Our 1st grade curriculum consists of the following units of study:
Computer Tools, Coding and Digital Solutions - Please see below for the activity of the week!
To access your student portfolio in the Special Areas Class, please go to dojo.me and enter the code below. This code will remain active for 48 hours.
Yay!! It's the last day of school and you all worked so hard this year! I am so proud of each and every one of you! I hope you have the most amazing summer and I can't wait to see you next school year!
Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, care-takers, siblings, friends and family members who helped us make it through this unfamiliar time. We appreciate all of your help and hard work too! We couldn't have been as successful without you! Enjoy your summer (no more teaching) break!
1st Grade Week of June 15th
Good Morning 1st Graders! This week is Reward Week! Feel free to go back and use any of the sites we have used this year to reward yourself for all of your hard work! You have all done an amazing job working through remote learning and now is the time to enjoy something fun you like to do from class! Happy Reward Week!!
1st Grade Week of June 8th
Good Morning! This week and next week will be used for catching up with any previous activities you haven't had a chance to get to or for you to check out some live webcams on animals at the San Diego Zoo in California. Use the link below to watch the animals live as they eat, sleep and see how they spend their day. When you are done, you can send me a message or video of your favorite one if you would like. Also, If you would like to keep exploring, feel free to check out the other tabs at the top of the screen to see information about other animals, stories, activities and games. Have fun exploring the world of animals! 🐘🐧🦒🐼
1st Grade Week of May 25th & June 1st
Happy June! Please continue with the activities below for this week. If you have completed everything from last week, thank you for working so hard! You can always go back to any of the websites or videos we have used so far and continue practicing your typing, coding or Internet Safety rules if you would like. If you need a break, that is ok too! Go and enjoy your week!
1st Grade Week of May 25th & June 1st
Good Morning 1st Graders! I hope you had a great long Memorial Day weekend! We are going to continue with some Internet Safety videos and Kahoot! games this week and next week. These are short videos so you might be able to complete them all in one week, but it is up to you if you would like to save one for next week. Also, these games will be available until June 19th in case you would like to play them more than once. Here are the two videos and the Kahoot! games for you -
1st Grade Week of May 18th
**Please make sure you complete the activities below for the weeks of May 4th and May 11th before completing the activity for this week**
After watching the video on Internet safety and drawing your favorite character from Router's Birthday Surprise, see how well you remember what you learned by completing the Kahoot! game using the link below.
**This game will remain active for play until June 12th in case you would like to play more than once**
Remember, I love seeing pictures and videos of you completing your activities, so don't hesitate to post on ClassDojo while you are challenging yourself on Kahoot! Have fun playing!
1st Grade Week of May 11th
Good Morning 1st Graders!! I hope you enjoyed your weekend and are ready to get your drawing papers or screens ready! If you haven't watched the video below from last week yet, please do that first before doing this activity.
We met a lot of characters last week in the Router's Birthday Surprise video. This week, I would like you to draw and color, either on paper or on the computer by going into your dojo.me account and using the drawing feature in your portfolio, your favorite character or characters from the Internet Safety video. You can draw Clicky, Router, Nettie, Webster, or one of the Webville Outlaws. It's all up to you! Send it to me through ClassDojo. You can even send me a video with your picture about why you picked the character you did...if you want to! I can't wait to see your drawings!
Have fun and get ready for a Kahoot! game on the video next week!
1st Grade Week of May 4th
Hi 1st Graders!! I hope you enjoyed the nice sunny weekend we had Saturday and Sunday. I know I did 😊😎☀️ This week we are going to be starting our Internet Safety Unit. Please watch the following video, pay special attention to the on-line safety rules and what UYN means. This video is approximately 24 minutes long, so all you need to do is watch the video this week. I will be adding activities next week to go along with the movie and the Internet safety rules. You can send me a picture on ClassDojo of you watching the Router's Birthday Surprise video if you would like. It always brightens my day to see your faces! Hope you enjoy the video!
