Mrs. Cincilla’s Distance Learning Blog for Monday, April 6, 2020


Monday, April 6, 2020

Here are today’s assignments:

In regards to the daily assignments, please don’t worry about sending them back to me daily. I don’t keep track of due dates for any assignments. I’m happy to get them all on Friday or whenever you can get them to me. Please do what works best for you and your family.



Lesson 2: Addition with Regrouping

Pages 49-52 – please note that I only need to see pages 50-51

Brain Pop, Jr. – Addition with Regrouping

IXL Math – please continue to practice your math facts! You are doing FANTASTIC!


Please log into ConnectEd and go to Unit 10, Lesson 1, Day 1 and 2

Read: Student Anthology Our Song and Our Flag, pages 12-27

Do: Home Connection – Lesson 1, Red, White, and Blue page 28

  • Big Idea: What can symbols tell us? Discuss with your child the symbols that represent our country.
  • Vocabulary: Please review the following words that appear in this week’s reading selection: banner, composed, fort, fragile, preserve, proud, spangled, values
  • Phonics and Spelling: Please review the following sounds and spellings with your child: long i spelled i, i_e, _igh, _y and short i spelled i. Please practice spelling words on Spelling City.
  • Grammar: Your child will learn what conjunctions are. Conjunctions such as and, but, or, so, far, or and yet, join together words, phrases, or sentences. Ask them to choose three conjunctions and write or say them in sentences.

Listen to: Sound/Spelling card 29 – long i

Mrs. Burkholder has asked that you complete the following: This is OPTIONAL.

This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie) –

  • Students can march in place to the beat of this song
  • Students can keep the steady beat on their laps
  • Have students listen to the different places that are mentioned in the lyrics, and ask for students to recall where, by drawing pictures

Composer: John Philip Sousa

  • Have students listen to this song, while keeping the beat on their laps, and then begin marching around the room to the beat of the song
  • Explain to the students that Sousa, the composer of “Guide Right” above, was born in Washington D.C. in 1854 and his father played the trombone in the U.S. Marine Band, the official band of the President of the United States, and eventually Sousa directed that group as well.
  • Students could conduct a 2/4 pattern along with the song


Every week in April, on the Library of Congress’ website, Dav Pilkey will teach students how to draw a different Pilkey Character.  See the website video links below for more information.  All videos will be posted on Friday mornings.

Intro Video:

How to Draw Big Jim:

Reading DogMan Unleashed:


  • Wednesday – On Easter…pdf. page 9


Read about Holy Week and Palm Sunday

Color: My Holy Week and Easter Book (OPTIONAL)



After discussing with Mrs. DeWolfe, it has been decided that your individual sign-off sheet will be sufficient for recording your child/ren’s physical activity! Thank you for understanding and hopefully this will be one less thing for you to worry about.


On YouTube with Mrs. Espinosa! You can find the daily links on Mrs. Espinosa’s blog at


This week Mrs. Poniatowski will be teaching Lesson 18 – Problem Solving Steps.


PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DAY! I will be sending out a Zoom meeting link for Wednesday, April 8th at 10:00. Both classes will be together (oh boy!) and Mrs. Baker is going to read a story, Benjamin’s Box and share Resurrection Eggs.

After we return from spring break, I will be scheduling regular Zoom meetings for every Tuesday beginning April 21 at 11:00. I will also be scheduling “office hours” every Friday beginning April 24 from 11:00 -12:00. All Zoom meetings are certainly optional on your part but I do look forward to seeing all my little friends. The Friday office hours are just for the kids to pop in and out and chat with me one-on-one or with a small group. It’s also a great time to ask me any questions about the assigned classwork. I’m happy to hear some reading too!


I love all the pictures! Please keep them coming!


I am available for email communication ANYTIME!


First graders (and Mrs. Cincilla) just love funny jokes and riddles! Give this one a try:

Question: Why is April so popular for using a trampoline?

Answer: It’s Spring-time!

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

-Matthew 21.9