Thank you for joining us here as we continue to help our Yellow Jacket learners keep growing academically. Visit this site regularly for updates and additions to the content provided by teachers for your student. 


Dear Students and Families,

   We sincerely hope all of you are well and staying safe. Your teachers have been working hard to provide you with learning opportunities at home. We encourage you to follow the lesson plans provided and enjoy reviewing skills you have mastered this year as well as new learning.

   The reading and writing assignments can be done as a family. Please use books you have at home, picture books online, or passages provided at your school. Students K-6 can work together using the same book.

   Math and Science lessons have fun videos to watch and activities to pick and choose from. Some videos feature DISD teachers you may recognize!

If you need a hard copy of materials posted online, they are available on your campus. Schools are open between the hours of 9:00am to noon.

   Your education is so important to us. We have supplied a daily schedule with suggested times for learning, eating, exercising and playing.

We miss you dearly and hope to see you soon.

DISD Teachers


These are some of the best online resources for picture book read-a-louds and materials:


Paper packets (can be picked up at school) will include Kindergarten level fiction and non-fiction stories and articles.​





Note: TEKS refers to the list of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills 
I-Station Instructions for Parents and Students


When students log into I-Station for the first time on or after April 1, it will prompt them to a test.  I-Station gives them a test at the beginning of each month to monitor their progress.  This should be completed independently.  The length of the test depends on how well your child is doing.  It could last 20-40 min. There is an icon at the bottom that shows that they are in the test. It is a blue box that says ISIP.  Once that icon disappears the test is over.  Most of the students are familiar with this and know when the test is over. 


Daily practice- students need to do I-station a minimum of 20 minutes a day (M-F).  If they log out before 20 minutes it will start the lesson over the next time they log in.  


How to download I-station at home. 

1.     Have your student log into Clever from www.denisonisd.net 

2.     Click I-station and download to the type of computer, I-pad etc. that you have. 

3.     After it downloads the I-station log in screen pops up.  Do not log in here. 

4.     Go back to Clever and log back in. 

5.     Then, you should be able to click on I-station and it doesn't require a log in. 

Your child will go to Clever every time after the program has been downloaded. 

1st Grade – Week of April 6


 Monday, April 6 

This week is about poetry and song. TEKS covered will be: 7A, 7B, 7D, 7E, 9A, and 9B


ELAR (30 Minutes) This week focuses on poetry.

The assignments this week come from your child’s HMH Into Reading myBook #5.

  • Prepare to Read: Look at page 40 in the myBook. Discuss what to look for in the poem and set a purpose for reading.

  • Read: Which Part Do We Eat by Katherine Ayres on pp. 41-46.

  • Discuss: Use the “Turn and Talk” on page 47 to answer questions.

  • Writing and Drawing Prompt: Which vegetable in the poem is your favorite? Explain why. Draw a picture of how it grows.


Parents, please look at the attached I-Station instructions. It is important that your student use I-Station at home for their reading, spelling and phonics instruction.


*Note to families of students with dyslexia: You will be receiving a phone call from your child’s dyslexia teacher to adjust ELAR plans to meet the individual needs of each student.


Time by B. Chambless

TEK 1.7E

  • Review telling time- Search the following on YouTube: Math and learning videos for kids-basics of the clock first grade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xRoBx7iVGI

  • Next, write the numbers in order from 1 to 12 on a piece of paper. Ask the students:  How are the numbers ordered? Which number is just before 9, which number is after 4, which number is between 10 and 12...

  • Next show a clock face and ask similar questions as above...next show 4:00 on a paper clock (you can make your own clock by using a paper plate, cut out an hour hand and a minute hand and use a brad or pushpin to hold them onto the middle of your plate clock”... tell them that the time shown is time to the hour.  emphasize that when the hour hand points to a number on the clock, it shows the hour, and when writing time to the hour, the last two digits are zeros.  Be sure and show students that a digital clock displays the time just like we write it...

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Independent Practice: use the students Envision Math workbook volume 2 pages 722-724 or draw clocks on a piece of paper like the  above worksheet example to check student understanding

Wrap up:  Watch the video:  Fun Kids English learn to tell time #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIxaxnageTo

Note: Student must know that the Hour hand is the short hand and the Minute hand is a long hand.

Note: learn this chant: "60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day!"


Animal Life Cycle by J. Maresh

TEK 1.10 A,D

  • The assignment today comes from the Science Fusion workbook pages 359-367.

