April 27- May 1st Remote Learning

 Reminders & Updates:

Student iPad pick-up is available M-F from 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM. Please message me if your family would like to borrow a student iPad from Disney School. Appointments are required.

If any families have questions for the school nurse, Mr. Kosuth, please email him directly at dkosuth@cps.edu. These questions could be related to the health sections of your child’s 504 or IEP, or regarding any medication that is at the school that you would like to retrieve.

Check your ClassDojo messages for passwords and login directions to our new class video-sharing tech link. We can’t wait to see and hear from you on Flipgrid this week!

DOWNLOAD STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND LINKS FOR LEARNING HERE:

Great work first-graders! Your photos and online assignments are FANTASTIC! Thank you, families, for helping your students at home. I am so lucky to have a class of amazing students and parents. I GREATLY appreciate all of your hard work! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help your family during this time.

Remote Learning April 20-24

Well, it is official, our class will not be returning to Disney School as first-graders. CPS has announced that we will continue “Remote Learning” until the end of the school year. While we all knew this situation was likely to happen, it was still hard to hear. The next time I see those sweet smiles my class will be second-graders and off to start a new year in a new classroom. This was sad news for me and I took some time this weekend to think about how best to prepare my students for next year during this unique learning situation. I have made plans and gathered resources that will ensure your child is ready for second-grade. CPS has not yet provided teachers with details about 4th quarter grading, how families will retrieve personal belongings from classrooms, or what the fall will look like for Disney. I will continue to keep you updated about news via ClassDojo as this information becomes available. We will figure this out together!

Below you will find a link to this week’s lesson document. You will notice that we have returned to our regular reading and math curriculum with links to videos and workbook pages listed. In keeping with the directives from CPS, this is a greatly reduced weekly workload. First-graders will complete approximately 90 minutes of learning activities daily. If your family wishes to do more practice I have provided additional resources for reading and math in the “Enrichment” pages at the end of the document. Students are always welcome to spend more time using learning apps like eSpark and IXL for enrichment too.

Click the link below to download this week’s lesson assignments and materials for students:

Assignments are listed on a daily chart. Feel free to modify the order of these assignments to fit your family’s needs. I understand that some days are busier than others. Students may use weekend days to complete assigned work if needed. Thank you, parents, for all of your help at home. You have been GREAT!

Remote Learning Apr. 13-Apr. 19

Welcome back to remote learning week 4! I hope this message finds your family healthy and safe. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance during this time. Here are some links to resources from CPS & Disney School:

  1. Meal Pick-Up Times- Disney School is NOT a meal distribution site. Families can pick up meals outside of their nearest CPS school – they DO NOT need to pick up meals at their school of attendance. Use this link to search for a school near you: https://schoolinfo.cps.edu/mealdistributionsites/index.html?timePeriod=spring
  2. Packet Pick-Up – Would your family prefer paper and pencil work for your children? Need extra enrichment activities for your Disney students? School meal distribution sites (see above) will have grade-specific packets available at the meal pick-up tables for students. These are optional activities. You may use these in place of the assigned digital work or as extra practice.
  3. iPad Pick-Up – Disney is providing iPads for students to borrow during the remote learning time. If your family would like an iPad please call the main office or email me to arrange an appointment for pick up.
  4. Counseling Office Website – Providing resources for families including ideas to emotionally support your child during this crisis and links for housing, utilities, internet, & food assistance. https://selwithmc.weebly.com/

CPS Grade 1 Remote Learning Expectations: Students should plan for 90 minutes of learning each day.

Reading: Complete the following activities by Sunday, April 19th

  1. Choose one of the reading activities from the menu each day (5 total). Read for 20 minutes each day. The kids enjoyed this activity so much last week I thought we would do it again. Try a new activity from the menu or repeat a favorite! Happy reading everyone!
http://learningwithmrsbrannigan.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ReadingHomeworkMenu-1.pdf

2. Watch this BrainPopJr video to review nonfiction text features.

3. Practice IXL 2nd Grade Language Arts: (Have you already done these skills? Way to go! Try a 3rd-grade challenge of your choice!)

