Ms. Lee Brosius
First Grade Teacher

brosiuls@pwcs.edu
703-590-0344
  

 1st Grade Weekly Communication


My Class Meetings will be held Tuesdays and  Thursdays at 9:30 AM via Zoom.  Look for the meeting invitation by the day before.

Now that we are fully involved with Distance Learning, we have planned a weekly calendar of activities for each week. All calendars are saved in my "Files and Documents" folder in the "Weekly Suggestions for Activities to Do Every Day" file.  The Specialists' link is found below, and also in my "Useful Links" tab, and on each weekly calendar.  
The calendar for the current week is also attached here:
June 8-12

1. The weekly calendar will be e-mailed to my families no later than 9:00 am on Monday morning.

2. I will be available during regular school hours to respond to messages and email in a timely manner. Office hours (for immediate response) will be on Wednesdays between 11-12. 

3. If needed/requested, I can schedule an individual Zoom meeting with a parent/ guardian.

The purpose of an individual family Zoom meeting is for parents to ask questions that cannot be handled through email. 

4. My class web page will be updated weekly with new assignments and news. Please check the class page at least once a week.

Please see "Files and Documents" for resources such as optional activities and strategies, a weekly calendar of optional activities, curriculum documents, a calendar of the standards of learning taught up to this point in the year, so you will have a list of all things that could be reviewed at home, and a list of Penn Elementary student programs, links, and passwords. I also have many resources available in the "Useful Links" tab. I hope everyone is staying well and I miss you!

WEEKLY ACTIVITY SUGGESTIONS FOR READING, WRITING, MATH, SCIENCE, AND SOCIAL STUDIES(click link here)

WEEKLY ACTIVITES FROM THE SPECIALISTS
(Click link here)


Below is a suggested schedule for long distance learning for Penn students.


 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

K (Core)

9am-10am

Science

LA

Math

Social Studies

PE

K (Encore)

10am-11am

Art

PE

Music

Counseling

Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st (Core)

9am-10am

LA

Science

Social Studies

Math

PE

1st (Encore)

10am-11am

Art

PE

Music

Counseling

Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd (Core)

10am-11am

PE

Science

LA

Math

Social Studies

2nd (Encore)

11am-12:00

Library

Art

PE

Music

Counseling

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd (Core)

11am-12:00

Social Studies

PE

Science

LA

Math

3rd (Encore)

12:00-1:00

Counseling

 

Library

Art

PE

Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th (Core)

2:00-3:00

Math

Social Studies

PE

Science

LA

4th (Encore)

1:00-2:00

Music

Counseling

Library

Art

PE

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th (Core)

1:00-2:00

LA

Math

Social Studies

PE

Science

5th (Encore)

2:00-3:00

PE

Music

Counseling

Library

Art

PENN Elementary “Virtual” Schedule April 14-Jun12 





Newsletters can be found in the "Files and Documents" section.

Links to academic sites and other important information can be found under the "Useful Links" section.


 

Optional Academic Activities by Content Area (A link to the site where I got this information is under the "Useful Links" section.)

Academic Area Activity
Language Arts

Journal- Write about your experiences at home use one of many Journal prompts.

Read a book and make a short video about it.

Visit Storyline Online and enjoy a wonderful book read aloud by a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Listen to books read aloud in your home language:
-International Children's Digital Library; Scholastic Daily Activities; Story Time from Space; or Unite for Literacy

Visit Word World where words come alive.

Create your owncomic strips or graphic novels.

Explore these digital resources to build your English language skills:

Listen to these authors sharing picture books and excerpts compiled by author Kate Messner.

Brush up on your grammar skills: Khan Academy Grammar,

Mathematics

Bedtime Math- Stories and puzzles that helps parent talk math with their kids. Each day presents a non-fiction article, with videos and photos, followed by related math riddles for kids ages 3-9. This includes Cabin Fever Mathwhich are engaging, hands-on math activities for families.

3-Act Tasks- Problem-based lessons, including engaging videos and photos, tofoster students’ curiosityand incorporate mathematical reasoning and problem solving.

SPLAT!- Fun, very powerful, highly interactive number senseactivitiesthat can be usedat anygrade level!

