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Kinder, 1st, and 2nd Grades

Lesson Resources

  • Students should have paper, pencil, and coloring utensils on hand for each lesson.
  • Resources are available in English and Spanish unless indicated otherwise.

Broadcast Schedule

Note: The Summer Broadcast Schedule starts the week of Monday, June 15.

  • 8 to 9 a.m., Monday-Thursday: Grades K, 1, 2 English Language Arts
  • 9 to 10 a.m., Monday-ThursdayGrades K, 1, 2 Mathematics
  • Fun Friday! 8 a.m. to noon: Grades K-5 – PE, Art, Music, and Virtual Field Trips. Broadcast on June 19, June 26, July 3, and July 10.

Week 1: June 15-19, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

ELA: What Makes a Great Pet? (Part 1)

Read Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen W. Martin and practice retelling; learn about counting syllables; practice fluency with a text passage.

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Math: Making and Using 5 and 10

Explore number patterns with 5-frames and 10-frames; build and solve “number staircase” problems; read 10 for Dinner by Jo Ellen Bogart; play the game Race to 200.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

ELA: What Makes a Great Pet? (Part 2)

Read pet poems from A Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein and learn about visualizing; practice noticing story elements in poetry; work with common “trick words”; start a piece of opinion writing.

No additional resources needed.

Math: Counting On, Counting All

Solve dot card problems with “Splat” warm-up; practice counting-on with dinosaur problems; read Two Ways to Count to Ten by Ruby Dee; build numbers with an Arrow Card Game.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

ELA: What Makes a Great Pet? (Part 3)

Read a non-fiction text about pugs and explore text features; practice decoding and encoding; play a syllable blending game.

No additional resources needed.

Math: Making 10, 20 and 100

Explore combinations of 5 and 10; solve a “$20 dot map” problem; read One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes; learn the sequencing game Trios.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

ELA: What Makes a Great Pet? (Part 4)

Make connections and learn about comparing/contrasting with Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey; practice “trick words” and new vocabulary; revise and edit opinion writing.

Suggested materials:

  • Student opinion writing from the previous episode (Part 2 )

Math: More Counting Strategies

Solve dot card problems with “Splat” warm-up; Use addition and subtraction strategies with story problems; read The King’s Commissioners by Aileen Friedman; learn the counting game Crossing the Decade Concentration.

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Friday, June 19, 2020 –
Kindergarten through 5th Grade Fun Friday

  • 8 to 9 a.m., Physical Education – Striking Skills:
    Get moving with “Wipe Out” drumming; practice striking with a short-handled implement. Suggested materials: Balloon, paper plate, glue, popsicle stick, plastic baggies
  • 9 to 10 a.m., Art – A Day at the Beach:
    Make a collage of your feet in the sand at the beach. Suggested materials: Glue, scissors, white paper; Colored paper: blue, purple, green, tan, brown (or markers to make colored paper)
  • 10 to 11 a.m., Music – Down by the Bay:
    Explore the ways that music can remind us of the ocean with movement, games, and songs in English and Spanish. Suggested materials and resources: Scarves, Found sounds (household items such as spoons, sticks, cans, etc.), Kids Take Action Against Ocean Plastic, Row, Row, Row Your Boat in Spanish
  • 11 a.m. to noon, Fun Friday – Pet Care:
    A local family introduces their pets and gives pointers for keeping all sorts of pets happy and healthy.

Week 2: June 22-26, 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020

ELA: Farm Animals (Day 1)

Read Pigs on the Farm by Mari C. Schuh and practice using text features; learn to isolate sounds in words and build words with letter/sound cards; practice reading with expression.

No additional resources needed.

Math: Using Number Patterns (Day 1)

Explore patterns on the calendar; identify and sequence numbers; read Ten Terrible Dinosaurs by Paul Stickland; play the game Great Race for 5.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

ELA: Farm Animals (Day 2)

Read Chickens on the Farm by Mari C. Schuh and notice the main idea, details, and new vocabulary; work with high-frequency words: is, this and for; start a piece of informational writing about farm animals.

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Math: Using Number Patterns (Day 2)

Warm-up with a counting jar routine; use a 100’s chart to count by 10’s and 1’s; read 12 Ways to Get to 11 by Eve Merriam; play the game Match Me with dot patterns.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

ELA: Farm Animals (Day 3)

Compare and contrast farm animals and pets; read Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss and find important parts of the text; play the game Sound Bags to practice hearing all the sounds in words.

No additional resources needed.

Math: Using Number Patterns (Day 3)

Continue looking for patterns on the calendar; use dot patterns to sort dominos; read The Mission of Addition & The Action of Subtraction by Brian P. Cleary; learn the game Great Race for Doubles.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

ELA: Farm Animals (Day 4)

Read Acoustic Rooster by Kwame Alexander and make text-to-text connections; build high-frequency words with objects from home; revise and edit informational writing.

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  • Student writing from the previous episode, Farm Animals (Day 2)
  • Small objects from home, such as Legos

Math: Using Number Patterns (Day 4)

Look for patterns and practice making numbers during calendar math; play Race to 30/50/100; read The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns.

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Friday, June 26, 2020 –
Kindergarten through 5th Grade Fun Friday

Week 3: June 29-July 3, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

ELA: Animals of New Mexico: Habitats

Learn about habitats and listen to There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea by Jennifer Ward; put story events in order and practice phoneme blending.

