NEW! CRS Grade 1-Library Lessons Week of June 8th-JUNE 12TH
Good Morning First Graders! Clouds are so much fun but now we will be diving in to the Sea!
We will be exploring the OCEAN and some of the creatures who live there.
What do you know about HERMIT CRABS? Did you ever see one or have on as a pet?
Well, for Library this week I would like to share a very special book by: ERIC CARLE.
This book is called: A HOUSE FOR HERMIT CRAB.
*Please check out my VIRTUAL NIGHTTIME STORY TIME LINK for an interactive reading of this book.
I am also including some fun videos for you to help you learn more about HERMIT CRABS.
Click here for the story and more Hermit Crab fun: A House for Hermit Crab-by Eric Carle
After enjoying the book and videos to learn all about HERMIT CRABS you can color and decorate
a HERMIT CRAB and its shell.
1. Print out the HERMIT CRAB coloring page below and then color and decorate its SHELL.
2. Then you can choose to either draw an Ocean background on that page or you can cut out your
HERMIT CRAB and glue it to another paper and add an Ocean background.
3. Please share a picture of your project when it is complete at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Monterey Bay Aquarium has so many fun things to explore with your family. You can check out all
the cool animals who live there. Click this link to get to the LIVE Cams. Monterey Bay Aquarium-Webcams
My favorite is the Open Ocean Cam, the Penguins, and the Jelly Cam (So Relaxing!)
You never know who or what you will see swimming by...
*Parents, there are also special FREE Virtual Programs the aquarium is offering that you and your
child can join in.
NEW! CRS Grade 1-Library Lessons Week of May 25TH-JUNE 5TH
GOOD MORNING FIRST GRADERS, I hope you had a great weekend and Memorial Day.
Last week we learned about RAINBOWS. This week in Library we will be learning all about CLOUDS.
Have you ever taken a moment to look up at the sky and notice the different shapes in the CLOUDS?
I like to watch the CLOUDS and sometimes I see the shapes of: dinosaurs, dolphins, puppies, cotton candy, sharks and dragons!
Take time to look at the sky and see what you can see.
This week's story is a book called: Cloudette-by Tom Lichtenheld. We will be listening to the story, and doing some learning
acitivities and some fun science you can try at home. Just click on the links below for fun things to do.
Have fun exploring the CLOUDS!!!
STEM Activity-from RIF.org
ENGINEERING- CUMULUS CONSTRUCTIONS
Materials: cotton balls, white glue, Q-tips, bowl
Allow your child to construct their own cumulus clouds.
Have your child first draw out a design plan for their cumulus cloud.
Place glue in a bowl
Have your child use the Q-tip to place a small amount of glue on a cotton ball.
Attach another cotton ball to begin structure. Continue adding cotton balls
until cloud design has been achieved.
When finished, discuss challenges faced during construction.
SCIENCE DEMO-from RIF.org
A CLOUDY DEMO
Materials: cotton ball, small clear cup, water
Fill each cup with an inch of water.
Ask your child to hold their “cloud” (cotton ball) and describe how it feels.
Next, have your child gently place their cloud on top of the water.
Explain that clouds are actually made up of tiny water droplets.
When evaporated water travels upward and hits cold air,
it turns into the water droplets that make up the
cloud. Ask students to pick up clouds. Have them
describe how the cloud feels. Is it light or heavy?
Warm or cold? What happens as the cloud
becomes more saturated? Why is water falling
from the cotton ball cloud? How is that similar to
what happens with real clouds? Explain.
New!! CRS Grade 1-Library Lessons Week of May 11th-20th
Good Morning First Graders. Thank you for sending me all of your Star Wars week pictures.
I can see that you had fun. For Library this week we will be doing some science and learning about RAINBOWS!
With all of the crazy weather we have been having... Snow, Sun, Rain... you might just see a real one.
Parents: Please go to the Scholastic Learn at Home Resources page (Create a Free Account if You Have Not Done So Yet)
Be sure to click on the link that says Take Me There to access the books and activities for this lesson.
Please have your child read/listen to the two books and watch the video.
Then try the Puzzlers Game and Explore the Web for more fun.
If you would like to try these Science experiments or crafts at home click the links.
Have fun exploring.
NEW- GRADE 1 Library Lessons for week of May 4-8th
SPECIAL STAR WARS WEEK ACTIVITIES PLEASE CHECK MY HOMEPAGE AND THE LINK BELOW
FOR ALL THE DETAILS
New!! CRS Grade 1-Library Lessons Week of April 27th-May 1st
Good Morning First Grade! This week we will continue our study of the
Solar System and Space. You will have a chance to hear a story read by an astronaut from space!!!
Please click on the link below with your Mom or Dad to view this story and to learn more about the ISS
(International Space Station).
After listening to the story, Mousetronaut-by Mark Kelly point out that the reader was Scott Kelly who
is Mark Kelly's brother. Both Mark and Scott are astronauts, and Mark actually flew missions with real mice.
You can watch this cool Space Shuttle Launch Video: Space Shuttle Discovery Launch HD Play Loud
Please share a picture of their work. You may send your pictures to email@example.com
HAVE FUN EXPLORING!!!!
