Mrs. Qureshi

Welcome to Mrs. Qureshi's Classroom

Amanda Qureshi
Amanda Qureshi

1st/2nd Grade Teacher
610-983-4080 ext. 194
amanda.qureshi@rak12.org


Important Dates/Reminders: 

Dear families,

I apologize in advance for a lengthy email!  This email includes our Social Studies assignments for the next two weeks and other general information for at home learning.
I hope you have received the recent school-wide message with RA's closing information.  Please see the RA email or www.rak12.org  for details or if you are in need of a school-issued Chromebook or assistance with internet access for at-home learning. Students do NOT need any books because all items are available online. 
I will be sending a message out to my Math and ELA classes shortly with our home learning information and assignments.  You will receive an email from Ms. Williams or Mrs. Wheeles if your child is in their class.   By Monday at the latest, I will also have our class website up to date with home learning information.  

In 1st and 2nd grade, we will be using the Pearson websites for ELA and Math, and our Social Studies program for online learning, NOT Google Classroom.  
Please see the bottom of this email for log in reminders and additional resources for learning at home!
Please be on the lookout for an additional email with Fine Arts learning information.
Please tell your children that I will miss them for the next few weeks!  I will be thinking about them and looking forward to seeing their independent work online!  
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns during this time. 
Take care!
Mrs. Qureshi
Log-Ins and Optional Resources for Additional Student learning at home

Pearson Realize - Reading Street Program (ELA) and Pearson Math online
Student login:  Firstinitiallastname@student.rak12.org (this is your child's RA email address)
Password:  Knights1!  (with a capital K and exclamation point)
Click CLASSES to see assignments in ELA and Math
Reading Eggs and Math Seeds
www.readingeggs.com.
Student Log in:   Firstname.Lastname@rak12 
Password:  Knights1

Study Island
Choose "For Schools"
Login: firstnamelastname@racs
Password: knight (lowercase K)     
Click PA Programs, 2nd Grade, Choose math or ELA
Prodigy - Math games
Please check the inside cover of your child's agenda for their log in!
You may also email your child's MATH teacher for this information.
https://jr.brainpop.com/  - All Subjects  **We use this site in class a lot! They are offering free access at home during school closures!
https://www.brainpop.com/  - All Subjects 
https://app.gonoodle.com/  Movement activities and lots of FUN!  

Be sure to check the skyward grade book once per week or so to keep up with and know your child's grades! 

We will eat snack at 9:30 each day. Please send one with your child. They do not eat lunch until 1:00. 

Classroom Wish list:

  • wipes
  • tissues

Thank you to those who have been donating!


Thursday, August 23-first day of school, 11:00 early dismissal 

 

Tuesday, August 28-picture day 

 

Friday, August 31- 11:00 early dismissal 

 

Monday, September 3- school closed 

 

Tuesday, September 4- Spirit Wear day (any RA top with khaki bottoms) & lower school academy night at 6:30

Thursday, August 23-first day of school, 11:00 early dismissal 

 

Tuesday, August 28-picture day 

 

Friday, August 31- 11:00 early dismissal 

 

Monday, September 3- school closed 

 

Tuesday, September 4- Spirit Wear day (any RA top with khaki bottoms) & lower school academy night at 6:30

English Language Arts

ELA

Pearson Reading Street Assignments - Mrs. Qureshi's ELA Class

Assignments for 3/30-4/3

Pearson Realize - Reading Street Program (ELA) online

Student login:  Firstinitiallastname@student.rak12.org (this is your child's RA email address)
Password:  Knights1!  (with a capital K and exclamation point)
**Click CLASSES to see assignments in ELA. Please look at the Due Date as there may also be some old assignments that were once homework options.
**Your child does NOT need to complete a homework log. The following list of assignments will count as classwork and homework.