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Math: Patterns to 100

Practice forward and backward counting with jumps of ten; read Domino Addition by Lynette Long; learn the game Great Race for Five Minus.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

ELA: Animals of New Mexico: Birds

Sort animals by habitat; read Aesop’s fable The Peacock and the Crane, retold by Susanna Davidson; practice making inferences and start a piece of narrative writing.

No additional materials needed.

Math: Visuals for Numbers

Use visual patterns to find how many dots in all; read Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni and explore measurement; play the game Double Plus or Minus Bingo.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

ELA: Animals of New Mexico: Black Bears

Learn about New Mexico’s state symbols; read Black Bears by Megan Borgert-Spaniol and practice using text features to find information; build words with vowel teams oi/oy.

No additional resources needed.

Math: Using Combinations & Groups to Add and Subtract

Explore place value and number relationships with the activity Placing Chips; read Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert and learn about tangrams; play the game Great Race for Five Plus.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

ELA: Animals of New Mexico: Bobcats & Coyotes

Read Land Predators of North America by Erin Pembrey Swan and practice summarizing; compare and contrast bobcats and coyotes using text details; revise and edit narrative writing.

Suggested materials:

  • Student writing from the previous lesson (June 30: Animals of New Mexico: Birds)

Math: Number Choices and Combinations

Solve a multi-step word problem; continue reading Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert and make more animal tangrams; practice math vocabulary with the game Headbands.

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Friday, July 3, 2020 –
Kindergarten through 5th Grade Fun Friday

  • 8 to 9 a.m., Physical Education – Drum Fit, Part II:
    Review drumming patterns and the Ghostbusters routine; aim for a personal best with a “one-minute fast track” activity; do a yoga cool-down.  Suggested materials: Assorted materials for drumming at home such as short pool noodles, wooden spoons, laundry baskets, cushions, etc.
  • 9 to 10 a.m., Art – My Room is a Zoo!:
    Turn your room into a zoo with animals inspired by Amate folk art. Suggested materials: Brown grocery bad, brown or black watercolor paint, white chalk, tempera paint in a variety of colors (or crayons/colored pencils), black permanent marker, How to Draw Animals.
  • 10 to 11 a.m., Musical Adventures – The Animal Fair:
    Sing, play and move with animal songs in English and Spanish; read Tuesday by David Wiesner set to music. Suggested materials: Yarn, percussion instruments (or wooden spoons and buckets).
  • 11 a.m. to noon, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for Families:
    Learn strategies to build relationships, cope with stress, and promote resilience at home. Suggested materials: July 3: SEL Resource Folder.

Week 4: July 6-10, 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020

ELA: Animals Around the World: Whales and Dolphins

Learn about animals around the world and their habitats; read Whales and Dolphins by Susanna Davidson and practice comprehension strategies; play the word game Drop It-Add It.

No additional materials needed.

Math: Using Groups of Ten in Many Ways

Practice counting with jumps of ten; build numbers with bundles and sticks; read Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh; learn the addition game Make Ten.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

ELA: Animals Around the World: Endangered Animals Part I

Sort world animals according to traits; read Hello, Hello by Brendan Wenzell and use context clues to find the meaning of new words; prepare to present a piece of writing.

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  • Household objects to sort

Math: Patterns in Numbers and Relationships

Solve ten-frame riddles; read One Watermelon Seed by Celia Barker Lottridge and notice number patterns; learn the counting game Treasure Hunt.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

ELA: Animals Around the World: Penguins

Learn about endangered animals around the world; read Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell and practice asking questions; play the word game Name Changes.

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Math: Using Counting to Understand Numbers

Practice addition and subtraction with the game Cover It Up; read The Button Box by Magarette S. Reid and solve “missing button problems”; apply forward and backward counting skills with Crossing the Decade Concentration.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

ELA: Animals Around the World: Endangered Animals Part II

Explore ways to help endangered animals; read Don't Let Them Disappear by Chelsea Clinton and make text-to-text connections; do a vocabulary sorting activity; learn tips for presenting your work to others.

No additional materials needed.

Math: Wrapping Up Our Work With Numbers

Solve a multi-step word problem; read The Sundae Scoop by Stuart J. Murphy and explore growing patterns; review math vocabulary with the game Headbands.

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Friday, July 10, 2020 –
Kindergarten through 5th Grade Fun Friday

  • 8 to 9 a.m., Physical Education – Fitness, Fun and Dance:
    Warm up with a color-coded movement game; play Keep It Up and do a quick dance routine; beat your personal best with One-Minute Fast Track.  Suggested materials: Six different colored socks or paper to write color names 20 small items, like pieces of paper rolled into a ball or legos Balloon or zip-top bag
  • 9 to 10 a.m., Art – Let’s Build a House!:
    Read Outside My Window by Linda Ashman and learn about elements of architecture; use a printing technique with objects from home to design your own house. Suggested materials/websites: Large paper (18inX12in) Black tempera paint, colored pencils or markers, crayons Printing objects: pieces of cardboard, bubble wrap, paper towel tube, foil and plastic wrap, Art for Kids HubWatercolor Painting Lessons for Kids
  • 10 to 11 a.m., Musical Adventures – Friendship Around the World:  Sing partner songs, use words with rhythm, and keep a steady beat while exploring friendship around the world. Suggested materials: Found instruments (wooden spoons, pots, sticks, etc.)
  • 11 a.m. to noon, New Mexico Museum of Natural History:
    Become a fossil detective and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. No additional materials needed.