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Mrs. Molen

K-1

bmolen@slswhitestone.org

By this time you should have received your child's report card.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via email.

 

"Good morning boys and girls!  How are you today?" 

It's Monday!!! How was everyone's weekend?  I was NOT a fan of the weather this weekend!  Looking forward to brighter days this week.

I sent you all a special message.  Ask your parents to check their email for a video I sent them.  Be safe, be healthy!!!

 

 

The Kindergarten work packet was mistakenly labeled as Kindergarten 2.  This work packet is for both Kindergarten classes (Mrs. Molen and Mrs. Panagakos) and is available on the home page of the school website.

***In addition, the packet includes enough sheets to get us through to Easter break.***

 

**If you press the Programs tab (above) on this website you can access each SPECIAL TEACHERS page to retrieve their weekly assignment for your child to complete:

Gym 

Music/Library 

Art 

Computer

Reading Specialist  

Math Specialist

 

To the parents:

Can you believe this is the start of week three?  Not the ideal situation, but you have all risen to the occasion.  There will be new assignments this week listed below. Your child might be done with being in quarantine (I am!) or done with home school or just done in general with all this craziness!!  If that is the case feel free to scale back one day and focus on the "basics" (letter identification, letter sounds, CVC words, reading a book, practicing sight words, addition equations, subtraction equations, and practice counting to 100).  If you need anything, please email me.  If you have a question, need to vent,etc., I am here!  I love hearing from you and seeing the pictures of my kids.  This week is St. Luke School's Spirit week!  Each day parents can go to Facebook and post a picture of your child participating in each days events in the comments section.

P.S.  All these links that I have put up are suggestions, please do not feel like you need to go to every link and have your child complete it.  It is just some useful information that you may want to utilize to fill up some time in your day. Also, you should not have your child working all day long (8-3).  Way too much time for someone their age.  Our normal school day is broken up with specials, snack, lunch, recess, center time, etc.  Try to complete the daily assignments and stick to the basics!

Mrs. Molen xo

 

 

 

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Attendance Form Link

Please sign your child in everyday between 9:00 am-10:00 am only.

https://forms.gle/7tcra32sKaU3yAPZA

 

 

 

Here are links to some fun learning sites that you can use during the coming weeks:

 

Two new apps to check out:

KHAN ACADEMY KIDS, 

TEACH YOUR MONSTER TO READ

*Both of these apps are free*

 

Math site for kindergarten (and other grades as well!) with great resources for various math skills:

https://www.ixl.com/math/kindergarten

 

We have done many directed drawings throughout the school year (a turkey, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cat in the Hat, etc).  The kids love to do these!  I am attaching a link for a directed drawing of an Easter Bunny. 

Here is how it works: 

You will read the step by step directions.  After you read a direction you will stop.  Have a paper handy to show your child how to do it, then they will draw on their paper.  Then you proceed to the next step.  Take it slow, step by step.

https://proudtobeprimary.com/easter-bunny-directed-drawing/

 

 

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https://letsfindout.scholastic.com/home-page-logged-out.html

Log in as a student

Classroom Password- Kindergarten1

**The kids truly enjoy reading these magazines**

For each issue there is a video and a game.

There is also the option to have the magazine read-aloud as your child follows along.

We did not do 2 issues in March.

There are also 4 new ones for April.

They can also go back and revisit any issue or video and game.**

 

Below is a link for 20 Virtual Field Trips

https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fadventuresinfamilyhood.com%2F20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0cLKPTMFgRn9vzQ3nHDXYkHPreTl4lPhWICGniifCaRgAo38AhN5qCIT0&data=02%7C01%7CDSalazar8%40schools.nyc.gov%7Caf519dc3b67048b5053808d7cb44d9f4%7C18492cb7ef45456185710c42e5f7ac07%7C0%7C0%7C637201368894067216&sdata=3iAlxICT%2F1tFf7ibKbQmnc4rIFCJ1bS%2BfXO70igOKVk%3D&reserved=0

 

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Brainpop is offering a year free!! This is a great resource. Fun educational clips with little quizzes at the end. The kids love this!!!

