First Grade Virtual Assignments

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Mrs. Hastings' First Grade Guidance
Virtual Classroom

Hi WBES first graders! Welcome to my virtual classroom! This is a way for me to provide guidance assignments for you while we are out of school for a little while. Normally, we have guidance lessons every other week, so each assignment will be posted for 2 weeks. My hope is that these assignments will be a fun way to learn and review some of the skills we have talked about this school year in guidance! If you have any questions or need help with anything, please email me at I hope to hear from you
soon and look forward to seeing you all when we return to school!

Wednesday, May 20th
Hello boys and girls! I miss you all so much!

As we head into summer, I have 3 questions I would like you to think about. You can record a video, email me (, comment below...I would love to hear from you. I hope you have a safe, exciting, FUN summer and I can't wait to see you again!
The questions from my video are:
1. One thing you are PROUD OF that you have learned or done this school year
2. One thing you are EXCITED about for next school year!
3. One thing you are nervous about or have a question about for next year
Watch This Video

Love you all,
Mrs. Hastings

Wednesday, May 13th
Hello friends! I hope you are all doing well. I miss you!! 
We have talked quite a bit this year about jobs and careers, and learned a lot through our lessons and career day. For this lesson, I would like you to visit Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the picture of the puppy for "Paws in Jobland." From there you can explore Jobland and do a job "quiz" and a puzzle game. Please do not spend more than 20-30 minutes on this! I just want you to look around and learn about some new careers that might interest you.
Once you are finished looking, email me with ONE JOB that sounds interesting to you, and tell me ONE REASON why you like it! I LOVE reading your comments and your submissions. Please keep them coming :) My email is

Wednesday, April 29th
Hi everyone! My "assistant," my daughter Addy, helped me with this video! For this assignment, we would like you to REALLY notice and appreciate the things around you. This is a great activity for when you feel overwhelmed or anxious and want to feel calm and focused. Check out our video for instructions (sorry it cut us off at the end!) and then check out the 5,4,3,2,1 visual to help you as you notice the things around you. Please comment, take a picture or a video and let us know some of the things YOU noticed!
5,4,3,2,1 Video
5,4,3,2,1 Visual

Wednesday, April 15th
Welcome back! I hope you all had a GREAT spring break! We have talked a little bit about empathy already this year. Having empathy means trying to understand how someone else feels. When we understand someone else's point of view, it helps us to treat them kindly and with respect. Please watch the video I made below and let me know what YOU would do if you were the kid in the story!
Hey, Little Ant Video

Wednesday, April 1st
Hey everyone! Wow, it is hard to believe it is April already. I miss all of you so much. Please watch the video I made below about some ideas to help with STRESS, a strong feeling we all feel sometimes. I would like you to think about what helps you feel calmer when you are stressed. I can't wait to hear about your ideas!
Stress Video

Wednesday, March 18th
I miss you all and hope you are having some fun being at home. I am posting something fun for you to think about. We have talked about treating people with kindness and compassion and "filling a bucket" - doing/saying things that don't cost any money or take much time. During this time of change where everything seems a little strange, I would like you to focus on doing (or saying) 3 things to fill someone's bucket. You can find some ideas here or think of your own ideas! Some examples someone a compliment, helping your brother or sister with something, doing a chore without being asked, having patience, holding the door for someone...the list goes on and on! I can't wait to hear what you came up with once we are back in school :)

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