First Grade

Assignments for the week of August 31st - September 31st

  • Lesson plan for K & 1st grade that focuses on letter recognition, finger dexterity, and associating fingers with letters on the keyboard.

Typing Club Jr.

  1. Go to https://parker-core-knowledge-charter-school.typingclub.com/

  2. Sign in using your school email and Password. If you don't know the credentials, email your classroom teacher, Mrs. White, or Mrs. Henderson

  3. Choose Jungle Jr.

  4. Your assignments would appear on the screen.


Extra Resources for Students

Free Educational Games and Apps for Kids.

PBS Kids Daily Newsletter

While there's always child-friendly content at PBS Kids, the organization is going the extra mile during school closures: It's creating a newsletter that'll give you ideas for learning activities at home. A new newsletter arrives every weekday.

Mystery Science

Mystery Science combed through its past lessons and pulled the ones that were easiest to reproduce at home. Activities range from five-minute mini-lessons (including one called "How Does Hand Sanitizer Kill Germs," which seems appropriate right now), to full, 45- to 90-minute classes with hands-on experiments.

For remote teaching and learning, Crayola offers thousands of art-infused lesson plans that can be easily adapted for virtual experiences.

This program engages kids in core subjects like early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math, while encouraging creativity and building social-emotional skills.

Khan Academy Kids was developed in collaboration with learning experts at Stanford and aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and Common Core Standards.

Teaches: Ocean science, ecology, and animal and plant life

This gorgeously animated, realistic ocean-exploration app introduces key scientific ideas to kids in a fun, immersive way. Young users learn about the relationships among different coral reef species by exploring several undersea environments.

Typing Dance Mat

You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed and get a fun reward.

Typing Club

TypingClub's lesson plan contains over 600 lessons, guiding students from individual keys through numbers and punctuation, and all the way to a goal of 75 WPM.

The carefully designed lessons include instructional videos, educational games, cross-curricular content, and other interactive experiences.

Outschool

Outschool offers live, online classes for ages 3 to 13, and, for a limited time due to a big donation, it's signing up families affected by school closures into $300,000 worth of online classes (limit $200 per family). And if you're not one of the lucky ones, the lessons are still very affordable — some are as low as $5 per class.

GoNoodle

When it's time for them to get up and move around, this always-free app has videos that kids can follow along with for a little dance break. They're also coming up with daily activities for parents to use at home.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Similarly, the Cosmic Kids yoga videos are good for a few minutes peace and quiet so you can work — we mean, a nice stretch and mindfulness break in the middle of all the academic learning. The app requires a subscription, but you can watch the videos on YouTube.

America's Test Kitchen Kids is making all of its recipes, activities, and experiments free.

Parent Tips

We've rounded up a few ideas for how to enact self-care for the whole family—with the help of media and tech, and sometimes without it. Read the article here.

Learning with technology, whether with a math app, a video how-to, or a wiki, opens up a new world of discovery for kids. And as they access information in novel ways, kids are preparing for life in a new interconnected, global world. Learn how to spot the good stuff, find the right products for your kids' needs, and foster a love of learning.