Mrs. Cincilla’s Distance Learning for Monday, May 11, 2020


Monday, May 11, 2020

Here are today’s assignments:


Chapter 19 – Money

Practice 1: Identify the value of a penny, nickel and dime

pages 209-210

I would recommend watching the following video “Learning Money for Children in 1st and 2nd Grade” before doing pages 209-210:

IXL Math – please continue to practice your math facts!


Please log into ConnectEd and go to Unit 11 Lesson 2, Day 1

Read: The Girl in the Red Sweater pages 136-153

Discuss: Comprehension Questions on pages 154-155

Read: A Trip to the Studio pages 156-157

Listen to: Sound/Spelling Card 36, nk

Complete: Home Connection, Lesson 2

Big Idea: Who can be an artist?

Essential Question: Have you ever seen realistic art? What does it show, who painted it?

  • Vocabulary: Review the words that appear in this week’s reading selection.
  • Phonics and Spelling: Review sh, th, ch, ng, and nk spelling words. Also, go to Spelling City to practice your spelling words.
  • Grammar: Your child will review how to expand sentences by adding adjectives and adverbs. Have your child say a sentence. Then have him or her add both an adjective and adverb to the sentence to expand it. For example: Original Sentence: The cat rested on the windowsill. Expanded Sentence: The old black cat rested peacefully on the windowsill.

WRITING: This week we are doing something a little different!

  • Please see the “Let’s Have Some Fun” page that was emailed to you. Please have your child cut out the mini me and then take a picture of them with it. Next, have your child write about what they did with me. I can’t wait to read about our adventures! We will also share them on our 5/19 Zoom meeting!


This week your child will understand that a parable is a short story that is told to teach a lesson.

Read and Discuss: The Learning through Parables pdf with your child

OPTIONAL: Find and read a parable in a Children’s Bible


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


Here’s the link for the final Second Step lesson:


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 -11:30. 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: What did the little corn say to the mama corn?

Answer: Where is pop corn?

Grant me the strength

to focus this week,

to be mindful and present,

to serve with excellence,

to be a force of love.

-Brendon Burchard