Reading Street Lesson 4.3: These are the assignments that will be listed for your child on the Pearson Website


ELA Lessons 

4.3 Soil

3/30/20  - 4/3/20



4.3 Classwork Practice:

Concept Videos:

  • Concept Talk

  • Sing With Me Book

  • Envision It: Fact and Opinion

Student Textbook Reading: 

  • Pgs. 84-87 Concept Talk, Phonics

  • Pgs. 88-91 Comprehension Skill and Vocabulary Strategy

  • Pgs. 92-109 Main Selection: “Soil”

  • Pg. 110  Think Critically - Comprehension Questions

  • Pgs 114 - 117 Paired Selection:  “Burrowing Animals”

  • Pg 118-119  Vocabulary and Fluency PracticePgs

Phonics Cards

Vocabulary activities - Choose two

Story Sort

Leveled Reader: “Compost:  Recycled Waste” - Independent Reading and Comprehension 

 

4.3 Graded Assignments:

  • Fresh Read Passages  - Independent reading and comprehension - Due Friday 4/3- graded as classwork

  • Journal Short Answer/story sort (2 assigned)- Due Friday 4/3- graded as classwork

  • 4.3 Online Comprehension and Vocabulary Assessment  - Due Friday 4/3- graded as classwork



Suggested daily schedule to help with pacing:


Monday

Concept Talk, Sing with Me, Envision It videos

Phonics cards

Textbook:  Pgs. 84-87 Concept Talk, Phonics

Textbook: Pgs. 87-91 Comprehension Skill and Vocabulary Strategy

Fresh Reads Passage (Graded Classwork)


Tuesday

One Vocabulary Activity

Pgs. 92-109 Main Selection: “Soil”

Journal Short Answer A (Graded Classwork)


Wednesday:

Textbook:  Pg. 110 Think Critically - Comprehension Questions

One Vocabulary Activity

Leveled Reader


Thursday

Textbook:  Pgs 114 - 117 Paired Selection:  “Burrowing Animals”

Textbook:  Pg 118-119 Vocabulary and Fluency Practice

Journal Short Answer B (Graded Classwork)


Friday

Story Sort

Online Comprehension and Vocabulary Assessment (Graded Classwork)

I will be providing your child with a user name and password to access Pearson Reading Street online materials via the Pearson Realize website from Pearson. Pearson Realize is an all-in-one learning site that provides access to digital books, activities, readers, and more.

The login for your child is:

Student Username: their school email address, firstinitiallastname@student.rak12.org
Student Password: Knights1! 


Follow these simple steps to access online materials

and assignments:

1. Go to http://www.pearsonrealize.com/

2. Click on Sign In

4. Enter your user name and password.

5. Click Log In.


Things to practice at home: 

  • When your child is reading to you, stop them at the end of each page/paragraph and ask them to retell what it was about. Make sure they answer in complete sentences with details.
  • When your child goes on reading eggs, have them practice logging in themselves. firstname.lastname@rak12     password- Knights1

​ELA General:

Students will bring their ELA bag, orange folder, and agenda back and forth to school each day. Their homework will be a reading log. Their spelling words are posted above. They also write their words on day 1 to bring home. 

Shared Stories will be read on a four day cycle instead of 3.  Your child will be given points for a signed read and respond form and this will be applied to their grade.  Also, please make sure the back of the Read and Respond form is completed each night.

 

Next, your child should only read to Alphie’s paw.  It is located on the bottom of the page.  On Day 1, your child should read to Alphie’s first paw, NOT ANY FURTHER (if this takes less than twenty minutes, have your child keep practicing this portion of the story to help with their fluency, or choose another book).  On the second day, your child should read to Alphie’s second paw, NOT ANY FURTHER.  On days 3 and 4 (and 5 if applicable), your child should read the entire book.  We are teaching prediction and inferencing in Level 4 and reading beyond the required page will hinder your child from mastering these concepts. 

 

They will also be given a written story test each week. They will still have a 5 word spelling test each week. 

Shared Stories will be read on a four day cycle instead of 3.  Your child will be given points for a signed read and respond form and this will be applied to their grade.  Also, please make sure the back of the Read and Respond form is completed each night.

 

Next, your child should only read to Alphie’s paw.  It is located on the bottom of the page.  On Day 1, your child should read to Alphie’s first paw, NOT ANY FURTHER (if this takes less than twenty minutes, have your child keep practicing this portion of the story to help with their fluency, or choose another book).  On the second day, your child should read to Alphie’s second paw, NOT ANY FURTHER.  On days 3 and 4 (and 5 if applicable), your child should read the entire book.  We are teaching prediction and inferencing in Level 4 and reading beyond the required page will hinder your child from mastering these concepts. 