E.3 & E.4 Long and Short Vowels W.1 Use text features U.1 Compare and Contrast informational text passages


4. Follow the Scholastic Day 1 Grade 1-2 Activities Animal Studies – Spiders

5. Complete 60 minutes of eSpark reading this week.


Optional Enrichment Activity: Fans of Dav Pilkey can join the author and Dog Man for creative activities at Scholastic!


Math: Complete the following 5 shape activities by Sunday, April 19th. You do not need to print these pages… Students may draw pictures on paper from your home. Send a photo using ClassDojo or email to ktbrannigan@cps.edu to show your work.

Activity 1: Shape picture challenge: You will need 1 die from a board game.

Activity 2: Create a picture using the shapes described. A shape drawing guide is provided.

Activity 3: Go on a 3D shape hunt. Draw the items you found.

Activity 4: Watch shape videos with a pet or stuffed animal.

Watch this fun Shape Practice video. Pay close attention to the quadrilateral section of the video!  What is a quadrilateral? Teach the meaning of a quadrilateral to your pet (stuffed pets work too!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24Uv8Cl5hvI

Grab a microphone and have a sing-along with your super-smart pet. Here is a shape song to sing together!

Activity 5: Complete 60 minutes of eSpark math this week.

Optional Enrichment: This website has GREAT shape games. Check out the geoboard, symmetry, and more!  Most of the games are tablet friendly.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/shapes

Science & Social Studies: Complete the following activities by Sunday, April 19th. Families are welcome to share photos of children completing learning activities to be shared on Disney’s social media sites. Please include a note giving consent to share online with the photo.

  1. Field Trip!  Pack a picnic snack and see the animals of the San Diego Zoo!  When I checked the live cameras, the animals of the African plains were very busy, the koala was napping, the penguins were chatting, and the other animals were hiding. Just like a real zoo visit, some animals will be inside when it rains! I wonder who you will see on your virtual field trip?

2. New! Sesame Street Resources

  • Optional: Visit Sesame Street in Communities, where we just added relevant new videos, printables and learning-at-home resources for your family!

3. Choose one of the creative activities from below.  Complete at home with the help of an adult.

4. Optional Enrichment: Science is brought to life in this podcast that tells stories about science discoveries with help from actual scientists. They answer questions from why cats always seem to land on their feet to what a journey to the center of the earth would look like.

Have questions about this week’s remote learning? email ktbrannigan@cps.edu or message me on ClassDojo

I’m sending smiles to brighten up your day! Watch ClassDojo for updates and awards. Stay safe and healthy everyone. I miss you!

Love,

Mrs. Brannigan

Happy Spring Break!

The Chicago Public Schools will begin vacation on Monday, April 6th. Enjoy a week of relaxing family time! New learning assignments will be posted on Monday, April 13th.

The Disney school building will be closed next week. CPS will continue to distribute food to families at a limited number of school sites. Please use the link below for a searchable map of locations near you:

https://schoolinfo.cps.edu/mealdistributionsites/index.html?timePeriod=spring

Stay Safe! Be Well! See You Soon!

Music with Ms. Dunne

Build an instrument!
Using household items, create an instrument! Take a photo/video of you playing your instrument and email it to edunne@cps.edu.
See below for some examples. can drums!straw pan pipes! paper plate tambourine!
Notes:Feel free to be as creative or as simple as you like. The instrument must make a noise. There are no other rules! Have fun!
I will post some videos on my website by Monday March 30th if you’d like to see some of my examples!

Walt Disney School NETFLEX and… chillExercise

http://www.disneymagicpe.com/weekly-e-learning-plans.html

You have all been on my mind lately.  

I’m going to miss meeting in person while we are away from school. As families adjust to new routines for the coming weeks, I’ve put together a variety of activities to choose from. The first few slides are broken up by grade levels k – 2nd- slide 23rd – 5th – slide 3,  and  6th – 8th – slide 4 and have daily activities to click on for simplicity. Feel free peruse through other slides for additional ideas (I’ll be updating periodically). This is your NETFLEX subscription! Choose activities that fit your interest/schedule. I recommend doing at least 30 minutes of activity each day, especially on the days you have PE at school – one hour is even better if you are up to it. Feel free to reach out to me at aeoneill@cps.edu if you have any questions, new ideas, or successes. 

