Welcome to Mrs. Willis' Wise Owls!

Our first grade team has worked together to bring you this choices board which provides ideas for activities in all subject areas. These are suggestions and will not be graded and are optional. Our number one concern is that you and your family are safe.

June 8-12

June 1-5

May 25-29

Click link for Choices Board May 18-22

Click link for Choices Board May 11-15

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Click link for Choices Board April 27- May 1

Click link for Choices Board for April 15-24

Other Ideas from PWCS:

Language Arts

Journal-Write about your experiences at home use one of manyJournal prompts.

Reada book and make a short video about it.

VisitStoryline Onlineand enjoy a wonderful book read aloud by a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Listento books read aloud in your home language:
-International Children's Digital Library;Scholastic Daily Activities;Story Time from Space; orUnite for Literacy

VisitWord Worldwhere words come alive.

Createyour owncomic strips or graphic novels.

Explorethese digital resources to build your English language skills:

Listentothese authors sharing picture books and excerptscompiled by author Kate Messner.

Brush up on yourgrammarskills:Khan Academy Grammar,


Bedtime Math- Stories and puzzles that helps parent talk math with their kids. Each day presents a non-fiction article, with videos and photos, followed by related math riddles for kids ages 3-9. This includesCabin Fever Mathwhich are engaging, hands-on math activities for families.

3-Act Tasks- Problem-based lessons, including engaging videos and photos, tofoster students’ curiosityand incorporate mathematical reasoning and problem solving.

SPLAT!- Fun, very powerful, highly interactive number senseactivitiesthat can be usedat anygrade level!

Esti-Mysteries-Estimation Meets Math Mysteries.Each image invites students to wonder what number is represented by the image.

GregTang Math- Thissiteincludes a wide variety of mathematics games and resources to challengestudents’ math thinking, reasoning andproblem-solvingskills.

Open Middle- Challenging math problems at all grade levels with multiple ways to approach and ultimately solve the problem.

Thinking Blocks– Uses a visual model to support understanding of word problems.

Number Talk/Journal- Roll dice or use playing cards to identify a number then journal all the ways to make/solve for this number (use more than one for two digit and higher numbers).



Explore and createonGoogle EarthandGoogle My Maps.

Explore Environmental Sciences-learn, play games, and tease your brain onNational Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-KIDS.

Take a Virtual Field Trip to a place you have read or learned about this year onDiscovery Education.

Explore learning about animals & many other topics onNational Geographic.

Take avirtual field trip:
Discovery Education Field Trips(can filter by content)
More Virtual Field Trips

Explorea variety of scientific topics:
PHET Simulations (Physics,Chemistry,Biology,Earth Science)
Engaging science content YouTube videos
Interactive Periodic Table

Social Studies

Explore historical sites, geographical regions,and createonGoogle EarthandGoogle My Maps.

Interactive Map of the United States-find your state/capitals, identify the states that border your own, predict the geographical features in each area, etc.

Virtual Field Trips:

Learn about the history and the meaning of the U.S. Constitution through theConstitution Center’s interactive activities.

Learn about life in Colonial TimesJamestown/Yorktown Foundation.

DiscoverRise and Fall of Jim Crow Laws-hear personal interviews, read articles, and watch videos on the impact of this time period.

Other Links to use at home:

Tumblebooks: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fBooksList.aspx%3fcategoryID%3d13&categoryID=13

Scholastic: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

BrainPopJr.-educational videos (username: victoryes password: school): https://jr.brainpop.com/

PebbleGo-great research page for kids-can have your child explore the website and research different animals, people, ect. (username: victory password: school) https://site.pebblego.com/modules

Mo Willems will be posting a "Doodle" video every day at 1pm. Children can follow along! We are huge Mo Willems fans! https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems

Virtual Field Trips! 

PBS Kids: https://pbskids.org/

Prodigy is a great website to practice and learn math! (create your own login for free) 

Math Playground is another math website, even has word problems! https://www.mathplayground.com/

NASA Kids Club: https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

National Geographic for Kids: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Different Typing Games: https://www.kidztype.com/tags/kids-typing-games/


 Daily Schedule
 9:00  Arrival
 9:00-9:15  Morning Meeting
 9:15-11:00  Language Arts and Literacy stations
 11:00-11:30  Lunch
 11:35-1:00  Math and Math Centers
 1:00-1:15  Recess
 1:25-2:10  Encore
 2:15-3:00  Social Studies/Science
 3:00-3:30  Core Extension
 3:40  Dismissal

 Encore Schedule 
 Day 1 P.E.
 Day 2 Music
 Day 3 Library 
 Day 4 P.E.
 Day 5 Art

Current Standards of Learning and Units of Study


1.3 a) Create rhyming words
1.3 cd) Blend sounds to make one-syllable words and segment one-syllable words into individual phonemes
1.5 a) Use initial and final consonants to decode and spell one-syllable words
1.5 d) Use short vowel sounds to decode and spell one-syllable words
1.5 h) Read and spell commonly used sight words
1.9 d) Make and confirm predictions
1.9 e) Ask and answer who, what when, where, why, and how questions about what is read
1.9 f) Identify characters, setting and important events
1.9 g) Retell stories and events, using beginning, middle, and end in a sequential order
1.11 a) Form letters accurately

1.11 b) Space words within sentences
1.12 a) Identify audience and purpose
1.12 b) Use prewriting activities to generate ideas
1.12 c) Focus on one topic
1.12 d) Organize writing to suit purpose
1.12 g) Use letters to phonetically spell words
1.12 h) Share writing with others
1.13 c) Use correct spelling for commonly used sight words and phonetically regular words 
1.1b) Write numerals 0 to 110 in sequence and out of sequence
1.2a) Given up to 110 objects, group a collection into tens and ones and write the corresponding numeral
1.2b) Compare two numbers, 0 to 110, with pictures or objects, using greater than, less than, equal to
1.3) Using objects or pictures, indicate ordinal positions 1st through 10th
1.7b) Demonstrate fluency with addition and subtraction within 10
1.8) Determine value of collection of like coins (pennies, nickels, dimes) to 100 cents
1.9a) Tell time to the hour and half hour with analog and digital clocks
1.10) Use nonstandard units to measure and compare length, weight/mass, and volume
1.12) Collect, organize and represent various forms of data using tables, picture graphs, and object graphs. Read and interpret data displayed in tables, picture graphs, and object graphs, using the vocabulary more, less, fewer, is greater than, is less than, and is equal to

Social Studies
1.5 c) Identifying the shapes of the United States and Virginia on maps and globes
1.6 a) Student will develop a geographic understanding that the location of Virginia determines its climate and results in four distinct seasons
1.6 b) Student will develop a geographic understanding that the landforms of Virginia affect the places people live
1.10 a) Focusing on fair play, exhibiting good sportsmanship, helping others, and treating others with respect
1.10 b) Recognizing the purpose of rules and practicing self-control
1.10 f) Participating in classroom decision making through voting
1.13 a) Understand that we have state and local government officials who are elected by voters
1.13 b) Make contributions to their communities
1.13 c )Include people who have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions and are united as Americans by common principles
1.1 a) Asking questions and defining problems
1.1 b) Planning and carrying out investigations
1.1 c) Interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating data
1.1 f) Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
1.6 a) The sun is the source of energy and light that warms the Earth’s land, air, and water
1.6 b) The sun’s relative position changes in the Earth’s sky throughout the day
1.7 a) Changes in temperature, light, and precipitation affect plants and animals, including humans
1.7b) There are relationships between daily and seasonal changes
1.7c) Changes in temperature, light, and precipitation can be observed and recorded over time.