Friday 4/3: Draw a picture or write a letter to a friend
With moving forward in our Phase 3 of Remote plans the Kindergarten teachers will be using Google Classroom. Please make sure you have logged into your child's Gmail account and accepted the invite to our Google Classroom. We would like to get everyone in and signed up so that we can use it starting when returning from Spring Break.
Email me at email@example.com
So I am aware that the books in your child's reading bags are probably getting very stale at this point. I have signed our class up for an account on a program called Raz kids. This is an excellent way for your child to read books on their personal level and then move up as they master each level. You will have the ability to see your child's growth on this site, and I will be able to monitor their reading as well. Here are the directions to log in:
Go to raz-kids.com
Click the green button that says KIDS LOGIN
Enter teacher username: jalbertino
Click on the symbol above your child's name
Password: I will be sending it via Classdojo. Every child has thier own symbol.
You are in! Go to the reading room and begin by choosing a book.
Your child will be able to listen to the story first, and then read it by him/herself.
**Please let me know if you have any problems. I am new to this as well, but I just figure this is a great way to keep our students reading leveled books and moving up.
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Our kindergarten program features a developmentally appropriate approach to learning and an intense emphasis on activities that promote early literacy.
The curriculum is organized and integrated around themes and focuses on the wide use of language, speaking and the early stages of the writing process.
The use of Big Books and many hands-on science and math activities incorporate the fine arts to provide a balanced and enrichingWe will begin our year introducing the alphabet using the Fundations Phonics Program. During the 1st two short weeks, we will read Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom and introduce ALL the letters. Starting the 3rd week, we will focus on 1-2 letters a week. We will introduce (review) each letter, sound and discriminate between the uppercase and lowercase letter.
Each week, we will introduce 2-3 sight words. Sight words are 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.
Reader's WorkshopIn 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 pictures2. Look at the words3. Retell the story
Writer's WorkshopWriter'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. During this independent writing time the teacher will be meet with individuals 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. They will also begin to assess their own writing and learn to implement the characteristics of quality writing into their own work.
Like Literacy, the Math skills and thinking is encouraged across the curriculum. I love to incorporate stories, songs, art projects, and hands-on activities when teaching, and Math time is no exception.
You can access the website at home using the following link
- Once on the website, follow the following directions....
- 1. At the Pearson sign-in page, click the box that says Pearson EasyBridge Plus & Auto
- 2. At the box where it says to choose your district, type/select:
- JACKSON TWP SCHOOL DISTRICT-INT
- 3. Student Log In Information:
Login: Student ID#
Password: First Name + Grade level (for ex: JereKF)
You can expect a packet for each topic to come home This is, by no means, a requirement, but rather supplemental to what we're doing in class.
In Math, We solve and share together. We practice together. We learn together! The Vocabulary cards, again, are not meant to be 'sight' words for the kiddos...they are to be used as a tool to aid in understanding of the concept behind the word. You'll notice a pictoral representation on the back of each card. The picture and the opportunity to explore the concept of the word is much more meaningful at this developmental stage. Use the language in your day to day interactions, just as I do in class.
- We will eat lunch from 11:50-12:25.
You will need to send in a lunch (ready to eat, we cannot heat up anything), easy to open snacks and a drink.
Your child does have the option to purchase lunch everyday. Please visit the school website for the lunch menu. Your child will be given a lunch code # to memorize to use to purchase their lunch. Please practice this at home to help with the purchasing process in school.
The lunch period is only 30 minutes and many of the K students have a tough time finishing up their lunch and snacks. I suggest that you do not allow your child to buy any additional snacks during the 1st month of school, until they get used to the quick paced lunch time block. Also, limit their snack choices in their lunches to 1 or 2 only. Many children tend to open their snacks first and not eat their sandwich/lunch item.
PLEASE alert us to any allergies that your child has with a note.
The Jackson Food Service Dept has provided each K & 1st grade student with a swipe card to use when purchasing lunch. These cards will be kept at school. We do recommend that you still work with your child to memorize their student ID number.
Social Studies/Science/ Health
- large white paper plates
- small white paper plates
- ziploc bags (any size)
- hand sanitizer
- Lysol wipes
- Baby wipes
- foaming shaving cream
- prizes for our prize box (small toys, dollar store items, Target Spot)
Log-In Directions for Pearson Math
Login to your Gmail Account:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org(ex. email@example.com)
Password: studentid# @ (ex. 12345@)
Click the Google Apps button (the 9 dots near your child’s intial in green)
in the top right corner of the screen and scroll down and choose “Easy Bridge.”
Click “Realize” on the right side of the page.
Choose the orange “Browse” section and find today’s lesson.