Mrs. Annette Jenkins


Welcome to Mrs. Jenkins' First Grade Class

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Parents and families can support students’ thinking and learning during extended school closures. 

■ Collaborate with your child to organize the day to include time for learning, activities and exercise. 

■ Read to and with your child and have conversations about what you have read together. 

■ Take a walk and ask about what your child is seeing and about being a good citizen. 

■ Encourage critical thinking through cooking together or planting a garden. 

Encourage conversations about mathematics in your child’s day. 

■ Explore your child’s creativity by creating art, music, or dance. 

■ Write a letter to a family member or friend or community hero. 

■ Be mindful of screen time and have alternatives for children to play outside. 

■ Listen to your child about his or her feelings and fears and offer comfort, honesty, and reassurance 

■ Start a project together. Share it to Dojo! 

■ Start a journal about the things you are doing and learning. Number and date your pages. Sign your name at the end of your entries. 

Nature walks and scavenger hunts. 

■ In-house scavenger hunts 

■ Play card games that encourage adding or comparing numbers. 

■ Find letters/words on items in your home. 

■ Alphabetize your canned goods. 

■ Make a calendar and put down one fun thing you did on each day. 

■ Your child can read a book to a stuffed animal or younger sibling.

■ Practice writing your abcs or sight words. 

■ Practice with magnetic letters learning your alphabet and making words/sentences. 

■ Write your own story! Read it to your family. 

■ Count how many items are in your house until you get to 100! 

■ Family Cooking! Help read the recipe and measure the ingredients. Set a timer when cooking for child to understand time. 

■ Do a good deed for someone in your family or write a thank you note for someone.

■ Go on an imaginary trip and talk about the things you think you would see and do.

■ Science experiments using objects in your house with an adult. ■ Post to your Dojo portfolio what you have been doing! More ideas of activities that do not require internet access: https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/kindergarten-learning-games-activities/

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