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.