Hello First Grade Families! Here are some fun learning opportunities for you to share with your child.
Here are 3 great field trips for your child to take.
The district has compiled common lesson plans for all first graders for the entire month of June. These lessons can be accessed for clicking the REMOTE LEARNING tab at the bottom of the Jeannette Rankin website Jeannette Rankin or the MCPS website. The district mentions several learning choices that are available on your child's CLEVER page. Here is just another reminder that besides the I READY, myON and ARC icons inside the CLEVER page I have also built your child specific items underneath their EASY BRIDGE icon which is also on the CLEVER page.
Fun With Shadows! - Here's the entire lesson -
Shadow Data Tracking!
Let’s listen to this fiction story about the first time a little boy met his shadow.
Let’s think about these questions before we begin our experiment.
1. Why did the shadow disappear when the sun went behind the cloud?
2. According to this book, how is a shadow formed?
Assignment: It’s time to record your shadow! This assignment will only work if the sun is out! You will also need some sidewalk chalk for this fun assignment and another person to help trace your shadow.
Before your shadow tracing experiment begins, let’s make a prediction. In this experiment, we will be tracing our shadow from the same place throughout the day.
*****Before you begin, write down what you think will happen to your shadow as you trace it throughout the day? Share your prediction with the class.
1. Go outside and find a spot in your driveway, on the sidewalk, or anywhere you like to use chalk to draw!
2. Stand in one spot. Draw an X under the place you are standing and an arrow to show which way your body is facing.
3. Take out your chalk and ask someone to trace your shadow.
4. Next to the picture of your shadow write down the time of day you did your first tracing.
5. After several hours, go out to the exact same place, stand facing the same direction, and notice where your shadow is. Trace your shadow again and write down the time.
6. You may continue to do this as many times as you’d like during the sunlight hours.
Record your data: What did you notice happened to your shadow throughout the day? Why do you think these changes happened? Do you think this would happen if you did it again tomorrow?
If your child would like to listen again to any of the stories that have been sent out via email, here are the links again..
Stay safe and healthy everyone!
With best wishes, Mrs. Painter