  • View lesson video: https://youtu.be/3ycNMaDyEC0 As you view the video follow along in the workbook and when the video is done you can document your vocabulary terms.

  • Discuss: Go back and read the workbook pages and discuss the questions presented as you read.

  • View the following video for more information about life cycles: https://youtu.be/ivx6w56Zad4

 Tuesday, April 7 


ELAR (30 Minutes) This week focuses on poetry.

The assignments this week come from your child’s HMH Into Reading myBook #5.

  • Discuss: What do you remember about the poem we read yesterday?

  • Re-read: Which Part Do We Eat by Katherine Ayres on pp. 41-46.

  • Writing and Drawing Prompt: Use the information and chart on page 48 to compare and contrast two vegetables and draw how they are alike and different.

  • Extension: Use the prompts on page 49 to have your child write two sentences about the vegetables.




Time by B. Chambless

TEK 1.7E

  • Introduction: On YouTube search the read aloud " A Second is a Hiccup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHEu0Zk3NkA

  • Use the book to get students to understand the concept of time.  Explain that activities that might take a minute are ... tying your shoes, washing your hands etc. and activities that might take an hour are cleaning your room, going to the grocery store etc.

  • Model the time 8:00 and 8:30 on a paper plate clock or paper drawn clock... Have students take turns moving or drawing the hands on the clock to different times to the hour and half hour for review... Next watch the YouTube video: Math and Learning videos 4 kids: telling time to the half hour first grade.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrayvaGIuMY

  • Remind students that the short hand is the hour hand and the long hand is the minute hand... the hardest part for students to internalize is that when it is 1/2 past the hour the hour hand will be between two numbers, and we always say the hour that it just went past. Model this many times for the students...  also use the term half-past for example if the time is 8:30 you would say it's half past 8.

  • Independent Practice: Students will identify the correct times and an adult will check their work... Use the student edition Envision Math workbook volume 2 pages 723-726 or Below is an example that you can draw on a piece of paper.

Chant: "60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day!"


Animal Life Cycle by J. Maresh

TEK 1.10 A,D

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 Wednesday, April 8 


ELAR (30 Minutes)
  • Prepare to Read: Look at page 50 in the myBook. Discuss what to look for in the poem, make a prediction and set a purpose for reading.

  • Read: September 20th by Kate Greenaway on page 51.

  • Re-read the poem and clap with the beat.

  • Discuss: How did the poet give this poem a nice pattern and rhythm?

  • Writing: Use the text box at the bottom of page 51 to answer “What is this poem about?”

  • Extension: Eat an apple for a snack, or better yet, make (buy) an apple pie!




Time by B. Chambless

TEK 1.7E

  • Using a paper clock or hand drawn one, an adult gives a time orally and students will practice showing the time... practice giving the time in different ways such as... 8:00, 8 o'clock, half past 8 etc...

  • Next give students a problem-solving situation such as:  Lucy spent a half hour on her homework.  she finished at 3:30. Show me 3:30 on your clock....

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Now the students will do pages 728-732 in their Envision Math workbook volume 2 or use the above worksheet for an example of a paper pencil copy
*Reminder: students must know that the HOUR hand is the short hand and MINUTE hand is the long hand...

chant: 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day


Animal Life Cycle by J. Maresh

TEK 1.10 A,D


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 Thursday, April 9 


ELAR (30 Minutes)
  • Read Baker, Baker on page 52.

  • Re-read the poem and underline words that are repeated. Find rhyming words.

  • Discuss: How do all these words add to the rhythm and meaning? Are there words that start with the same sound? (Parents – this is called alliteration: words close to each other that have the same consonant sound. In this poem, it is the “B” sound)

  • Writing: Use the text box at the bottom of page 52 and answer the prompt, “What could you do to help yourself if you did not understand what the poem is about?”

  • Drawing: On a separate sheet of paper, draw a piece of blueberry pie. Give your drawing to someone special.

  • Extension: Use the writing prompt on page 53 to write sentences about how both poems are alike.




Time by B. Chambless

TEK 1.7E


  • Review with the students using a hand drawn clock or paper plate clock... concepts to review are as follows:  telling time to the hour and half hour, using the term “half past”, how many seconds are in minute, how many minutes are in an hour and how many hours are in a day...  If student Math workbook Envision Volume 2 is available do pages 734-738 and use the following examples to assess students' knowledge

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Animal Life Cycle by J. Maresh

TEK 1.10 A,D

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