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

    Overview: Rhyming words 

    Estimated Time: Approximately 20 minutes 

    Explanation: You will look for rhyming words in a book and write them down 

    Things to Know: You will need a parent, guardian, sibling, or adult to help identify rhyming words 


    • The best books to find rhyming words in are Dr. Seuss 
    • First read the book all the why through
    • Then go through again and identify rhyming words 
    • Have your student write them down in marker, crayon, color pencils, or chalk 
    • Spelling should be correct due to the fact that the words are in front of the student 

    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: Identifying flat shapes 

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes 

    Explanation: Color the correct shape to match the shape word 

    Things to Know: Sit with a parent, guardian, sibling, or adult to check for understanding  


    • Color the correct shape to match the shape word.

    Activity 2:

    Overview: Identifying and sorting flat and solid shapes

    Explanation: Name and sort flat and solid shapes. If you don’t have a printer to cut out the pictures, go on a HOUSE HUNT. Using real household items or magazines, find flat and solid shapes such as rectangles, triangles, squares, circles (flat shapes) or solid shapes such as spheres, rectangular prisms, cubes, trapezoids, etc.

    How are solid and flat shapes the same? How are they different?


    • Cut out the given pictures and use them as cards.
    • Mix up the cut-out cards. Lay them flat on the table.
    • Sort them into flat and solid shapes.
    • Discuss how are they alike? How are they different?
    • If you were to match a flat shape to a solid shape, which shapes would go together?