You can get the app or you can go log on to-- jr.brainpop.com

Username: stluke2020

Password: sls2020

 

https://www.simplykinder.com/videos/

 

***The link below is fabulous!! It has something for everyday and wonderful activities***

 There is new material for week 3:

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

 

Our Religion book is listed at the website below.

It provides games and activities to go along with the chapters.

Username: SadlierStudent 

Password: ReadyToLearn!  (password is case sensitive).

https://religion.sadlierconnect.com/@learnfromhomereligion

 

 

Here is a link for those of you that have Alexa that has some fun educational things for the kids to do:

https://www.weareteachers.com/educational-alexa-skills/?utm_content=1584410520&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

 

The following are on YouTube and are kid and teacher approved:

Story Time at Awnies House 

Jack Hartman (has a variety of educational videos on various topics)

Alphablocks/Numberblocks

Beginner's Bible

Meet the Sight Words

CVC words 

 

 

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Scholastic Book Orders due by: 

Online class code: 

***Online orders only please***

 

  

Pretzel and Bake Sales 

 Pretzel and Bake sales will be held the following days during lunchtime only: 

May 28th (Bake)

 (Nut free items will be available during the Bake sale for purchase as well).

 

 

NUT ALLERGY

As we discussed last night, one of the students in our classroom has a severe peanut/nut allergy. Strict avoidance of peanut/nut products is the only way to prevent a life threatening allergic reaction. We are asking your assistance in providing the student with a safe learning environment. If exposed to peanuts/nuts, the student may develop a life-threatening allergic reaction which requires emergency medical treatment. To reduce the risk of exposure for the child, the classroom will be peanut/nut free. Please do not send any peanut or nut containing products for your child to eat during snack in the classroom. Any exposure to peanuts or nuts through contact or ingestion can cause a severe reaction. If your child has eaten peanut or nut products prior to coming to school, please be sure your child's hands have been thoroughly washed before coming to school.  In addition, please refrain from sending any peanut or nut products for your child to eat during lunch.  Please get in touch with me before sending any food in for the class to enjoy (this includes birthday treats and holiday class party treats).

Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring a safe environment for our kindergarten friend!!!

                                   

Please LABEL EVERYTHING (especially the sweatshirts) with your child's name.

                         

StoryTown Direct Link

PRE DECODABLE BOOKS

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/reading/storytown/na/grk/predecodable_books_9780153740640_/index_grk_ca.html

 

DECODABLE BOOKS

https://www-k6.thinkcentral. com/content/hsp/reading/ storytown/na/grk/decodable_ books_9780153745546_/index_ grk_ca.html

 

 

Looking ahead:

Please check e-envelope on Tuesdays and Fridays for upcoming events, lunch calendars and much more. Many events need R.S.V.P.'s and permission slips. Don't miss out on the fun! Take a look at the After School Workshops tab for many different After School activities as well!

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http://www-k6.thinkcentral.com

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Storytown readers:

              

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*Extra help will provided on Monday and Wednesday morning from 7:45-8:00 by invitation only*

 

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING THIS WEEK

ELA-

PHONICS-

MATH-

SCIENCE-

SOCIAL STUDIES-

RELIGION-

 

HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK

3/30/20


MoMonday day
ART
 
 

 

The Storytown link above can be accessed at any time so your child can continue to read.  These books provide great practice for the children.  Feel free to have your child choose anyof the books to read.

READING/PHONICS-Please click on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LOCr7cYhQA&t=15s to listen to the story, The Easter Bunny is Missing,  by Steve Metzger.  After listening to the story, put the animals in order according to when they volunteered to fill in for the Easter Bunny.  You can do this by writing the names of the animals in order in your notebook or you can tell a grown up. You can go back and listen again if you get confused. 

Tap out each sound then blend the sounds to read the words below:

mop, map, tap, tab, tub, rub 

Dictate the words below (one at a time) then have your child repeat the word then orally spell the word:

nut, cat, rag

Please spend 15 minutes reading with your child today.  

This is a wonderful site with many resources for reading, CVC words, sight words, and word families.  When viewing a book click on "In Color Big Book Teacher Version" There are many cute ones including one on Easter!!:

http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/spring-summer-sight-word-booklets

**PLEASE continue to study any words that your child has not yet mastered.  The words should be reviewed on a nightly basis.

MATH-workbook pgs. 435-438

RELIGION-The link to our religion book can be found above- This week focus on Chapter 21-The Three Days. I have put up links to videos and books that can been completed throughout the week.

This chapter focuses on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

We celebrate the Three Days because they are the greatest days of the year. We celebrate Jesus and all He did for us. This week the children can color the Holy Thursday and Good Friday sheet.

Holy Thursday- Jesus shared a meal of bread and wine with his disciples.

Below is a link for a short video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-F9p279tTQ

Good Friday- We remember that Jesus died for us.

I posted a link under Friday of another video about The Three Days

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html  (Day 1/Week 3 optional). 

 

Jack Hartmann (@Jack_Hartmann) | Twitter

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You can join Jack Hartman today (3/30) for an HOUR of kid friendly tunes!! It starts at 11:00!!  

(on youtube)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxG6Z-GRyM0

Tuesday


LIBRARY

 

 

READING/PHONICS-Please click on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LOCr7cYhQA&t=15s to listen to the story, The Easter Bunny is Missing,  by Steve Metzger.  After listening to the story again, recall why each animal would NOT make a good Easter Bunny (i.e. The turtle is too slow.) Choose one animal to write about in your notebook.  Your sentence should tell why that animal would NOT make a good Easter Bunny. You can go back and listen again if you get confused. 

Tap out each sound then blend the sounds to read the words below:

led, lad, bad, bud, bug, rug

Dictate the words below (one at a time) then have your child repeat the word then orally spell the word:

kid, fix, cub

Please spend 15 minutes reading with your child today.  

This is a wonderful site with many resources for reading, CVC words, sight words, and word families.  When viewing a book click on "In Color Big Book Teacher Version" There are many cute ones including one on Easter!!:

http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/spring-summer-sight-word-booklets

 

***PLEASE continue to study any words that your child has not yet mastered.  The words should be reviewed on a nightly basis.

 

MATH-workbook pgs. 439-440

 

RELIGION-The link to our religion book can be found above- This week focus on Chapter 21.

 

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html  (Day 2/Week 3 optional)b

 


Wednesday


COMPUTER

 

 

 

READING/PHONICS-Please click on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P8ifk66QyM&t=50s to listen to the story,  There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick, by Lucille Colandro.  After listening to the story, recall the objects that the Old Lady swallowed.  Tell a grown up about the objects the Old Lady swallowed.

 

Tap out each sound then blend the sounds to read the words below:

dig, dip, bet, bit, fit, his

Dictate the words below (one at a time) then have your child repeat the word then orally spell the word:

mix, cap, zap

 

Please spend 15 minutes reading with your child today. 

This is a wonderful site with many resources for reading, CVC words, sight words, and word families.  When viewing a book click on "In Color Big Book Teacher Version" There are many cute ones including one on Easter!!:

http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/spring-summer-sight-word-booklets

 

***PLEASE continue to study any words that your child has not yet mastered.  The words should be reviewed on a nightly basis.

 

MATH-Have your child solve the following equations in their notebook :

2+2=__

3+3= _

4+4=_ 

5+5= _

6+6=__

 

 

RELIGION-The link to our religion book can be found above- This week focus on Chapter 21.

 

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html  (Day 3/Week 3 optional)b

Thursday

MUSIC

 

 

 


 

READING/PHONICS-Please click on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P8ifk66QyM&t=50s to listen to the story,  There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick, by Lucille Colandro.  After listening to the story, retell the objects that the Old Lady swallowed in the correct order that she swallowed tehm.  Tell a grown up about the objects the Old Lady swallowed in the correct order.

 

Tap out each sound then blend the sounds to read the words below:

fog, rib, sob, job, dot, lid

Dictate the words below (one at a time) then have your child repeat the word then orally spell the word:

den, sip, red

 

Please spend 15 minutes reading with your child today. 

This is a wonderful site with many resources for reading, CVC words, sight words, and word families.  When viewing a book click on "In Color Big Book Teacher Version" There are many cute ones including one on Easter!!:

http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/spring-summer-sight-word-booklets

 

***PLEASE continue to study any words that your child has not yet mastered.  The words should be reviewed on a nightly basis.

 

MATH-workbook pgs. 441-444

 

RELIGION-The link to our religion book can be found above- This week focus on Chapter 21.

 

 

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html  (Day 4/Week 3 optional)

Friday

 

GYM

 

 

 

READING/PHONICS-Listen to-"Turkey's Eggcellent Easter"- you are going to love this story!!! It is very funny!! It is the same turkey from "Turkey Trouble" (where we disguised our turkeys). After listening to the story tell someone at home the four disguises Turkey used.

Here is the link to the story. https://youtu.be/lvq1TNTIbak

In your notebook complete this sentence, "I liked when Turkey dressed up like a __________." (and draw a picture!)

 

Tap out each sound then blend the sounds to read the words below:

mud, Ted, lap, not, ten, bed

 

Please spend 15 minutes reading with your child today. 

This is a wonderful site with many resources for reading, CVC words, sight words, and word families.  When viewing a book click on "In Color Big Book Teacher Version" There are many cute ones including one on Easter!!:

http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/spring-summer-sight-word-booklets

 

***PLEASE continue to study any words that your child has not yet mastered.  The words should be reviewed on a nightly basis.

 

MATH-workbook pgs. 445-446

 

RELIGION-The link to our religion book can be found above- This week focus on Chapter 21.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmvL3lqknRs

Above is a link to a short video- Important Days During Lent

Happy Palm Sunday!!

 

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html  (Day 5/Week 3 optional)

 

 

 

 

HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS

Practice the words on the word ring. 

Knowing these words by sight will help tremendously with the reading process.



September/October: a, I, my, me, and, the, go, see one, two, three, four, five, am

November/December:  to, like, he, come, here, this, six, seven, eight, nine, ten

January-red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink, purple, white, brown, black

February- for, where, do, you, look, what, can, it, is, in, on

March-up, down, we, want, she, good, out, who, are, they

April/May: 

***These words should be on your child's index ring and should be reviewed frequently***


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Kindergarten Grades

Student assessments will be graded based on the following: 
 

1  = Not demonstrated (needs a great deal of improvement OR does not demonstrate an understanding of the standard given)

2  = Beginning (needs some improvement OR has a partial understanding of the standard)

3  = Developing (satisfactory understanding)

4  = Secure (thorough understanding of the standard)

 


TEXTBOOKS AND WORKBOOKS 

The school administration and the classroom teachers are aware of parental concerns regarding heavy backpacks.  We are making efforts to coordinate the home use of the heavier textbooks as well as workbooks in case a replacement is needed.  One option for parents is to purchase books to keep at home.  Some websites that sell new and used books are Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Ecampus. 

 

 

Subject Title Publisher ISBN # Copyright
Math Go Math Harcourt 978-0-547-58780-6 2012
Math Go Math Harcourt 978-0-547-58812-4 2012
Phonics Phonics Level K Pearson 978-1-4284-3091-4 2011
ELA Trophies Harcourt 0-15-322469 2003
Handwriting Handwriting Zaner-Bloser 978-0-7367-6835-1 2012
Religion We Believe Sadlier 978-0-8215-3080-1 2010


  


 

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