Virtual Learning Update:

    Hello from my home to yours!  I wanted write a quick note to offer suggestions for what you may choose to do with your time learning from home.

    1. Read - The number one easiest, and most beneficial, activity to do from home is to read.  If you've already read all of the books sent home, Raz Kids is a great resource for reading virtual books (accessed through their Clever login).

    2. Virtual Learning Pathway - Our District has been using a program called iReady for both diagnostic testing and virtual learning in the classroom.  Your child knows how to get on iReady (through their Clever login) and it will take them to learning activities designed to support their individual reading path.

    3. Fundations Practice - Every child has a stapled packet of letter sounds, real words, nonsense words and short phrases from our Wilson Fundations curriculum.  These packets can be used to review letter sounds, word building and reading.  If you should need more of these pages, or access to the next unit, you can find them on the left tab titled Wilson Fundations (Scroll to bottom).  Make the practice fun by changing your voice, timing your first and second reads to see if you can beat your best time, or making up your own practice sheet by using the same practice letter sounds to build more nonsense words, real words or even your own trick words.

    4. Online Resources - During difficult times, it is so nice to see people pull together and the educational world is doing just that.  Subscription-based sites are offering access to their sites for free.  One of my favorites is Scholastic.  Your child can choose a grade level and then access daily lessons equipped with books and paired activities.  When prompted, the username is Learning20 and the password is Clifford.

    5. Fluency Fitness - A program called Fluency and Fitness is offering free access to their reading and math practice programs.  Click here and follow the directions for your free subscription.  You can pick reading or math and then chose any subtopic your child wants to practice.  The 3sec vs. 6 sec options refer to how long your child has to answer the question (*start with 6 seconds).
    6. Sight Words - Check out this resource for the best sight word practice sites!

    7. At Home Reading Challenge - Are you struggling to keep reading a top priority?  Take this challenge and see how many different ways/places your child can read!
    8. At Home Learning - Looking for something a little extra?  Check out this fun learning menu!

    Floating Book Mrs. Hausmann’s Website Floating Book
    Welcome to my webpage!  This site is dedicated to providing helpful resources and activities for 1st grade students and their parents!  The activities and resources are meant to support the 1st grade curriculum and provide extra practice with skills and strategies the students are learning every day!

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    ** Kindergarten & First Grade Parents: We've started a new phonics and spelling program called Wilson Fundations.  Visit Wilson's main homepage for a general overview of the program, or checkout my Fundations link on the left for activities and resources for you and your child to use at home.
       ** Sit back, find a cozy spot and enjoy a popular story read directly to you by someone famous!        Check out StoryOnline 
    ** Practice building quality sentences!  How many levels can you climb?  Sentence Building

    **Scholastic Book Wizard is a great way to find out the exact level of each of the books your child is reading at home.  Ask your child or your teacher for you child's most up-to-date DRA score. 


    **Raz Kids is a fun way to read and play games at the same time!  Challenge yourself to build a super spaceship and become a better reader at the same time!  Go to Raz Kids and enter your username and password to get started.


    reading  Attention Parents!  With the help of the PTO, Strathmore Elementary parents will be receiving a monthly newsletter, Reading Connection, filled with information, tips, and resources to encourage success in reading and writing.  Check out the November issue, here!



    Feel free to contact me at any time throughout the school year!

    Contact Information:

    Name: Mrs. Kathryn Hausmann
    Email Address: KHausmann@marsd.org           
    Phone number: (732) 290-2790
Last Modified on March 17, 2020