Mrs. Ginn's First Grade
Remote Learning for the Dogwood Room
As we navigate this endeavor together please know that I am here for you and your family. I will keep this site current with the latest links and passwords. Our goal is to provide materials and resources that we have been using at school to continue at home during this unprecedented time.
First Grade Schedule:
7:00-9:00 - breakfast and playtime
9:00-10:00 - academics - keep this at your pace
10:00-10:40 - snack and playtime - (cook/prepare together, outside time, scavenger hunts, walks etc.)
10am Class Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays (I will send an invite to join meeting each morning)
10:45 - 11:45 - crafts, art, building, Maker Activities (download at the bottom of this page)
12:00 - 1:00 - lunch and playtime
1:15 - 2:15 – academics
2:20 - 2:50 - story time -virtual stories (on Mrs. Prouty's link below) and/or I will post on Seesaw
3:00 - 4:00 - cooking and snack - learn to cook something new - a lot of math can be covered during this time
4:15 - 5:00 - screen time or games (puzzles, board games, cards etc.)
5:00 - 7:00 - dinner, playtime, and/or TV time
7:30 -8:00 - begin bedtime routine
Round out this schedule with online resources if you like. There are so many places online offering free museum virtual tours, zoo tours, read alouds, online concerts, yoga, dance lessons and more. Furthermore, our Seesaw site, Zooming with the class, Symbaloo, Typing Club, Lexia, Epic, and IXL should keep everyone busy!
This is all flexible! Please make this functional for your family and know that the learning curve is high for me as well. We can do this together!
On our school website, you can access the symbaloo page that is a virtual dashboard with our apps:
(husd.org, go to "resources", then "student resources", then "symbaloo":
(lower case first name and first letter of last name)
Epic: class code: zup2400
Current books that are leveled by age, reading level, and interest. Our school uses the Fountas and Pinnell reading level system. There is a tab on the Epic home page that students can access books right at their reading level. I will send you an email with your child's current (or best to my knowledge) reading level.
Our class seesaw site is up and running! Visit the site to see new assignments.
Once your child completes an
assignment I can post to our blog. It is password protected.
Visit your blog at: https://blog.seesaw.me/dogwood
It is password protected. I sent you the passwords parents. Email me if you need it again.
Occidental Young Writer's Showcase (due date April 30th)
Kaye and I have the creative story that your child has written. As time goes on, we will start working on a poetry as well. Each child will create a poem!
Native Animal Reports:
Each child will be researching and completing this animal report:
(download file at the bottom of this page)
Most students already picked their animal. If your child hasn't, please have them pick from this list or pick a native animal and email me their choice. Thank you!
Native animals from our forest that are still available: wild turkey, vulture, California newt, common buckeye butterfly, sparrow, raccoon, acorn woodpecker, coyote, or ?
At home Maker Stations
We have STEAM Bins at school in which your child plans, builds, and explores with a variety of materials (legos, form, index cards/tape, zoobs, pipe cleaners, blocks, paper dixie cups, etc). At the bottom of this page you will see the pdf for at home maker stations. Have fun!!!
We are currently on unit 6. I will be assigning unit 6 lessons to your child through IXL, so when they log in they will see assignments that they can click on.
Bridges did add a home learning piece. I like the problem of the day. Lots of great resources:
Math topics that we are currently working on:
fractions (halves, thirds, and fourths), telling time by the hour and half hour, adding and subtracting by tens, place value (tens and ones), Money- counting coins
Many of these topics can be incorporated in your daily life...cooking with your child, setting a schedule and using an analog clock, tape "price tags" on cans in your cupboard and set up a "store" for your child to "buy" items.
We are currently working on the Air and Weather Unit. I have provided a resource below that you can print for at home activities.
From Mrs. Prouty our Librarian:
Virtual Story Times, drawing lessons, music, and More:
From Ms. Rebecca our School Counselor:
Working from home tips, mental health resources, brain breaks, and much more!
Ms. Krista from our Harmony Garden
Signs of Spring Video Challenge
Ms. Raef's Music Video:
Resources by subject area:
Mrs. Newman's Music Corner:
The Salamander Room Book - YouTube
Newts, Salamanders & Frogs - YouTube
Food Service: Lunch pick up
All school age children can pick up a bagged lunch at school pick up sites near you.
Ms. Amanda is serving our students at the YMCA in Occidental Monday thru Friday from 10am-Noon. It is not necessary to rsvp ahead, but you can email her to give her a heads up! Garden vegetables are available Tue and Fridays.
Download and Print:
1. Maker stations at home
2. Native Animal Research Project
3. Foss Science: Air and Weather
1. 20 personal narrative graphic organizers
2. Sight Word dice worksheets
3. Place Value Bingo