• 1st Grade Reading: Reading and Writing Menu: Column 1

    Overview: Go on a phonics hunt!

    Estimated Time: Approximately 20 minutes 

    Explanation: You will look for short vowel, long vowel, bossy r, diagraphs, and blends

    Things to Know: You will need a parent, guardian, sibling, or adult to search around the house or outside for obejcts, pictures, etc.  


    • Student should lead the game in searching 
    • Search for as many objects or pictures that you can find
    • Challenge your student and have them write the words by strecthing and tapping every sound they hear in the word
    • Highlight the short vowel, long vowel, bossy r, diagraph, or blends 

    1st Grade Reading: Reading A-Z: Grab Bag

    Overview: Read independent level book 

    Estimated Time: 20 minutes 

    Explanation: You will choose one of your independent leveled books that is in your grab bag, and then complete one activity that goes with your reading.  

    Things to Know: Sit with a parent, guardian, sibling, or adult to practice reading fluently and accurately. Directions should be read allowed to student to ensure they know the expectation of the activity. 


    • Pick 1 book from grab bag 
    • After book has been chosen, pick 1 activity to go along with your reading
    • Read book silently to self, pointing to every word
    • If adult or sibling is available read to them, showing them your best reading skills (pointing to all words, turning pages, stretching words by sounds, and fluently reading the text)
    • Then complete the activity that you have chosen

    ***Note: Students should read the book each time before completing the activity for that day. Read the same book each day until all activities have been complete. Then move on to another book. Skipping around from book to book before completing all activities can confuse students and cause them to mix up events, characters, and other story elements. 

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  • 1st Grade Math: Chapter 5 Activity 1: Grab Bag 

    Overview: Ways to Add Fluently 

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes 

    Explanation: You will add by counting from the larger number on 

    Things to Know: Sit with a parent, guardian, sibling, or adult to make sure you understand the directions. Once you know the directions try to do a few problems independently. 


    • From your grab bag complete pages 1-4 
    • Have students check-in after each pages or after every 2 pages 
    • Use counting tape, ten frames, and counting on strategies 
    • Check all answers when student is complete and review any problems that students are unclear with