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Kindergarten

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Coyote Ridge Elementary School. We are looking forward to working with you throughout this year to make your child’s beginning in elementary school a success. Kindergarten is a time of excitement, wonder, exploration and discovery. Through fun hands-on activities, your child will work hard to academically prepare for first grade. We hope the information in the following documents will provide you with a helpful overview of our Kindergarten procedures and expectations.

                                        

Remote Learning  

Welcome Kindergarten Families!

As we begin this remote learning journey together, please remember that we are here to support you and your child. Please also remember that this is new to all of us and we appreciate your patience, grace, and understanding as we too are navigating working from home and working with new technologies. 

Seesaw​ will be our main learning platform following an asynchronous learning idea (meaning students may access content at different times and from different locations). Teachers will not be posting live teaching videos. All videos will be pre-recorded so your child may access the video when it best fits your schedule. All communication for learning activities will be sent via Seesaw​. Please make sure you are checking Seesaw daily for additional videos. Each Monday we will post assignments on a learning board on Seesaw. The learning board will include assignments for Math, Writing, Foundational Reading, Reading, Social Studies/Science. You will also see some additional fun learning opportunities that are optional in our “Try this” section. These assignments are to be completed at your pace during the week and are due by Friday each week at 3:10. We will be using the following websites for learning activities/assignments: 

Learning Board

Please look for the unique user code that will be sent from your child's teacher to join the remote learning on Wednesday, April 1st. 

- Seesaw- https://app.seesaw.me

Attendance​ will be taken by student participation and assignment completion of all required assignments on the learning board. However, if your family’s schedule allows, there will be additional optional activities. As per district recommendation, students will be receiving 25% of their typical face to face content instruction and assignments. Attendance will be taken every Friday by 3:10pm. Completed assignments must be returned by this time for your child to be marked present. 

Grades ​will be given for participation and completion of learning activities. Parents are welcome to support their child with clarifications, directions, and any modifications based-on your child’s unique needs; however, the assignment needs to reflect the child’s thinking and work. 

Office Hours: ​We will be hosting office hours daily. You can reach us through office hours by sending a message on Seesaw or emailing us.

Office Hours: Mondays-Friday: 8:00-9:00am, 12:30-1:30 

**If there are changes to these office hours your child’s teacher will reach out to you. 

We truly miss seeing our children each day.  Thank you for your endless support as we continue to keep students learning and growing in kindergarten!   

 Sincerely,

Jennifer Lussier, Stacy May and Deena Pries

*Also, below are some additional free educational websites. 

Free Learning Websites for Kids: 

Here’s a list of some fun, educational, and safe websites for your children to visit and explore! 

Scholastic Learn at Home https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome. html?ET_CID=20200322_SNP_ExtraCredit_RemoteLearning_K5_ACQ _28159&ET_RID=1144195340 Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing! 

Switcheroo Zoo 

www.switcheroozoo.com Watch, listen and play games to learn about amazing animals. 

Nat Geo for Kids www.kids.nationalgeographic.com Learn about geography and fascinating animals! 

Into the Book www.reading.ecb.org Go “into the book” to play games that practice reading strategies! 

Seussville www.seussville.com Read, play games and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends! 

ABC YA www.abcya.com Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games! 

Fun Brain www.funbrain.com Play games while math and reading skills! 

PBS Kids www.pbskids.org Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning! Star Fall www.starfall.com Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories! 

Storyline Online www.storylineonline.ney 

Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars! 

Highlight Kids www.highlightkids.com Read, play games and conduct cool science experiments! 

Kindergarten Classrooms

Mrs. Lussier's Class

Subject: General Education
Welcome to Kindergarten! Welcome to Remote Learning or as I like to call it Kindergarten 2.0 We will be using Seesaw as our learning platform.  Please log in to Seesaw for your child's assignments.  Seesaw Assignments will be given weekly...

Mrs. May's Class

Subject: General Education
Welcome to Kindergarten! I am so excited for a wonderful year of learning and fun. Together, we will create a caring classroom where we will think deeply, celebrate our differences, share our ideas, take risks and develop valuable social skills....

Mrs. Pries' Class

Subject: General Education
Welcome to a wonderful year learning and growing with your child at Coyote Ridge Elementary School.  I am thrilled and honored to be part of this partnership with your child. The Kindergarten classroom is an exciting place where children think and...

Latest News

May Kindergarten Newsletter

Posted: Fri, 05/01/2020 - 10:52am
May  Kindergarten News It’s hard to believe that this is the last month of school.  We have seen each and every one of our students learn and grow this year in kindergarten despite the circumstances presented.  We... Read More

April Kindergarten Newsletter

Posted: Thu, 04/02/2020 - 3:26pm
Happy Springtime! Our monthly newsletter looks quite a bit different this month! We wanted to use our newsletter as a reference for our new remote learning that started on April 1st. We would first like to thank... Read More

March Kindergarten Newsletter

Posted: Thu, 02/27/2020 - 3:48pm
Happy Springtime!  Spring is right around the corner along with our spring break! In Literacy we will  continue to focus on the elements of informational writing by  sharing information about people, places, and... Read More

February Kindergarten Newsletter

Posted: Sun, 02/02/2020 - 4:40pm
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January Kindergarten Newsletter

Posted: Sat, 01/11/2020 - 5:43pm
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