Mrs. Cincilla’s Distance Learning Blog for Monday, March 23, 2020

Good Morning!

Now that we are entering into our second week of distance learning, I just wanted to say that what is most important is for you and your family to stay healthy, so please make time to play and pray as part of your daily routine.

Remember, kids learn from play. Young children have such a strong desire for knowledge. If you can trust them to lead the way, you may be surprised by how they choose to spend their time and where their curiosity takes them. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Play board games
  • Do puzzles
  • Cook together – great for reading and math skills!
  • Take “nature” walks

One of the beauties of homeschooling is flexibility. If you’d planned to do our math assignment with your child but they are super into building a complex Lego creation, let them build. For your child, having time off from school is a great opportunity for them to practice choosing what to work on themselves and not what Mrs. Cincilla wants them to do! Have a plan for the day but try to be open to the unexpected places your day could go and the unique ways your own child learns.

Most importantly, be gentle with yourself. You’re doing an AWESOME job and I thank you!

Monday, March 23, 2020


Begin Chapter 16 – Numbers to 100

Practice 1: Counting to 100

Pages 135-138

IXL Math – please continue to practice your math facts! You are doing FANTASTIC! Our class has answered over 4,500 questions and achieved excellence in 50 first-grade skills!


If you have the reading packet, Penguins, please read the story and complete pages 125-126 and 129. Please ignore page 123 Aunt Gertie and page 130 The Chimpanzee’s Friend. Those pages should not have been in the packet.

If you have the reading packet, Bats, please read the story and complete pages 69-71.

If you have the reading packet, Week 17, Day 1, Fantasy and Reality, please complete page 107.


Work on Stations of the Cross book. Please do Station 13 – Jesus Is Taken From the Cross

Look at Jesus after His body has been taken down from the cross and the blood and dirt washed away. The sharp thorns have been taken off too. Now He is lying on His mother’s lap. She holds Him lovingly. She keeps saying His name over and over. How she loves Him! Her heart is broken, but she does not cry or give up. She remembers about waiting three days.

Step up close to Jesus. All His enemies are gone now so those who love Him can come near and stay with His mother. If you had been there, you would have the done the same. And you would have been proud of Mary’s being so brave. You would not have cried either even though your heart would hurt for Jesus. You would be thinking about the third day. Whisper to Him again, “Jesus, I love You.”

Dear Jesus…when somebody dies, help me to remember that You have given new life and that I can see that person in heaven…and let me be kind and helpful if someone in my family is sad.


Read Scholastic News on line! Go to

Select “I am a Student” and enter our classroom password: Cincilla1

Today’s assignment is Make Way for Ducklings!


Under the “Helpful Links” section of my Blog page I have posted some fun learning links for your child. Check out the links I just added!

  • The Character Tree: This site has a library of videos and it’s free through 6/20/20! The videos teach children positive characteristic traits while teaching them about prominent figures past and present.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga


I love all the pictures! Please keep them coming!


I am available for email communication ANYTIME! I will miss seeing your child each day and pray this distance learning will end soon. In the meantime, feel free to have your child email me too if they want to chat.


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

Question: How do rabbits travel?

Answer: By hareplane.

Lord, Help me to focus on what really matters.

I’m so grateful for another day.

Please help me to keep the spirit of gratitude as I face the ebbs and flows of life;

help me to see the good in the bad and the happy in the sad.

Renew my spirit. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.