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Resources for Grades 1 - 2

First and second grade mean full days with lots of reading and writing! The materials here can help you make the most of the time outside of school.

Activities & Projects  

Rhyme Time With Madeline

Rhyme Time With Madeline

Children love books that rhyme and to create their own rhymes. It's a fun way to learn how words sound similar to one another!

 

Let's Go on a Reading Hunt!

Let's Go on a Reading Hunt!

In this activity, children go on a hunt for places where they can read and enjoy books: on a family road trip, at the pool, at the doctor's office.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

ABC Match

ABC Match

The ABC Match game challenges children to match letter cards and picture cards that begin with that letter.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Read the World Around You

Read the World Around You

Encourage children to read print and pictures that are all around. Children feel pretty proud when they can read their street signs or the name of the store up the block. It's part treasure hunt, part reading lesson.

 

 

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Printouts  

Bingo Game

Bingo Game

Use this printout to play bingo with your child on a wide variety of topics. This printout will help your child with sight words and will help improve his or her vocabulary and reading.

 

 

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Podcasts  

Celebrating the Earth

Celebrating the Earth

Every day is Earth Day! Emily shares her story of children inspired by The Lorax and how they might take action with 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save the Earth. Emily also explores science and nature activities with guest Sharon Betty and The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming.

 

 

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