1st Grade / Week 4 / April 6-10


  • Read To Self for 20 minutes every day.  

  • Listen to Reading for 20 minutes every day. 

  • Daily Writing Journal:  Create a daily writing journal with a drawing to match.  

    • Write about what you like to do, what you think or what you feel 
    • Write about who or what you love 
    • Write something nonfiction: A How-To or All About Book 
    • Write about a story you heard or read 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

Students will spend 60 – 90 minutes daily doing literacy activities – reading, listening, speaking, writing, and technology 

Choice Activities: 

  1. Fold a piece of paper into 8 boxes.  Write a word that has a long vowel sound with a silent ‘e’ in each box.  (examples – game, note, bike, etc.) Draw a picture to match. 

  1. Make a list of 5 or 6 compound words. Use each word in a simple sentence. 

  1. Listen to a fiction read-aloud story on Epic or YouTube.  Retell the story to your parent or older brother/sister using sequence of events (First, Next, Then, Last) 

  1. Draw a picture of something that is happening outside in nature and make a video of yourself showing and telling about your picture 

Can Turn In: 

Take a picture or video of any activity you do and post it to the “Portfolio” tab on Class Dojo  

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources 

Scholastic Learning at Home 


Click on your student’s grade level, there will be stories to read for each day of week 1.



Username: Learning20 

Password: Clifford 



Educational games and activities to practice reading 

Teach Your Monster To Read 

Educational games and activities to practice reading 

Epic Books 

Online library 

Study Island 

Educational games and activities to practice reading 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

Students will learn how to read and create picture graphs, bar graphs, and tally charts. 

Choice Activities: 

  • Go Math big book Chapter 10 Lessons 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5 

  • Students can choose items from their homes to create a picture graph- for example a student could use their toys and make the picture graph based on that (cars, action figures, Pokemon cards, barbies, Polly Pocket, etc) 

  • Mid chapter checkpoint page 428 

Can Turn In (take a picture and submit on Dojo using portfolio): 

  • GO Math big book pages 414-5 

  • Mid chapter checkpoint pg. 428 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources 

YouTube link for reading picture graphs


 Use this link to learn how to read picture graphs.

Study Island 

Students can log in with their username and password 



Use this link to play an educational graphing game 


Student can log in with their username and password 



Students can take this quiz on bar graphs 

Brain Pop- Pictograph video 


Username:  hartelementary  

password:  hartman 

Brain Pop- bar graph 


Username:  hartelementary 

password:  hartman 

Weekly Learning Goal:  I will be able to talk about Nebraska’s Unicameral and our state capital building. 

Essential Question:  What is interesting about the people who make Nebraska’s laws and the building they work in? 

Choice Activities:


  • Watch the video below about the Nebraska legislature.  You may need to push the control key and click to get the links to work. 


  • Talk with your family.  What do they know about Nebraska’s legislature?  Most states and countries have a bicameral (house and senate).  How is having a unicameral special in Nebraska? 


  • Talk with your family.  Our unicameral tries to be nonpartisan (not democrat or republican).  How is that helpful? 

Can Turn In: 

  • Take the Nebraska Capital virtual tour (link below).  Send a note via Class Dojo about what your favorite part of our capital is.  Take your time looking through the tour.  There are a lot of great things to click on and explore! 


Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Nebraska Legislature 

This video explains why Nebraska has a Unicameral government and how a bill becomes a law. 

Nebraksa Capitol Virutal Tour 

This is a virtual tour of Nebraska’s Capitol.  

Weekly Learning Goal:  I can explore various resources to learn about rocks and animals. 

Essential Question:  What can I learn by observing? 

Choice Activities: 

  • Explore one or more of the first 5 websites and learn about some of the animals at these zoos. 

The best websites to learn about animals are the first 5.  They are all fun to visit.  The first 3 have videos that would be great for the whole family to watch. 

  • Pick up some rocks as you take a walk.  

  • Identify how the rocks are the same and different. 

  • Try to identify what kind of rock you’ve found. 

The best websites to use with these activities are the last 4 websites. 

Can Turn In: 

  • A short message about what you learned about one of the animals you thought was interesting.  You can write or record a video. 

