Howard Elementary School
First Grade Parents
Here are some ideas for students to continue learning from home, until we are back together!
  • Have your kids spend two or three 15-20 minute chunks of time a day doing “read to self”...they know what that is, we do it everyday.
  • After every book they read they have some options: write title/characters/setting/problem/solution, write a review of the book, write an informational paragraph about something they learned if they are reading a nonfiction text.
  • Write letters to nursing home patients.
  • Play card games where cards are added or subtracted.
  • Play dice games where dice quantities are added together...I also taught them a game where you roll for tens place, roll for ones place, do that twice, then add the two digit numbers...we’ve been practicing carrying.
  • Add the value of a pile of coins.
  • Practice sight words...if you don’t know what words just reach out to your child's teacher, and they will send you lists for your child.
  • Art hub for kids (YouTube) is a great directed drawing outlet...after drawing have them write a story about what is happening in their picture, who/what/where are they/what are they doing.

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Wash hands often! Enjoy spending time with your precious gifts! Love to you all! Give our babies hugs!❤️
-First Grade Team

Shared Vision

Pursuing academic excellence, developing personal motivation, and inspiring continued learning endeavors in preparation for the opportunities of tomorrow.

Mission Statement

Howard Elementary commits to growing learners who are college and career ready through quality instruction, effective use of resources, building a collaborative culture, and strong leadership.