We can’t believe this is it for the year. It’s been so strange these last months and we’ve all missed you so much.
When you pick up your student materials please be sure to look in the bag for your child’s portfolio, report card, Math Summer Solution book, and photos. Be sure to look through everything.
On Thursday, May 21st you will receive the Distance Learning Exit Report for your child. It will be emailed to you.
Thank you again for all of your work with your children this year in First Grade! Our hope is that you will continue some routine learning over the summer months. This will help your child transition to Second Grade with much more confidence. Below, we hope you can find some activities that you can use. In addition to these, please take any and all opportunities for your child’s learning on a daily basis. There are many teachable moments in which you can include your child. Cooking together, playing games, taking turns, practicing good manners, talking math,
You will be able to continue this until July 1st.
*EPIC-you can continue using this throughout the summer.
*Education.com Offers learning packets to download and some online games
*Learning Without Tears 90 day free trial
*This mom posts lots of free things and fun ideas!
*Scholastic Learn at Home
*Summer Solutions Math Book (This will be in the bag of items you will need to pick up from school with all of your child’s items.) Your child will need to return the completed book in the fall.
*Work on memorizing basic addition and subtraction facts. (You will be able to continue using Freckle until July 1st if you wish.)
*Practice counting money and telling time.
*Read silently and aloud daily.
*Journal about their day or write stories. Encourage correct letter formation, letters between appropriate lines, finger space between words and capitalization and punctuation.
*Make sure your child can tie their shoes.
*Students should know their home address and a phone number to contact parents.
We hope you have a healthy and safe summer! We hope you will stop by to see us in first grade when we can return to school in the fall. God bless and keep you!
If you are interested in having your child work with a tutor this summer here is a list of tutors that are available. If you are interested please contact one of the tutors and they will work with you to set up times and cost per session. It is not required, but can be helpful to help with the summer slide.
SPSL 2020 Tutor List
Reading/Math via Zoom (unless restrictions have been lifted)
PreK-6 via Zoom (unless restrictions have been lifted)
PreK-2 via Zoom
(unless current restrictions have been lifted)
Pre K-2nd via Zoom (unless restrictions have been lifted)
K-3 via Zoom
(unless restrictions have been lifted)
PreK- 3rd via Zoom (unless current restrictions have been lifted)
All subjects via Zoom or Google Meet (preferred)
All subjects via Zoom (unless restrictions have been lifted)
402-571-6641 (home) or 402-670-8495 (cell)
All Subjects via Zoom
Hello everyone! We hope you are all hanging in there. Just like every year, this time becomes much more challenging to stay focused on learning. Be sure to keep posting your work for us. Remember the balance of work/play and KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB YOU’RE DOING!!!
We hope you’ve enjoyed the Map activities. Next week we are going to study animals. There are some interesting books to read and videos to watch. May 4th would have been our field trip to the zoo, and we usually have the children look for the animal they studied. Have fun choosing an animal to study and then next Friday on Flipgrid the children will share the information they learned!
In Religion we have been working on prayer books. When we finish our prayer books we will begin talking about Mary and the Rosary. As the need for prayer in our world increases we hope you and your family find time to pray together.
Continue working in Freckle on Math and ELA. In math we would like you to work on Geometry and Measurement. On ELA we would like you to work on Capitalization and Punctuation.
If you have questions or need help with anything just let us know.
Watch for emails about Spirit Week (which is next week)!
Enjoy your weekend!
First Grade Teachers
April 17, 2020
We hope you are all staying well through these weeks. We are all fine and staying home to stay safe! We miss your children so very much and we love seeing them on Flipgrid and looking at their activities on Google Classroom. Please remember that if there is anything we can do to help, let us know!!
Next week in Freckle we have added Measurement in Math and Skills Practice- Capitalization and Punctuation. We would like the children to start with the From Your Teacher button and spend most of their time in that area. These are skills that we would have covered at school and we’d like them to be exposed to them before 2nd grade. We also added an option to work on, Reading Fiction or NonFiction area that we’d like them to have the option to practice.
Today we are adding some resources for you and your family.
*The Boystown website is a great resource for families. You can follow them on Facebook and/or go to
*Free resources for handwriting can be found at
*If there is a silver lining to COVID-19 closings, it’s that our favorite children’s book authors are now doing virtual storytimes!
*These are card games you can play that also help with Math skills
*As the world asks more of families and teachers, TIME for Kids salutes you, and we’re here to support you! TIME for Kids is in the unique position to help kids understand this unprecedented moment. Turnkey teaching tools, with worksheets and quizzes for families or teachers.
First Grade Teachers
I have had the pleasure of teaching children at SPSL for 25 years. It is a community that reminds me of the small central Nebraska town where I grew up. I am very passionate about teaching and helping children to be the best that they can be. My husband Blake and I have four children and two dogs. I am proud to say that our kids all graduated from SPSL with a great introduction to education.