 

They will also be given a written story test each week. They will still have a 5 word spelling test each week. 

Shared Stories will be read on a four day cycle instead of 3.  Your child will be given points for a signed read and respond form and this will be applied to their grade.  Also, please make sure the back of the Read and Respond form is completed each night.

 

Next, your child should only read to Alphie’s paw.  It is located on the bottom of the page.  On Day 1, your child should read to Alphie’s first paw, NOT ANY FURTHER (if this takes less than twenty minutes, have your child keep practicing this portion of the story to help with their fluency, or choose another book).  On the second day, your child should read to Alphie’s second paw, NOT ANY FURTHER.  On days 3 and 4 (and 5 if applicable), your child should read the entire book.  We are teaching prediction and inferencing in Level 4 and reading beyond the required page will hinder your child from mastering these concepts. 

 

They will also be given a written story test each week. They will still have a 5 word spelling test each week. 

Math

Math Online Learning  - Mrs. Qureshi 2nd Grade

In math, our students will be completing Unit 11 over the next two weeks. Below is a suggested schedule for the first week of unit 11: 

Monday 3/30-11.1
Tuesday 3/31-11.2
Wednesday 4/1-11.3
Thursday 4/2-11.4
Friday 4/3-11.5 

 For each lesson:
  • Watch Video
  • Complete the Workbook pages (Interactive Workbook-Type/draw/ write onto the pages or work on a piece of paper-for practice)
  • Submit Quick Check-will be used for their classwork grade daily

 

** Please make sure your child is hitting the submit button or I won't be able to see they completed it. As always, please let me know if you have any questions!




Please visit www.pearsonrealize.com  to view and complete our assignments.
Student login:  Firstinitiallastname@student.rak12.org (this is your child's RA email address)
Password:  Knights1!  (with a capital K and exclamation point)

Homework assignments will be listed on our website and in your child's agenda each day. Each night, students will have the option to complete math homework online OR to do the worksheet sent home.

**If you would like to see the teaching videos, workbook pages, etc. for each lesson for extra support, please do the following:

  1. Log into math website
  2. Click the box for first grade math
  3. Select the unit/topic we are on
  4. Select the lesson we are on (this corresponds with their homework)
  5. I usually post the homework on Friday for the following week if they would like to start it over the weekend and make the weeknights a little less hectic!

Science/Social Studies

Social Studies Online Learning  - 2nd Grade
We will begin unit 5, Family Histories. This is a perfect unit for the students to be doing at home because a lot of this information is learning about their family history/traditions/cultures! 
Please visit https://www.hmhco.com/one/#/discover/SS_KD_NL2  to view and complete our assignments.
Student login:  Firstinitiallastname@student.rak12.org (this is your child's RA email address)
Password:  Knights1!  (with a capital K and exclamation point)

Assignments for Monday, March 30th -Friday, April 3rd:
  1.  Read Student Magazine #5 Family Histories (You do not have to do the activities or write the answers to the questions -it would be beneficial to discuss them aloud, though)

Lessons in Magazine:   

1-We are Family

2-Past and Present

3-Linking the Present to the Past

4-Picturing a Family History

5-A Family Tree

6-A Timeline of Life

7-Remembering the past

8-Primary and Secondary Source

  1.  Complete Vocabulary Word Matching (graded as classwork) - you can complete this on the website or through the attachment


**There will be NO assignments for the week of April 4th-April 10th because that is our Spring Break.

***There is an additional activity attached named, "Topic 5 Performance Assessment-Family Storybook". This will be counted as a formal grade, however this will be due on Friday, April 17th. This will be the only social studies assignment to do the week of April 13th-April 17th. I am only attaching it now incase some students want to have more than a week to work on it.

** If you are unable to print this activity, please have your child write the answers on a piece of paper, take a picture of it, and send it to me.


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Interactive Science, Math and ELA:

Helpful/Fun Websites:

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