1st Grade

On this page, you will find low and high tech resources for 1st Grade students.

Recommended Daily Schedule | This is an example schedule that parents and guardians can reference as they structure their day. We understand the need for flexibility based on our current reality.

  1. Review the recommended daily instructional hours in the schedule below.

  2. Scroll down the page to view the suggested activities and resource links for each content area.

  3. Using the recommended daily instructional guidance and the suggested activities and resource links, create a KIPPster’s daily schedule

  4. Review the daily schedule and expectations for the day with your KIPPster.

  5. Lastly, don’t forget to have fun learning!

CLICK | Free Time- Suggestion: Listen to educational podcasts! Try Wow in the World! If you like science, Stories Podcast or Circle Round to hear a story, or Noodle Loaf to learn about music!

Choice Reading | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes

  • Read a book to your child or have him/her read a book to you. Make this a consistent routine every day--choose a time and a special place in your home.

  • With your child, point out what they can see in the pictures. Ask questions about the characters, setting, colors, etc.

  • Ask the child: What is this book mostly about? (Think main idea.) What did you learn in this book? (If fiction, think about the text’s lesson; if nonfiction, think about the topic.)

  • Ask: If the book has a main character, then think about them. Ask yourself, “What kind of character is he/she?” Your child can share their thinking by talking about it or writing their response.

  • Have your child talk about, draw pictures, and/or write a response to the book read or heard. What was the text about? What did you like or think was interesting about the text?

ELA | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes

  • To refine your phonics or reading comprehension skills, watch a BrainPOP Jr. video daily and complete the associated video tasks.

    1. CLICK | BrainPOP Jr. - Offers free access during school closures. Click on the banner at the top of the page and set up a family account to access many Reading and Writing videos and activities.

  • In order to learn about a grade level appropriate topic through reading, choose an activity from Scholastic Learn at Home or ReadWorks.com and complete the tasks associated with the texts.

    1. CLICK | Scholastic Learn at Home - 20 days of cross-curricular learning experiences based on stories, videos, and learning challenges.

    2. CLICK | ReadWorks.com - Create a free account and choose texts according to grade level and topic

  • Have your child keep a journal about what is happening each day and what they think and feel each day.

Math | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes

  • Have your child practice adding and subtracting 0, 1, and 2 within 10, this can be done on paper or with household objects (e.g. legos, crayons, etc.).

  • Your child can work on math facts with a number minus itself is zero, from 0-0 to 10-10 (e.g. 7-7 = 0) by using flashcards with a guardian or individually.

  • You can practice doubles facts (e.g., 3 + 3) and halving (e.g., 6 - 3) within 10 with your child.

    • Families could work with their child to write facts and their answers on separate index cards, and then play memory to match the math facts to the correct answer

    • Students could glue or sort objects like beans with these facts and write the matching number sentence. A family member would need to check to make sure they are correct

    • Work with your child to help them understand number combinations of 10 (e.g., 6 + 4 = 10 and 10 - 6 = 4).

      • These facts and their answers could be put on separate index cards, and then they can play memory to match the math fact to the correct answer with a guardian

    • You can work with your child on doubles plus one facts (e.g., 4+3 and 5+4) and inside doubles (doubles plus 1 to one addend and minus 1 from the other, e.g., 3+5 and 4+6) within 10

      • These facts and their answers could be put on separate index cards, and then they can play memory to match the double to the correct answer

      • Have your child practice comparing numbers up to 40, using the terms greater than and less than.

        • Write numbers 0-40 on index cards and then play “war,” whichever person has the card with the greater value gets both cards.

        • You can write and math word problems based on household objects with your child.

        • Your child can create groups of ten and some ones from a collection of objects (e.g. taking 75 beans, and creating 7 groups of 10 and then 5 ones).

          • Ask: “How many groups of ten are there in 75? How many did not fit into a group of ten?”

        • Your child can measure various objects with a ruler and identify the length in centimeters.

          • Ask your child to order the objects from longest to shortest

          • solve problems like “how much longer is the book than the crayon?

Science | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes

  • With your guardian, keep a journal about the food web and your little KIPPster’s role in the food web:

    • Make a list of all the food items you ate for dinner last night.

  • Record whether the food items came from plants or animals.

    • Which food items were vegetables or fruits? (These came from plants.)

    • Which food items were meats, cheese products, or mushrooms? (These came from animals.)

    • Some foods are a mixture of plant and animal sources. For example, a biscuit is made from flour, which comes from a plant. It also has milk and butter, which come from an animal (a cow).

  • Write down all the sources you can think of for each ingredient.

  • Look at your list. Did you eat more food items from plants or from animals and fungi?

  • Now that you have taken a look at what you ate, would you call yourself a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore? Explain your answer.

  • CLICK | Brain Pop Science - Provides a video of food webs +quizzes

  • With your guardian, go outside and observe, describe and draw the appearance of the moon. (full, waxing, waning, half, quarter). Keep track of your observations in your journal.

  • Find a place to sit down, close your eyes and listen to the sounds around you. In your journal record the following:

    • Write the sounds that you hear

    • Draw a picture of what’s making each sounds

    • Describes the smells

    • CLICK | Scholastic: Read and Play about Sound - Use this webpage to learn more about sound.

  • With your guardian, complete a coderZ challenge

Resource Links

Stream videos of much-loved and new children’s books, featuring celebrated actors reading aloud alongside creatively produced illustrations

You can join the Houston or Harris County Public library for free and use the Libby or Overdrive app to download and read e-books and listen to audiobooks. You can also find tutorials, homework help, and stream movies and TV shows! The library page provides links to all kinds of resources for students and parents.

Provides short instructional videos on counting, place values, addition, subtraction etc.

Provides videos and games to learn about current NASA space programs.

Provides math content games to build concepts.


Provides a variety of videos and interactive games on a variety of math skills



Introduces kids to science in their world through activity, books, video and much more.



Offers free access during school closures. Click on the banner at the top of the page and set up a family account to access many math videos and activities.