Monday, March 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020-HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLIOT!!!



*Take time throughout the day for snack, lunch, recess, playtime, and brain breaks (go noodle & fresh air)!

*Please note that this schedule can be spread throughout the day and is not meant to be done in one sitting or in any particular order. I have emailed an “editable homeschooling schedule” that may help you organize your day.

Morning News: click the link March 23, 2020 KC News

*We read the morning news together every morning. One student points to the words and reads the news while the rest of the class follows. Please have your child read the news and find sight words in the news. If you have a printer, you can print the news and have them highlight sight words on paper. If you don't have a printer, your child can just point to the sight words that they find in the news!

Go Noodle: It’s Your Birthday

*If you’d like to share a picture of a birthday card for Elliot or a video singing happy birthday to Elliot, I will be happy to send it along :) I am sure it will brighten his day!

Sing the Monday song and the March Song to your families!

“Today is Monday, Today is Monday. All day long, all day long. Happy happy Monday, Happy Happy Monday! All day long, all day long!” 

This is March. The wearing of the green. Leprechauns and Shamrocks. On St. Patrick’s Day are seen. (each line is echoed after sang)

How many days are left in March? What month comes next?

What day was yesterday? What day is tomorrow? What kind of weather is it outside today? 


GYM- please click HERE to find Ms. Janowski’s webpage for gym activities!


ART- please click HERE to find Mrs. Clark’s webpage for art activities!


Please click HERE to find Ms. Henry’s Spanish assignments for today.

*As you can see our Monday mornings are filled with specials! I barely see the students on Monday morning, so please visit each of the specials teacher’s webpages however best fits your schedule for today.


- Review sight word lists. Please have your child read and practice his/her sight word lists. Students should recognize and read sight words while reading books from their book pouches. Below is a link to our "sight word powerpoint", which we use in school to practice words. Please review sight words using the powerpoint. 

Sight Word Powerpoint Link

*If your child is having trouble with any sight words, don’t keep going! Stop and “master” the ones they know first. *Ways to get better at sight words- arm tap them, rainbow write them (write over and over using 3 different color crayons), and find them in books while reading!

Reading Workshop:

- Click this LINK to listen to a read aloud Pete the Cat the Great Leprechaun Chase.

- Go on RAZ Kids and read for at least 10-15 minutes. Try to record a story for me so I can hear you read!

- Please read a story to your child each night before bed. Continue to fill in your blue log “Read to Make a Difference” in your folder for as many minutes you read.

*Find sight words while you are reading

*Use strategies to figure out unknown words

*Look at print - the word begins with b (bunny not rabbit) 

*Use pictures to help

*Sound the word out in “chunks”

- EXTRA: This link will direct you to stories on by Amazon. They are providing free audible stories while schools are closed. If you are in need of more read-aloud books, check it out! Audible

Writing Workshop:



- Today, write a letter to PETE THE CAT! 

- Pete the Cat is home learning too and would like to hear from you! Write Pete the Cat a letter asking him something you want to know about him and telling him one thing you are doing at home.

- In writing workshop students have been writing letters to express feelings through writing.

- Students have learned the parts of a letter: date, greeting, body, closing/signature.

- Telling sentence: uses a period.

- Asking sentence: uses a question mark and needs an answer. 


- Your child will continue to practice writing strategies already taught. I refrain from telling them how to properly spell everything so that they will become confident, independent writers. Please continue to do so. Any writing they do will help keep the stamina for writing.



- Log into Happy Numbers for 15-20 minutes.

• go to

• click "I'm a Student"

• enter your class number: 709 017

Student Passwords: please save your personal password. I emailed this as a PDF as well.  

Additional math resource:

Additional Math Resource:

Science, Social Studies, Health:

Ms. Corbett’s picture of “What Spring Looks Like”

- On Tuesdays, please direct your child to Mrs. Gambuti’s Launch Pad webpage where you will find Science lessons/activities. Her name can be found on the TBD website teacher drop down (just like you found mine).



Handwriting: (Handwriting Without Tears Orange Workbook)

- Please complete the next two pages in your handwriting workbook. I do not assign certain page #s because each child may be on a different page. 

- Handwriting Without Tears is offering free use for 90 days of their HIIT tools that we use in our classrooms. Simply click “create an account” for a free 90 day access! Link below:  

*Please keep track of any written work and place in folder that was sent home- date work.

*During this social distancing and school closure period, I encourage you and your child(ren) to continue to find ways of connecting with friends and family. Make a phone call, enjoy a video chat, write an e-mail, or send a handwritten note!