In health – Mr. O’Neill 

   @disneymagicPE 

www.disneymagicPE.com  

eLearning Plan March 30th -April 3rd

1st Graders: Keep exercising your brain! Complete the activities below during the next 5 days. This is your schoolwork for the whole WEEK! Please do not try to do it all in one day.

Parents; If you would like to share photos of your child working on any of the assigned tasks to be used on the Disney School social media sites, please include a note giving consent with the photo. Send pics via Class Dojo or email. Thank you!

P.S. – Next week is Spring Break! I am not assigning new work. This website will be available if you would like to revisit enrichment activities shared earlier.

Reading 104:

Complete 1 item from the Menu below each day.




Watch the videos below to review comprehension skills.

Read 3 books from your RAZ Kids Assignment Rocket.


Complete the following IXL enrichment activities.

IXL 2nd Grade Language Arts:

V.2 analyze stories

B.4 Rhyming

P.1 Order Events

Q.2 Inference

Math 104:

Choose 3 activities from the Board below to complete this week.

Watch BrainPopJr shapes videos to review shape names and features.

Complete the following IXL enrichment activities.

IXL 2nd Grade Math:

T. 1 & T.2 2D shapes

U. 1 & U.2 3D shapes

Extra Fun: Visit this website for fun ways to make shapes at home. (optional activity)

https://childhood101.com/hands-on-activities-for-learning-about-2d-3d-shapes/

Room 104 Social Studies & Science: Ice Cream!

Watch BrainPopJr. Video: Goods and Services

Imaginative Play: Create your own food shop and “sell” treats. Use real money to practice counting coins and making change from $1.00.

Write a menu for your pretend shop.  Include a description and prices for each item. (The link above is to make special play-doh. This is not required. Use your imagination to make a shop in your home. Use items from the pantry to “sell” to your customers or use your art supplies to create foods.) What kind of shop will you create?

Challenge: write receipts for your customers. Add their items to determine the total cost of the purchase. Can you make the change for purchases under $1.00 too?

Watch BrainPopJr Video: Changing States of Matter to find out what happens to Moby’s ice cream cone.

How are ice cream cones made? Watch the video to find out;

STEM and Movement Enrichment (optional)

What can you do with a balloon? Click the link to find fun activities for the whole family.

eSpark Reading & Math Enrichment

Complete 1 hour of eSpark  reading practice this week. (You can work for 10-15+ minutes each day.)

Complete 1 hour of eSpark  math practice this week. (You can work for 10-15+ minutes each day.)

What about the reading and math packets?

Already finished? Hooray! Keep the packet safe. Not done yet? Our current return date is April 21st. You have 3 weeks to finish the pages. Make a plan that works for you and keep the packet in a safe place when you are finished. PACKETS WILL BE COLLECTED WHEN WE RETURN TO SCHOOL.

Fun Friday Show & Share

We are trying something new today! I MISS YOU! Let’s share our fun home activities and pictures with classmates. Padlet is an online sharing space for our classroom. Here is how it works:

  1. Check your ClassDojo messages for the Padlet link.
  2. Click the + button in the lower right corner
  3. Type to answer the question: What is something fun you have done this week?
  4. Don’t forget to include your first name!
  5. optional: upload a picture (photo or drawing)
  6. Click the blue area when you are finished
  7. Read what your classmates are doing at home!

Friday, March 27th

Happy World Theater Day!

https://www.diycraftsy.com/puppet-crafts-for-kids/


Click the link for puppet making ideas. Retell your favorite story as a puppet show for your family!

Reading 104 Activities: 

I can describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

  • Set timer for 10 minutes. Complete pages from your language arts packet sent home 3/13. 
  • Set timer for 20 minutes. Read independently on RAZ-Kids. Check your assignment rocket for book & quiz of the day. Complete this first. Quiz results are sent to the teacher directly by site. If you finish early, you may visit the Reading Room rocket for a book of your choice.
  • Set timer for 20 minutes. Log in to eSpark Reading. Work towards your HIgh 5 goal! Student progress sent directly to teacher from site.
  • IXL Enrichment       2nd Grade

K.1Complete words with variant vowels

K.2 Which word has a different vowel sound?

