Welcome to Mrs. Human's
Hello kindergarten families! I hope you all had a wonderful and fun summer. I am looking forward to meeting all of you. I especially can't wait to meet my new kindergarten class this year. We are going to have so much fun together. This will be an exciting time for your child, filled with lots of learning and exploring. I will do everything I can to ensure a safe, positive and successful year for your child.This year your child will be learning letters, sounds, and how to read. Your child will also learn math, science and social studies. Your child will also learn how to cut, paste, color and draw. However, the most important part of your child's learning experience this year will be learning how to make new friends, be respectful and responsible students. While Kindergarten marks an important transition in your child's life, it is important that children still get to be children. I will be helping your child strengthen their social and emotional skills through cooperative learning, play, taking turns, and whole group activities. I look forward to working with you and your child this year. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out and contact me at
School Phone: 732-833-4680
Mrs. Anne Human
Thank you for visiting our class page. Please visit our class page each week for any updates on school events, classroom events, updates to our weekly curriculum, etc. The weekly curriculum will include skills and strategies introduced in the areas of Literacy, Math, Science and Social Studies.
The Elms PTN has provided each student with an Elms folder that they will bring back and forth to school in their backpack each day. This folder will be used as a tool for us to communicate daily! Each day, students will bring this folder home. If there is a need to send anything back to school, it will come home in the "Return to School" side of the folder. Homework is one example of something that would be in the "Return to School" side. Any notes from home to school regarding dismissal, lunch money, or any other correspondence should be put in the folder on the " Return to School" side as well. Things that come home on the "Leave at Home" side of the folder can be kept home. I thank you in advance for your support, as a good parent-teacher relationship is essential for a successful school year. Please remember, you are always welcome to contact me with any questions or concerns!
School Phone: 732-833-4680
Please also consider joining my "Remind" group!
Remind is a communication platform that will be utilized throughout the school year to stay connected with you. It is a wonderful tool to keep you updated with important information regarding our school day, changes in schedules, or last-minute notices.
If you have a smartphone, get push notifications. On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/968dge Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.
If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications. Text the message @968dge to the number 81010. If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @968dge to (757) 337-4602.
I have been busy setting up the classroom for all of my wonderful new students. All school supplies for your child have been supplied by the school or myself. If you signed out a chromebook for your child, please keep the chromebook at home. However, there is a small list of items that I am asking parents to send in with their child during the first week of school.
The following items are:
*Sweater or sweatshirt labeled with your child's name (Our classroom can get a little chilly and we all know weather outside can be unpredictable)
*Change of clothes in a plastic bag labeled with your child's name (Pants, shirt, underwear, socks)
*Water bottle labeled with child's name (Students will be able to fill up/drink from water bottles as much as they need to during the day)
Here are some additional items that are optional:
*Pack of baby wipes
*Individual hand sanitizer
Unified Arts Schedule
Monday: Technology (Bring Chrome Books In)
Tuesday: P.E. (Wear tennis shoes)
*(Chromebooks need to be brought into school for technology class!)
*(Sneakers should be worn for gym!)
Unified Arts Google Classroom Codes will be listed below. Please use these codes to join the Unified Arts Google Classrooms.
Art (Mr. Bryan):
Music (Mrs. Geoffrey):
Media (Mrs. Konopack):
Technology (Mrs. Sendecki):
PE (Mr. DiAmbrosio):
Literacy: We use a terrific phonics program called Fundations. In class, students will work on letter identification, sounds, and letter formation. At home, they can practice by tracing letters with their fingers, starting at the top of the letter and working down. As they finish tracing the letter, they can practice saying the letter name, the keyword picture and then the sound. For example, Tt, top, /t/. Additionally, we will be learning 2-3 new trick words each week. These words are trick words because we can not sound them out easily. In the coming weeks, I will be sending home fun ways to practice reviewing these words at home!
Writing: Writer's Workshop is a designated time where students can become “authors”. After each mini-lesson, students will have independent writing time where they will choose their own topics 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 much more authentic, engaging, and meaningful. During this independent writing time, I will meet with individual students or small groups to conference and encourage their growth as authors. Students will learn to write, revise, edit, and publish stories throughout the school year.
Math: Envision 2.0. is our math curriculum. At the beginning of each topic, I will send home a parent information home page along with our math vocabulary words. You can keep these at home to use for review. Envision also has an online program that can be easily utilized by students and parents for extra practice at home. More information about the online version of the program will be available in the coming weeks.
Social Studies & Science: Science and Social Studies will alternate thematic units. These units of study will be incorporated all throughout our school day!
Happy Birthday to our September Birthdays:
Faye - 7th
Brielle - 19th
Jacob - 29th