Math Enrichment

April 13th, 2020

Some of my families are asking for more work, especially in learning Math facts. One website that I would recomment for learning Math facts is If you set up an account and do the pretest, the program will set you up to work on Math facts. I did notice that the Grade One default is addition and subtraction 0-5 which may be too easy. If you want harder facts, you will need to adjust the default or rock the pretest! Addition and subtraction facts to 18 is a big part of our Math curriculum so any extra practice can be helpful! Thank you to all of the families who are rocking this!

Busy Work

April 10th, 2020

Some of my parents who are schooling more than one child have asked if I could post some easy work that would keep their Grade One child busy and independent while they are working with another child. Here are a couple of fun sheets to keep them busy. They are absolutely optional and I do not need you to submit them!

Springborders Eastermaze

Learn at Home Menu – Week 2

April 10th, 2020

We have finished our first week together! I am so proud of what we have accomplished. You are doing a great job! Our Week 2 Menu is shorter to take into account for Easter. If you would like more work, let me know and I can hook you up!

Menu Week 2

Spelling Tests

April 10th, 2020

Don’t forget to send me your Spelling Tests!

Reading Resources

April 8th, 2020

Are you looking for some extra reading resources? Are you getting low on things to read while the Library is closed? RAZ kids is a great online resource for reading. RAZ Kids is offering free access to their reading resources due to covid 19. The site offers 100s of short books that your child can read to you and features a variety of genres from fiction, non-fiction, animal stories and more. Sign up for RAZ Kids at:

Day 2

April 7th, 2020

I just wanted to let everyone know how happy I am with how things went yesterday! I am so proud of you moms and dads for the time and effort you are putting into keeping things going from home! I especially loved that some of you sent me little videos. It made my day! Let me know if I can serve you in any way!

A couple of reminders:

  • print off the Learning Menu Week 1
  • Choose 3 activities per day
  • Read the instructions under the headings: Math, Language Arts, Science, Socials
  • Email completed work to (only if instructions say to)

Have a wonderful Day 2!

Welcome Back to School!

April 6th, 2020

As we all step into our new roles this morning, don’t forget to go easy on yourself and your child. This is new and it will take some getting used to for all of us – me included! I am here to support you in any way that I can. Feel free to call or email me if anything is unclear! I’m not going anywhere!

Here is another silly video to get the kids ready to go:

Friday, April 3, 2020 Learning Menu Week 1

April 3rd, 2020

Good Morning!

It was nice to chat with all of you by phone this week. I talked with many of you about the Weekly Learning Menu. The menu is a snapshot of the activities that we will try to accomplish this coming week April 6-10th. You can print it out and hang it on your fridge. Our goal is that students will choose three academic activities plus an outside play each day. The instructions for each activity with pictures and videos will be on the right hand side of the blog under the headings: Math Language Arts, Socials and Science.

This is a goal and we can evaluate the amount of work it is at the end of the week. I think some of you will want more and some will be happy with the Weekly Menu. I can provide extra enrichment to those who want it! My goal is not to overwhelm either of us! Please feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Menu Week 1

Class Fish

April 2nd, 2020

Do not worry about our class fish. He has moved in with me and is living on top of the filing cabinet away from my prying cat Koi.

Thursday, April 2, 2020- Picking up your supplies at the school

April 2nd, 2020

Good Morning, Grade 1 families,

We are getting so close to being organized! Today you can go to the school and pick up your child’s supplies. As per the school’s email:

  • Last names beginning with A-L pick up between 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Last names beginning with M-Z pick up between 12:30pm-4:30pm

Please do not let the children tear through the supplies or duotangs as there is work prepared for us to use in the comming weeks that needs to be organized and intact.

Let the adventure begin!