Kathie Borders
Lead Teacher 1st & 2nd Grade
[email protected]

Video of the Week: Welcome to the Crayola Factory

Free Books: Free Books Alices Kids

Video Tour of Google Classroom & Google Calendar:  Google

Welcome to the 1st & 2nd-grade webpage.  With the many changes happening, I will keep our webpage updated to reflect the current learning situation. Please visit here to check for assignments, links to activities and ideas to do at home. Weekly assignments will be assigned, both online and on paper. There will also be hands-on activities listed as well to complete. We will be using Google Classroom to access online assignments and to upload completed documents.

Parent Guide to Google Classroom

My office hours will be Monday-Thursday, 9:00 – 12:00.  I will be meeting with students using Zoom, Google Hangouts/Meet, email or phone calls.

Click here for a big list of online resources

Choose 1 activity from each column to complete every day. Have a parent sign the bottom and return to Ms. Kathie along with your work.





Science/Social Studies

Active Learning

Gather your stuffed animals and read a bedtime story to them.  If you can, make a recording or take a picture of you reading to email Ms. Kathie. Rainbow write your spelling words.  Return the paper to Ms. Kathie. Do a journal page from the weekly journal packet.  Return to Ms. Kathie. Complete a Pearson Math worksheet lesson.  Return to Ms. Kathie. Watch the video on Australia on National Geographic Kids.


Choose 2 GoNoodle activities.


Read the story “Are you from Australia” and complete the activities. Return the activities to Ms. Kathie. If you have play dough, make your spelling words by rolling out ropes to form letters.  If you can, take a picture of one of your words to email Ms. Kathie. Make a list of 20 things you would buy at a store.  Return the list to Ms. Kathie. Play a card game or board game to practice numbers. (Ideas include Chutes and Ladders, Uno, War, Make 10, Go Fish, Monopoly Jr., etc.) If you can, take a picture of you playing the game and email it Ms. Kathie. Watch a video and take the quiz about animal habitats on National Geographic Kids to prepare for your diorama.


Do 100 jumping jacks counting by 5’s AND do 30 standing toe touches counting by 2’s.
Read a book and draw a picture of a character (who or what) and setting (where it takes place). Return the papers to Ms. Kathie. Write your spelling words with magnet letters, alphabet pasta, or in shaving cream or any other fun material.  If you can, take a picture of one of your words to email Ms. Kathie. Write a letter to a friend, teacher, family member or anyone you choose. Email a picture to Ms. Kathie before you mail it or give it to the person. Complete the “Take From:  Change Unknown” task cards.  Return paper to Ms. Kathie. Watch the video, “If you floated down a river, where would you end up” MysteryScience.com and complete activities.


Go outside and play for 30 minutes.
Build a fort and read a book with a flashlight inside the fort.  If you can, take a picture of you inside your fort and email to Ms. Kathie. Type your spelling words and email them to Ms. Kathie. Pick an object in your home and make observations about it using as many senses as possible. Return the paper to Ms. Kathie. Complete the “Add To:  Result Unknown” task cards.  Return paper to Ms. Kathie. Watch the video, “How can the sun help you if you’re lost?” MysteryScience.com and complete activities.


Sing and dance to 2 or more of your favorite songs.  What songs did you sing and dance to?

Pearson Realize: Math

Students will have math assignments at PearsonRealize. The assignments have been preloaded into Google Classroom under “Classwork”.  Assignments will be online, however, the student edition practice (the paper copies that went home in the packet) must be completed by hand.  You may return the paper worksheets or scan them and upload them to the Google Classroom.  The Pearson Math Workbooks will go home as well – assignments are similar in the book and online. Exams will be taken online.

Link: Pearson Realize

Need to check your student’s grades on Portal? Click the link: Focus Portal

Green Spelling List 26-27

Yellow Spelling List 26-27

Blue Spelling List 26-27   

Our class has a Vocabulary.com account. Vocabulary plays an important part in learning to read. Beginning readers must use the words they hear orally to make sense of the words they see in print. Vocabulary is key to reading comprehension. Readers cannot understand what they are reading without knowing what most of the words mean.  Class code below.⬇︎

Vocabulary.com  Practice spelling and vocabulary.  Use the code below to join our class.

Typing Club:  Information was sent home in the green folder about how to log on. https://treasurevillagemontessori.typingclub.com  Please help your child to log in at least three times a week to practice typing and learn some foundational skills.

Ms. Kathie’s letter to parents


Click for a student message from Ms. Kathie

Check out more photos in our Dropbox:  TVM Dropbox