Router’s Birthday Surprise - https://vimeo.com/351256830
1st Grade Weeks of April 20th and 27th
Good Morning! I hope you are all still staying well and enjoyed your Spring Break! To close out the month of April, the next two weeks we are going to focus on keyboarding and learn exactly what fingers are used for which letters. Remember when you are practicing, keep your left hand on the left side of the keyboard and your right hand on the right side. You will follow along on the screen in the typing program. If your hands are placed correctly on the keyboard, you should always be able to see the letters G and H on the home row (the middle row of letters).
Everyone works at their own pace and remember Special Area activities should only be 20 minutes a week, so if you don't finish a lesson this week, finish it next week. Right now typing is not about your speed and finishing a lot of lessons. It is about learning how to keyboard properly. Using the correct fingers for the letters is more important than rushing through the lesson just to get to the next one! I will be able to see all your progress as you are working, but I would also love to see a picture of you practicing your lessons. Please send me some on ClassDojo!
Below are the directions for getting into the typing program - there are a couple of steps:
Enter your username name (your first initial and last name - no spaces)
Example - vkulpinski
Enter your password (your 1st initial, last initial and student id number - send me a message if you need it)
Example - vk971717
Scroll to the bottom of the first screen and look for the blue Typing.com icon under more apps. This should automatically log you in. If you have any trouble, please let me know.
Begin your lessons with J, F and space and when you finish that one, take a break with a typing game by clicking on GAMES at the top of the screen. When you are ready for your next lesson, click back on the word LESSONS at the top and RESUME your practice.
**Remember, right now we are working on hand placement, not speed 😊
1st Grade Week of April 6, 2020
Good Morning! I hope you are all still staying well and enjoyed your weekend! The week before the holiday break is always a "Reward Week" for my classes. We take this class period to take a little break from all of our hard work and enjoy an educational game we like to play in the lab. I would like to continue this for this week. Please use your computer time to show someone in your home how you can make amazing sand art using This is Sand, or try to get to the next level in your coding or typing lessons. It is your choice! Here is the link to my Symbaloo page. I am hoping all sites will work for you like they do in class - https://mrskulpinski.symbaloo.com
Remember, I love seeing what you are doing at home, so feel free to post a picture back to me of what you did on ClassDojo during your Reward Day!
1st Grade Week of March 30, 2020
Good Morning 1st grade families! I hope you all had an amazing weekend! This week I am attaching the link to the Computer Parts Kahoot! game. Student may need some assistance in reading the questions and answers, so please use this as a option for the week. They can always continue using the links provided on the Remote Learning page to continue their coding, typing or whatever activity they would like to explore. I am hoping while they can do this individually, or that you can use this as a family activity for fun! Parents, be careful though, they might beat your score. We have played a round in class! 😉
Pin in case it asks for it - 0267222
This game will be available to play until April 24th at 3pm
1st Grade Week of March 23, 2020
Hi 1st Grade Families! I hope you are all staying well and managing this new way of learning from home. I am going to post here to try and make it easier for you to see what the activities are for your child for this week. Please know any of the websites listed under the REMOTE LEARNING link are always an option for extra practice in navigating the computer, as well as, mastering content that we have been working on in class together.
This week is focusing on The Week of The Young Child. The 1st Grade activity this week, is an offline activity. Please see the video attached below. Also, please remember when completing any of these activities, please use resources you already have on hand. None of the activities are meant for you to have to go get anything. Use that you have :)
To my 1st Graders, I hope you have fun creating your computer drawing! You can always draw your desktop picture however you want...it doesn't have to be exactly the same as you see in the video. You can always draw your monster on your desktop like the one you have in class on your computer or draw a special picture you would like to create! The tower in the video is called the CPU. Our older computers used to look like that. That piece of equipment is the same as the MacMini we have in class that sits under your monitor. When you are done, share your drawing with someone in your family and show them the desktop picture you drew, what part of the drawing is the monitor and where the keyboard is. When you finish, ask someone to take a picture of it and share it on ClassDojo so I can see it! If you would like, you can pick an activity on ABCYa or Starfall for an online activity!