Updated Sept. 14, 2020
    Please feel free to email me at anytime you have a question. 
    Hello! My name is Mrs. Magee and I will be your child's REMOTE Kindergarten teacher this year!  Kindergarten is an exciting year for both you and your child!  We will try to keep as much of the Kindergarten fun in our program as best as we can!  During the pandemic, things will be different....but for our newest Kindergarteners, we will be creating a new normal and making new kind of fun memories!  
    I will use this page as a form of communication until our Google Classroom is up and running and everyone is logged on.  I will update the date at the top each time I update it. 
     We will start the year with a program called Fundations.  Fundations will introduce the children to 2-3 letters a week.  We will work on identifying each letter, the letter sound and printing the letter correctly.    
    Unit 1
    This week our letters will be: 
    Letters introduced: 
    How Can You Help At Home:
    During review at home, see if your child can think of 3-5 words that begin with that letter.  
    Have him/her look for things around your house that begin with the letters you are practicing.
    Identify the beginning letter of family members or family friends names.
    Have your child help with shopping and helping to write the shopping list.
    sight words
    Each week, we will introduce 2-3 grade level words (sight words). Grade level words are a mixture of sight words and tricky words that your child will see in their leveled reading books. Each week, we will send home flash cards of the words for that week.   Please keep these in a safe place and review them daily. 
      Unit 1 Words:
    Readers Workshop
    In class during our readers workshop time, we are learning how to be a Reader. 
    We are learning that there are 3 ways to read a book...
    1. Look at the pictures
    2. Look at the words
    3.  Retell the story
    Reading at Home
    It is highly encouraged that you read at home with your child.  
    Check out this chart to see how reading for an extra 20 minutes a day with your child will benefit him/her in school!   
    Reading at home
    Please make daily reading an important part of your day!
    "Readers are made on the laps of their parents!"
    Again, reading is not meant to be a chore at home....we hope that you make reading part of your daily routine!
    Writers Workshop
    Writer's Workshop is a designated time each day where students become “authors”.
    After each mini-lesson students will have independent writing time where they will choose their own topic for their writing and have an opportunity to practice skills and strategies taught in the mini lesson. By giving the students choices in their topics, the writing becomes authentic, engaging, and meaningful.
    So encourage writing at home....drawing a picture and then labeling it.  And if they can....write a simple sentence to go with it!
    Or writing can be as simple as writing a list or making a card for someone!  
    And for those that need to copy words that they see at home....that is GREAT Practice too!!!
    Math Envision 2.0
    This year we are using a program called Envision 2.0 
    You can access the website by following the directions below. 

    EnVision Math Login Instructions for Students:

    Students will use their district Google account credentials to log into Pearson EnVision Math.  You will NOT use a username or password to access your Math resources and class assignments.  

    Please find your login instructions below:

    1. You MUST FIRST LOG INTO your district Google account (or Gmail)

    a. Your email is studentID@jacksonsd.org

    b. If this is your first time logging into Gmail, your password is welcome#jsd.

    2.  While still in your Gmail, go to the Apps button (waffle).

    3.  Click “More” at the bottom.

    4.  Click the “Easy Bridge” icon and you will be taken directly to Pearson.  Just click “Realize” in the lower right and you’re there! 


     We will start with Topic #1-Numbers 1-5

    • science

      Social Studies & Science

    We will start with our Social Studies Unit on Community Helpers. 



    color words



    Bucket Filling

    Bucket Filler





    Free Learning Websites

    Free Learning Websites


    Epic! Online Digital Reading Library

    I just added our class to this GREAT reading resource!

    To log on....

    1.  Go to https://www.getepic.com/

    2.  Log in with our class code  rcj1816

    3.  Find your child's name and begin!!


    Freckle Education | Differentiation Platform for K-12 


    1. Go to student.freckle.com
    2. Type in your name and code 




  • Dear Parents/Guardians of PreK-K Remote Learners,
    Re: Chromebook Log-in Information
    In order to enhance students' educational experiences through the use of technology and online resources, the Jackson School District provides a Google Account for all students in the district PreK-12.  
    This account information is what students will use to log into their Chromebooks.  It also allows students to access a variety of online resources through our district school websites using a single-sign-on system.  
    This account includes a Gmail address.  Each students' email address is comprised of the student's unique Student ID Number (Lunch number) @jacksonsd.org.  (Example 1234567@jacksonsd.org)
    A password is automatically generated by the system that is typically not easy for our young learners to memorize or type in.  For ease of use for our youngest remote learners, PreK-K, these passwords have been reset to a generic password -(Sept2020).  
    For PreK-K students to log into their Chromebooks you will need to use the following information.
    Password: Sept2020
    Once you have logged into your child's account you have the ability to change this password to whatever you choose.  Passwords must be 8 or more characters.  
    Keep in mind that once a password is changed by a parent, guardian, or student the district cannot retrieve the information.  Therefore if you forget the password you will need to contact the technology department to have the password reset. 
    Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.
    Thank you,
    Mrs. Pagano-Hein
    Elementary Remote Learning Academy Administrator
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