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First Grade Enrichment Activities

Welcome to out fifth enrichment page! I will be putting on some reading and math activities for you and your families to enjoy. Today’s date is April 6th and the following activities will be available for April 6, 7, and 8. I will be putting new ones on for April 9th. I hope this message finds you all well and safe.


A. Brilliant Brochure

Read a decodable passage from below and do the activity on the page. After if you wish , make a brochure of the text you chose.

RL.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events

B. Muffin Tin Tic-Tac-Toe

This game is a take on tic-tac-toe.  It helps a child to recognize sight words.  Sight words are those that need to be recognized automatically by sight.  They generally are not words that can be sounded out.

Materials Needed: 1 muffin tin, 12 paper cupcake liners, 1 marker,word list from below and a handful of place markers such as hard candy or cereal

What You Do: On the bottom of each cupcake liner write a sight word.  Place each liner in a muffin tin cup.  You are ready to play!

One person calls out a word.  The other person takes a place marker and puts it in the correct cup.  When three in a row is achieved, you have a winner.

Sight Words

today way why green grow pretty should together water any from happy upon ago boy girl how

RF.3.g Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

C. Lexia

At least 40 minutes per week. Here is the link….


A. Subtraction War

Play this fun card game with your first grader, and before long those challenging subtraction math facts will be part of her mathematical skill set. Besides strengthening subtraction skills, this game also provides practice in comparing numbers. Your teacher will thank you: in school, first graders are spending lots of time going up and down the number line, counting objects, and developing deep understanding of these all-important number concepts.

Play Subtraction “War”

What You Need: Deck of cards Kitchen timer

What You Do: 1. Shuffle the deck of cards and deal them face down, giving each player an equal number of cards until the deck runs out. Each player keeps his cards in a stack. Assign picture cards, such as jacks, queens, and kings, a value of 10. Give aces a value of 1. 2. Demonstrate to your child how to play the game: Each player turns two cards face up, reads the number sentence and supplies the answer. For example, if your child draws a 5 and a 4, he says 5 – 4 = 1. If you draw a 7 and an 2, then your number sentence is 7-2 = 5. Because your result is larger, you win the four cards and you put them at the bottom of your pile. 3. If each of you has a number sentence with the same answer, then it’s war! At this point, you’ll reverse the math “operation” and do an addition problem. Each player puts four cards face down and turns up two of them. The player with the sum wins all eight cards. 4. Set up the timer and play the game for 10 to 15 minutes. When the bell goes off, each player counts his cards. The player with the most cards wins. If one player runs out of cards before time is up, then the other player wins. Say no to boring “drill and kill”. Get your game on! Subtraction Math War is an marvelous, high-speed way to build up math skills while spending a richly enjoyable time with your child.

1.OA.C.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.

B. Egg Carton Addition

Play Egg Carton Addition

Math facts are a fundamental part of first grade math, and it’s almost impossible to get too much practice with them. You can always buy expensive flashcard sets, but there’s no need when you’ve got household stuff and a little imagination. Here’s a way for two kids—or a kid with a grownup helper—to have a blast with nothing more than an egg carton and some small beans or pennies lying around the house!

What You Need: Empty egg carton 2 “game tokens” (pennies, chips, or beans work well) Marker 2 pieces of white paper Pencils

What You Do: 1. Use your marker to put a number in the bottom of each egg cup in the carton. (If you have a math beginner, start by cutting your carton in half, so you only have six cups; if you’ve got a kid who’s surging ahead, go ahead and use all twelve!) 2. Put a bowl of game tokens (pennies, marbles or beans) in the center of your table or play area and place two pieces into the egg carton. 3. Each player takes turns shaking the carton and then writing an addition problem on their paper using the two number sections the pieces landed in. Let’s say, for example, that the two pieces landed in 4 and 6. The addition problem would then be 4+6. 4. The person with the highest sum after each player has had a turn would then take a token from the bowl in the center of the table. If a wrong answer is given, a token is returned to the bowl. In case of a tie, each child takes a token. 5. Continue playing until each player has collected five tokens. Do this a few times, and be prepared to see steady gains in your young mathematician’s adding confidence!

1.OA.C.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.

C. Prodigy

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