First & Second Grade Activities & Links

Language Arts

These activities should take no more than 40-45 minutes, and this time can be broken up throughout the day.

  • Activity One: Read 10-20 minutes everyday, Adult/older child to child, together, or child to Adult/older child.
  • Activity Two:  Talk about your reading.  What happened in the beginning, middle, end?  What was your favorite part and why? Who are the characters?  What is the setting? What was the problem? How did it get solved?  Have you read a book like this before?  
  • Activity Three:  Read non-fiction or informational text. What is the text about?  What is some key information you learned? How can you find the key information?  Have you read a book like this before? 
  • Activity Four:  Write about a book you read recently.  What was your favorite part? Write and draw about the characters, setting, problem or resolution.  
  • Activity Five:  Write about anything: a pet, a party, a friend, the weather, what you saw outside, what you want to be when you grow up, etc.  
  • Activity Six: Look for High frequency or sight words in the book you are reading, practice these words daily.  
  • Activity Seven: Write sight words on index cards, post-its, or small pieces of paper and put them around the house to have a scavenger hunt for words.  How many can you find and read, of course!
  • Activity Eight: Act out a favorite story!  Add costumes, props, and silly voices!  

 

Online Resources

Online time should be limited and balanced with other activities.

Wit & Wisdom (Literacy resources)– The same literacy program we use at school, but tailored to our current at-home situation! 30 minute lessons that are free and require no downloading.

Epic! Books- each student has been or will soon be emailed an invitation to use Epic books at home through Mrs. S’s account.  Download the free app, and/or use the link in the email invite to access. 

Starfall either a free app or the website for language arts 

Story line A free literacy program where actors read to children

Typing Club username: first name last initial  password: tsas202

Math

These activities should take no more than 40-45 minutes, and this time can be broken up throughout the day.

  • Activity One: 2nd grade: work on Envision Topic 7 more addition/subtraction that was sent home with you at the conference time.
  • Activity Two: 2nd grade: roll 3 dice and write down the different 3-digit numbers you can make.  For example, if you roll 2, 4, and 5, you can write: 245, 254, 425, 452, 524, 542. Say the numbers you wrote.
  • Activity Three: 2nd graders: write 3-digit numbers in standard form, expanded form and written form.  For example: 357 (standard) 300+50+7(expanded) and three hundred fifty-seven (written.)
  • Activity Four: 2nd grade: practice telling time to 5 minutes. Remember to practice saying “half past,” “quarter past” or “quarter to,” “ten past,” or “ten to” an hour.
  • Activity Five: 2nd grade: Add different amounts of money; use coins, bills, or a mix of money.  You could set up a little store and write prices on the items. Sell some items to your family.  You could make your own pictures to sell.
  • Activity Six: 1st graders: build shapes with legos or blocks.  Can you make a cube, rectangular prism, triangular prism, cylinder?  Experiment.  
  • Activity Seven: 1st grade: Get two dice, two number cards, or two playing cards, roll or flip two numbers, add together then subtract, too.  Write down each equation. How many can you do in 1 minute?   
  • Activity Eight: 1st grade: practice telling time to the half hour.  Make a paper plate clock, the hour hand is longer than the minute hand! 
  • Activity Nine: 1st/2nd:  Cook or Bake a yummy food.  Read the recipe, use the measurements to work on math! 
  • Activity Ten: 1st/2nd:  Play a card game “War” or “Top-It.” Have two stacks of cards turned over; each player turns over one card; the player with the higher number keeps the cards.

 

Online Resources

Online time should be limited and balanced with other activities.

Prodigy Math Engaging, standards aligned math platform.   Prodigy.com or download the free app, All 1st graders have an account, email Mrs. S for login info.  All 2nd graders have an account; email Ms. Carol, if you need help with login info.

 

Science

These activities should take no more than 40-45 minutes, and this time can be broken up throughout the day.

  • Activity One: Take a walk in your yard or somewhere outside and look for signs of spring, like crocuses, daffodils, buds on trees, snow and ice melting.  What else do you see?  
  • Activity Two:  Write and draw a scene from your walk outside.
  • Activity Three: Watch YouTube (see online resources) about spring equinox.
  • Activity Four: Check the outside temperature each day and write it down. Talk about when it is getting warmer or colder.
  • Activity Five: Watch the video on our TSAS website of the alevin in our classroom tank.
  • Activity Six: Watch the stop motion animation on our TSAS website about salmon. Practice saying the five types of Pacific salmon, using your fingers to help you remember. Thumb-chum, pointer finger-sockeye, tallest finger-king, ring finger-silver, pinky finger-pink
  • Activity Seven: Watch the 2 YouTube videos about the lifecycle of salmon (see online resources.)
  • Activity Eight: On a paper plate draw as many parts of the lifecycle of salmon as you can. 
  • Extra!  Label: adult, spawners, egg, alevin, fry, & smolt.

Online Resources

Online time should be limited and balanced with other activities.

Salmon Life Cycle Song This is a YouTube video about the salmon life cycle with a song set to “I Will Survive”  

Salmon life cycle This TeacherTube video also shows the life cycle of salmon by aligning salmon and human development.  

NatGeo Doccumentary- Lifecycle of salmon  National geographic documentary on salmon

Spring Equinox Science  

First Day of Spring Science  

Social Studies

These activities should take no more than 40-45 minutes and this time can be broken up throughout the day.

  • Activity One: Practice writing the names of the people in your family. Learn how to spell their names.  Remember the first letter is uppercase and the rest are lowercase.
  • Activity Two: Write a silly story about your family, draw a picture, too. 
  • Activity Three: Talk how you feel about not going to school and staying home.  
  • Activity Four: Write a letter to a relative or friend; send it by snail mail or email.
  • Activity Five:  Practice calming breathing to help you feel calm if you’re not; star, drain, pretzel, and balloon.  
  • Activity Six:  List ways you are lucky!  

Online Resources

Online time should be limited and balanced with other activities.

Speaking to your kids about the school closure.

Why Can’t I Go To School?