  • A picture of you with your favorite rock, with a quick message about what type of rock you think it is.  Where did you find it?  What is special about it?  Does it have any fossils in it? 


Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Henry Doorly Zoo: Zoo From Home: http://www.omahazoo.com/zoo-from-home 

This website is wonderfully simple and fun to explore. 

Georgia Aquarium: At Home Learning: https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/at-home-learning-with-georgia-aquarium/ 

You can explore for fun.  If you scroll down there are some great videos about different animals and exhibits at Georgia Aquarium. 

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden: Home Safari Resources: http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/ 

Scroll down to explore different Home Safari experiences.

Shedd Aquarium of Chicago: https://www.sheddaquarium.org 

The Shedd Aquarium has some amazing animals you can learn about. 

Field Museum of Chicago: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/educators/learning-resources 

The field museum has tons of great learning opportunities that you can explore.  If you click on “Menu” (upper right hand corner) and then click on “our science” and “research and collections” (middle toward the bottom) you can enjoy some amazing pictures of fossils.  Enjoy! 

Geology.com:  https://geology.com/rocks/ 

This is a great website to learn more about the types of rocks.  It can help you identify what type of rock you have. 

Smithsonian GeoGallery:  https://geogallery.si.edu/gems-minerals-meteorites-rocks 

Forgive the pun, but this website ROCKS!!!  It is just fun to look through all of these different rocks. 

Ashfall Fossil Beds:  https://ashfall.unl.edu/ 

Ashfall is one of the BEST fossil beds in the whole world, and it’s here in Nebraska.  This website has lots of interactive things to click on and read as well as videos.  If you have any questions about Ashfall, just let Mrs. Perry know.  She’s a total Ashfall nerd. 

More about Ashfall and Nebraska’s history:  nebraskastudies.org 

This website has more than just Ashfall.  It’s a great place to learn all about Nebraska. 

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Choice Activities:  

  • Use the video and Click on the link to get your heart pumping with this fun activity.  Challenge your family members to see who can do the most laps in one minute. 

Supporting links:


Choice Activities:  


  • Use the video provided and march to the song around your house. 

  • Find a song you like and march around the house with a family member. 

  • Sing Hot Cross Buns and find all the Z (rests).

  • Create your own pattern of ta, ti ti, and rests. Share it with a family member and see if you can teach them how to read your pattern as well.  


Supporting links:

 This is a ta          This is a ti ti    

ZThis is a rest (silent sound)  


Choice Activities:  

Illustrate a story or a favorite book 


Materials: Paper, pencil, pen, crayons, markers, paints, or computer 

Instructions: Visually tell a story about a personal experience (something that has happened to you) or draw a scene from your favorite story book. 

Make sure you add characters (Who is in the story?), setting (Where does the story take place?), & action (What is happening?). 

Remember to add lots of details (clues that tell us what’s going on) before coloring it in!

Supporting links: 

Storyline Online is a great online resource that features a large variety of children’s books read by accomplished actors and actresses. 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Joslyn Art Museum  

You can browse the permanent & temporary collections as well as their sculpture garden. 

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 

Offering virtual studio tours of artists’ spaces as well as overviews of their current exhibitions. 


You can contribute to a communal art project called “Tessellation” that will be compiled and exhibited at KANEKO.  

The Union for Contemporary Art  

Offering printable coloring pages from artist Alexandria Smith.  

Sheldon Museum of Art  

You can search the collection of UNL’s art museum by subject.  

Museum of Nebraska Art  

The MONA in Kearney offers a view of their collection comprised of artists from Nebraska.  

National Gallery of Art  

Offering art lessons listed by grade level if you want to create even more at home. 


Choice Activities:  

Supporting links:

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Student Accommodations to consider if your student receives special education services:  

English Language Arts


-Extended processing time 

- Shortened assignments  

- Extended time 

- Oral reading of directions  

- Visuals  

-Simplification and repetition of directions 

-Shortened writing assignments  












-Extended processing time 

- Shortened assignments  

- Extended time 

- Oral reading of directions  

- Visuals  


-Simplification and repetition of directions 

-Number line 

-Touch point strip  

Number Line - Mini\Personal Number Line by Ella Frazier | TpT