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!

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