New CRS Grade 1-Library Lessons Week of April 20th-April 24th
Good Morning First Grade! I loved seeing all of your nests! They sure look cozy.
I discovered in my backyard that have a nest of baby Wrens in one of our birdhouses... I will try to take some pictures.
If you are still working on last week's stories and your nests please do not worry. You have time to enjoy working on them.
In Library this week we will be exploring Science the Solar System and Stars
*Parents please follow this link to: Scholastic Learn at Home Day 8-Earth Science and Stars at this site Have your child watch the story, Stars, Stars, Stars!-by Bob Barner and then read the non-fiction text: Looking Through a Telescope-by Barbara Bullock. After reading click on the links on the left side of the books to do your choice of the other web-based learning activities.
Have your child view: Scholastic Watch and Learn Library-What's In the Night Sky?-then have your child take the quiz.
It might be fun to look outside to see if you can observe the night sky or identify any constellations together. April is supposed to have a giant Super moon too. An amazing app that my children and I love to use for stargazing and sky watching is the Star Walk App which might be fun and useful for you.
EXTENSION ACTIVITIES :
Enjoy these cool songs and videos from the Story Bots (Also available on Netflix)
WARNING: VERY CATCHY SONGS!!!
Finally use a dark piece of paper and some light colored crayons or colored pencils and stickers or paint to create your own constellations.
Give them a name a send me a pic of your work. You know I love seeing your creative ideas!
Happy Star Watching! You might even get to stay up a little past your bedtimes...Love, Mrs. Konight.
NEW CRS Grade 1-Library Lessons Week of April 13th-April 17th and April 20th-April 24th.
This week in Library we will be learning about Birds and other animals that make nests.
Have you ever seen a nest? Was there one in your yard, in a garden or a tree?
Did you see one at your Grandpa's house or on a hike in the woods.
Lots of different kinds of animals make nests. After completing these activities: Students will tell which animals make nests,
and share what they know about nests and the animals that make them.
First you will be watching some stories read aloud online and watching some science videos to learn more.
Some of the stories are fiction and some will be non-fiction.
1. Watch this read aloud of PD Eastman's book: The Best Nest
2. Watch this read aloud of Catherine Friend's book: The Perfect Nest
You Tube Videos:
3. Please draw a picture of either a real nest or the ultimate imaginary "Perfect" nest inspired by the story, The Perfect Nest.
4. Please send me a picture of the nests you design at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesson for the week of March 30th-April 3rd
CRS Grade 1-Library Lessons
Good Morning 1st Graders! This week we will be looking at the book:
The Easter Egg by Jan Brett, and you will be learning about how she got the idea
to make and illustrate the book. Please view the video from the author below to meet her chickens
and to find out more. Then watch the read aloud of this beautiful picture book. Remember to pay attention to the
illustrations in the "key hole" on the top an sides of each pages for clues about the story.
After reading please print and complete the Easter ABC Order sheet and the Easter Egg Reading Response Activities (3)
You may take a picture of your completed work and share it with me: email@example.com or just turn it in when we return to school.
I hope you enjoy this story of Hoppi in this book. I miss you.
Love, Mrs. Konight
P.S. Check out my NIGHTIME STORYTIME episodes on my home page for more books read by me and some special guests.
If you have finished, see below for some fun Easter and Passover stories,
videos, and activities for you.
Lesson for the week of March 23rd-April 3rd
CRS Grade 1-Library Lessons
If you enjoyed reading the storires of Frog and Toad and wathcing their video adventures try watching these.
Frog and Toad Together
I loved all of your Frog and Toad Letters! Maybe try writing a second letter from Frog or Toad to another friend, Mom or Dad, or a Grandparent, and mail it to them.
Now let's learn the difference between Frogs and Toads.
Click on these links and videos to learn about Frogs and Toads.
After checking out these links, complete the pages below to show what you learned about frogs and toads
and how they are alike and how they are different.
You may print these out and turn them in once we return to school or you make take a photo and share with me
online. Now "Hop" along and read!!!
Lesson for the week of March 16th
CRS Grade 1-Library Lessons
Frog and Toad Are Friends
Please watch this animated story on YouTube
Then complete the following activity:
In this story Frog writes a letter to his best friend, Toad.
He is so excited and can’t wait unitl his friend gets the letter.
Frog and Toad have many adventures and love spending time together.
Pretend you are Frog (Your Name) or Toad and and write a letter to a Frog or Toad (Name of Your Friend).
You can deocrate your letter, draw a picture, or even add some stickers then put in in an envelope.
Take a picture of your letter and email it to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Toad Erik,
I like to go play in the sand with you. You are my good friend.
Would you like to ride bikes? I will let you borrow my book about stars. Maybe we can make some cookies too.
Please write back to me.
I love letters.
Dear Frog Gabriella,
It was so fun having a picnic with you. You are good
at hula hooping. What is your favorite color? Do you want
to play basketball? Tomorrow let’s splash at the pond.
Write back to me soon.
You may print out a template for your letter here: