Shadow Oaks Elementary School


Delena Clarkson

1st Grade

Welcome to 1st Grade!
Extended Break Edition!

Parents: If your contact information has changed, please email your child's teacher with your correct phone number and/or email address. This will allow you to receive any updates from DeSoto County Schools and your child's teacher. The district will also be sending out messages updating you on closures, resources, or other important information.

Expect to hear from School Status frequently via text messages or phone calls from your child's teacher. Daily assignments will be posted here, on the website, starting March 25th. 

Parents, if you need anything, please feel free to contact me or send me an email.

Welcome to Mrs. Clarkson's website!

Please look around to see all of the things that you can work on at home.

If you need help explaining to your children  what is going right now around the country, please visit the made for children video about the Coronavirus.

1) Read with your child daily. This is vital so they do not lose their current reading levels. Please read the books students have at home. There are also a bunch of read alouds available on YouTube and various other websites listed below. Try even finding a video like Go Dog Go that shows the words of the book. Then mute the video and have your child read it. This will help not only with sight word recognition, but also with reading fluency (how fast your child reads in a smooth and natural tone).

2) Please open and/or download and print the list of sight words. Challenge your student to see how many words they can memorize. Minimally, students should have the first 200 memorized by the end of the year in 1st grade. Ideally, they should have the first 300 words memorized.

3) In math, we are working on a lot of real life situations. This is a great time to get them to help you cook, tell you what time it is, and count coins. Don't forget, students can always use basic math fact practice.

4) See below for a list of available websites that your student can practice on. Most students know how to navigate the websites independently and can do it on a tablet or a smartphone. Others are currently offering free access during this time.

The 1st Grade teachers will provide you more information with specific assignments and activities by Wednesday, March 25.

If your child has forgotten their lunch number, please contact me and I will send it to you.

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Websites Used in the Classroom

Clever: Includes Imagine Math (math practice) and Pearson (math curriculum).

     Click "Login at a Student" in the top right corner, then enter: Shadow Oaks Elementary.
     User Name: Student's lunch number
     Password: Student's lunch number

Moby Max 
     (Both math and reading practice, along with phonics, and sight words.)

     User Name: Student's lunch number
     Password: Student's lunch number

     User Name: 00 then Student's lunch number
     Password: Student's first name with out spaces or apostrophes, all lowercase

     (Both math and reading practice. Especially helpful with TST and SPED students.)

     User Name: Student's lunch number
     Password: Student's lunch number



      User name:  Student's first initial, last initial, student id number 

      Password:  Student id number

Starfall    (Practice for math and language)
     Follow directions for 4 month FREE family account.
     1. Click link above.
     2. Click on "Login/Authorize" at the top right corner of the page
     3. Enter your access code (in the "assignments" section) in the field labeled "Have an access code? Register here.", then click "Register Code".
     4. On the membership form enter an email address and password to represent your account. 

Reading A-Z (Downloadable books and activities on each student's individual level.)

Tumble Books (Lots of Read Alouds) (Username: UCDSB Password: books)

Storyline Online (Lots of Read Alouds)

Brain Pop Jr. (Click the link at the top of the page to request free access. Fun informational videos and activities on a variety of topics.)

Extra Practice

Epic (Individual math and reading practice.)
     Student sign in code is lpl0996 to set up your own account.

District's Website for Math Help

Helping Your Child Learn to Read

Fun Learning Sites

Sight Word Practice

Various Language Practice

PBS Kids

A+ Math

Fun Brain     (Read Alouds, Math Practice, Games)

Various Math Games at Greg Tan Math

Various Games at Toy Theater

Various Games: Sheppard's Software

Science: Wonderoplois


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