Esti-Mysteries-Estimation Meets Math Mysteries.Each image invites students to wonder what number is represented by the image.

GregTang Math- Thissiteincludes a wide variety of mathematics games and resources to challengestudents’ math thinking, reasoning andproblem-solvingskills.

Open Middle- Challenging math problems at all grade levels with multiple ways to approach and ultimately solve the problem.

Thinking Blocks – Uses a visual model to support understanding of word problems.

Number Talk/Journal - Roll dice or use playing cards to identify a number then journal all the ways to make/solve for this number (use more than one for two digit and higher numbers).

 

Science

Explore and create on Google Earth and Google My Maps.

Explore Environmental Sciences-learn, play games, and tease your brain on National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-KIDS.

Take a Virtual Field Trip to a place you have read or learned about this year on Discovery Education.

Explore learning about animals & many other topics onNational Geographic.

Take a virtual field trip:
Discovery Education Field Trips (can filter by content)
More Virtual Field Trips

Explore a variety of scientific topics:
PHET Simulations (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science)
Engaging science content YouTube videos
Interactive Periodic Table

Social Studies

Explore historical sites, geographical regions,and create on Google Earthand Google My Maps.

Interactive Map of the United States- find your state/capitals, identify the states that border your own, predict the geographical features in each area, etc.

Virtual Field Trips:

Learn about the history and the meaning of the U.S. Constitution through the Constitution Center’s interactive activities.

Learn about life in Colonial Times Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation.

Discover Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Laws- hear personal interviews, read articles, and watch videos on the impact of this time period.


Optional Elementary Daily Schedule (please go to "files and documents" for more specific weekly suggestions for things to do each day)

Optional Time Activity Ideas
Before 9 a.m. Wake up  
9-10 a.m. Morning physical activity

Take a walk; Remember to practice social distancing.

Have a dance party in your kitchen;

Make a backyard or indoor Scavenger Hunt;

Get moving with these YouTube options:

10-11 a.m. Academic time:
Math
Science/Social Studies
See content selection listed below daily schedule
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Creative time

Play music;

Cook/Bake;

Reuse & Recycle-create something using something you no longer need or want to repurpose (birdfeeder, etc.);

STEM-build or solve a problem using household items (visit ScienceBuddies for inspiration);

Draw and write with authors/illustrators:

Post daily creative challenges on Twitter;

Art Prompts:

12-12:30 p.m. Clean up Clean your room, help around the house, etc.
12:30-1 p.m. Lunch Enjoy Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems: Mo Willems Lunch Doodles
1-2:30 p.m. Quiet time Check out these resources for quiet time:
2:30-4 p.m. Academic time:
Language Arts
Science/Social Studies
 See content selection listed below daily schedule
4-5 p.m. Fresh air

Take a walk, ride your bike, play outside with siblings, if you have a pet, play with your pet too! - Remember to practice social distancing.

If it’s rainy, visit Sports Illustrated for Kids.

5 p.m.-bedtime Connect with others

Eat dinner with family;

Connect with friends and family virtually;

Play a board game;

Rest;

Get plenty of sleep.


           


 

10 Ways Parents Can Get Involved in a Partnership with School

 

1. Read to/with your child every day.


2. Have your child practice his/her Fluency and Sight Words booklets daily.


3. Ask your child questions about the stories he/she is reading (example- characters, setting, problem, and solution for fiction; main idea and details for non-fiction.)


4. Ask your child what he/she learned in school that day.


5. Check your child's blue "take home folder" and sign the calendar nightly.


6. Play the math games (given at the Goal Setting Conference) with your child at least 4-5 times a week.


7. Help your child with number sense (up to 120 in first grade) by giving a number and asking how much is one more, one less, ten more, or ten less. Use a hundreds chart (in the take home folder) at first, and eventually your child should be able to answer without looking.


8. Encourage your child to write in a journal at home. He/She can write creative stories, a few sentences about what he/she has read, make a “to do” list, write a menu for the family dinner, etc. All writing practice is helpful, no matter what it is.

 

9.  Please send your child to school, on time, every day (unless sick).

 

10. Please send your child ready to learn with a good night’s rest (about ten hours) and a nutritional breakfast. Children can concentrate and learn best when they are well rested and have eaten.