Room 104 Math Activities: 

I can understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. 

  • Set timer for 15 minutes. Complete pages from your math packet sent home 3/13.  
  • Set timer for 20 minutes. Log in to eSpark Math. Work towards your HIgh 5 goal! Student progress sent directly to teacher from site.
  • IXL Enrichment       2nd Grade

G.1Add multiples of 10

Room 104 Writing Activity: 

I can make a list  describing my time at home.

Journal Entry: What are you doing at home? Make a list of fun things kids can do at home to share with friends.  I have 10 things on my list. Can you think of more than 10?

Room 104 Speaking & Listening:

I can ask and answer questions with eye contact, a clear speaking voice, and relevant responses.

Ask 3 family members:

Would you rather go to the dentist or the doctor? Why?

Practice listening & responding to people.  For example: I agree with ______ because ____.  Or ask a follow-up question.

Extra Fun Room 104:

https://www.makeandtakes.com/sidewalk-chalk-activities-and-games

Time for outside fun!  Grab some sidewalk chalk and check out this link for fun games!  I ??the ultimate hopscotch and standing long jump activities. Add some math to this game by using a real tape measure to see how far you jumped!

Music Fun with Ms. Dunne

Compare and Contrast

Tell the name of your favorite song to someone you live with.

Listen to it together on Youtube/Spotify/Apple Music. 

Take a piece of paper and fold it in half. 

On one half, draw a picture of how the song makes you feel. 

On the other half, have the other person draw how the song makes them feel. 

Compare pictures at the end. 

Do you feel the same or different about your song? 

Take a picture of your drawings, and send it to edunne@cps.edu.




Thurs., March 26th

Reading 104 Activity: 

I can identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

  • Set timer for 10 minutes. Complete pages from your language arts packet sent home 3/13. 
  • Set timer for 20 minutes. Read independently on RAZ-Kids. Check your assignment rocket for book & quiz of the day. Complete this first. Quiz results are sent to the teacher directly by site. If you finish early, you may visit the Reading Room rocket for a book of your choice.
  • Set timer for 20 minutes. Log in to eSpark Reading. Work towards your HIgh 5 goal! Student progress sent directly to teacher from site.
  • IXL Enrichment  2nd Grade

G.1Choose the picture that matches the vowel team word

G.2Complete the vowel team words

Room 104 Math Activity: 

I can count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.

  • Set timer for 15 minutes. Complete pages from your math packet sent home 3/13.  
  • Set timer for 20 minutes. Log in to eSpark Math. Work towards your HIgh 5 goal! Student progress sent directly to teacher from site.
  • IXL Enrichment 2nd Grade

B.2Comparing numbers up to 1,000

Room 104 Social Studies Activity: 

I can explain the purpose and features of a map.

https://jr.brainpop.com/socialstudies/geography/readingmaps/

Watch the video about maps. Use the “Draw It” tool at the bottom of the page  or a paper & pencil to draw a map of your bedroom.

Speaking & Listening:

I can ask and answer questions with eye contact, a clear speaking voice, and relevant responses.

Ask 3 family members:

What do you think it would be like to have wings?

Practice listening & responding to people.  For example: I agree with ______ because ____.  Or ask a follow-up question.

EXTRA FUN ROOM 104

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/packages/recipes-for-kids/weekends-at-home/recipes-kids-can-bake

Math in the kitchen! Learn about fractions by baking a treat to share with your family! Click the picture for recipe ideas or look at your favorite cookbook for recipes.


LIBRARY FUN WITH MS. R.

Activity: Book Choice

This activity focuses on how you choose books to read. Knowing what you like to read helps you find just right books!

Begin on the library website:

Waltdisneymslibrary.weebly.com

Open the Resources & Databases page. Click on:

  • Tumble Books
    • Username: waltdisney
    • Password: books

Click on the hyperlinked image.

Once you are logged in, browse through the collection. Think about how you choose books to read. Look at the cover, read the title. Do you recognize the name of the author? If there is an illustrator, do you recognize the name of the illustrator? Read the description of the book. Does this sound interesting to you? Why does it interest you? Read the book. 

What did you think of the book. Answer the questions about the book.