Below is a link to the Return to School Presentation that was given to the community on July 29th. This link will be available for viewing for a week or should the state alter the current return to school requirements.

1st Grade

Hello First Grade

I hope everyone is doing well.  Each week, I will post the current lesson below the introduction.  Older lessons will get bumped down one spot.
Thank you for your hardwork, and please let me know if you have an questions. 
My email is okonb@bsd.k12.pa .us
Parents, we can try setting up Zoom or Facetime meetings upon request if you think they would be beneficial. 
Feel free to check out the other grades for more content your child may enjoy.  There is no rule saying they can't review old material or look ahead to new. You can also scroll to the bottom for exra science activities.

This Week's Lesson

Hello First Grade!  It's hard to believe that it is the last week in May already!
What an interesting year of school!
Let's looks at some of the things we've done. 
Go ahead, pick a favorite or two and celebrate the end of your first year of STEAM! 
States of Matter
 https://safeYouTube.net/w/1RzH                        http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm
Force and Motion
Light and Sound
 https://safeYouTube.net/w/Ja0H                        https://safeYouTube.net/w/nd0H
Animals and Plants
Have  a Great Summer! 

Past Lessons

May 18th-22nd

Good morning 1st grade.
While the squid ink and secrete ink were fun, let's move back onto land and check out animals closer to home.  You may even have some of these animals around your home.
Now that we are not in school, I have lots of paper bags left over.  Maybe you do to, or you can recylce one from a store.  Here is a fun optional paper bag pet project you may want to try.
Have a great week and send in any pictures of work that you want me to share! 
 May 11-15th
Hello first grade.  It is time to check out another amazing animal adaptation!
But first, I am reposting my orignal video that you may have missed, it only got 3 views, just an update from me.  One correction, the "coltsfoot" plant was actually a young "garlic mustard" plant.
Today we are looking at squid ink and checking out your own secret ink you can make with a parent! 
Squid ink
While it won't help you hide from predators, this ink will help you hide your messages! 
Make your own invisible ink 
Have a great week! 
Hello everyone.
Our lesson is in 3 parts again today.  Take your time, work at your own pace, and have some fun!
1. Camouflage
Normally around this time, our 5th graders are at Camp Kon-O-Kwee and one of their activities is a Councilor Hunt.  It is like a big hide and seek game.  Below the lesson are a few pictures of me using camouflage for an online councilor hunt and an old picture of my disguised as a tree.  Can you find me in the picture?
2. Have you ever pretended to be something else? Some animals do too! Learn how animals use mimicry to keep safe, or to sneak a snack!
3.  Extra, Optional, Just for fun!
It is my birthday (and Mrs. Payne's) this week, so help us celebrate with some fun animal songs, videos, and games!  
Boogie Bear 
Sesame Street from when I was your age!
Have a great week! 

Camouflage and Mimicry, Camp Style

Past Lessons

April 27 - May 1st

Last week we started learning about animal adaptations and we checked out the cheetahs. We are going to look at some other adaptations today.
1.  Let's watch  'Living Things Change: Crash Course Kids'
2. We saw the Pittsburgh Zoo, now lets check out the  world famous San Diego Zoo!
3.  If you have some extra time, try this Coding game and help a DRAGON with its adaptations.
Have a great week! 

Past Lessons

April 20th-24th Lesson

For the rest of the year, we will be learning about animals.
Our lesson today has 3 Steps:
1. Watch this video from Mr. Okon.  
2. Check out this video from SciSchow Kids about Cheetahs! The link is below the picture.
3. Check out the Cheetah Cam at the Pittsburgh Zoo!
Have a great week! 

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