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Digital Learning- Week of May 11th

Hello, Kindergarten Families! We hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! Here we are… the last full week of digital learning. We never could have imagined that this year would have turned out this way but we are also so impressed at how amazing you all have tackled this challenge. Just to give you a glimpse at what this week and next week will look like, please see the information below. Please also be on the lookout for additional information from the school and your child’s teacher.

*You can find the Mt. Bethel Kindergarten Choice Board here!

*Please be sure to use THIS LINK provided by Ms. Appleyard to sign up for a time slot to gather your child’s belongings and return classroom materials/library books. Be on the look out for specific information from your child’s teacher about the items to return to school when you come to collect your child’s belongs.

*If you have not already done so, please complete the vidhug video using the link sent from your child’s teacher. We hope for 100% participation and know that it will make for a fantastic keepsake for our students. If you are unable to locate the link, please reach out to your child’s teacher and they can assist you!

We miss you all,

The Kindergarten Team 🙂

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Digital Learning- Week of May 4th

Hello Kindergarten Families! We hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather! Below you will find this week’s choice boards along with other Mt. B/Kindergarten information! We love and miss you all so much!

This week in kindergarten…

*Happy May the 4th!

May the 4th Be With You (With images) | Happy star wars day ...

*Our kindergarten choice boards can be found here– MT. B KINDERGARTEN CHOICE BOARDS

*We Bloom with Kindness! We challenge all students to practice these acts of kindness!

Looking for educational streaming options for your child? We hope these help!

*Friendly reminder to check out our specialist’s blogs too for some fun activities throughout the week–

STEM BLOG PE BLOG Art Blog Music Blog

*Please don’t forget to visit our Mt. Bethel Digital Learning Website daily for the morning announcements and other important/helpful info!

We love and miss you all!

🙂 Kindergarten Team

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Digital Learning- Week of April 27th

Hello, Kindergarten Families! We hope everyone had a fun and relaxing weekend. Below you will find some important dates, kindergarten information, and Mt. Bethel information.

This week in kindergarten..

*Our kindergarten choice board for this week can be found here– Mt. Bethel Kindergarten Choice Board.

*Below is a list of a few National holidays that may be fun for your family to partake in this week–

*Friendly reminder to check out our specialist’s blogs too for some fun activities throughout the week–

STEM BLOG PE BLOG Art Blog Music Blog

*Please don’t forget to visit our Mt. Bethel Digital Learning Website daily for the morning announcements and other important/helpful info!

We love and miss you all!

🙂 Kindergarten Team

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Digital Learning- Week of April 20th

Hello, Families! Below you will find some important dates, kindergarten information, and Mt. Bethel information. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher.

This week in kindergarten..

*Our kindergarten choice board can be found here– Mt. Bethel Kindergarten Choice Board. We hope you find these activities fun and engaging for the whole family!

*Wednesday is Earth Day! Check out this week’s choice board for a fun video and activity. Challenge your family to do at least one thing each day this week to positively impact the Earth!

*Teachers will be conducting small group lessons. Please follow the directions given by your child’s teacher to participate in this opportunity. Although it is optional, we do believe that this will benefit students since most of our academic day is spent in small groups to be able to target each student’s needs.

*Mt. Bethel was able to collect 7 full boxes worth of wipes and 3 boxes worth of hand sanitizer from classrooms for our first responders. We appreciate your donations throughout the year and want to give a shout out to our teacher volunteers that collected those items from the classrooms.

*Be sure to check out our specialist’s blogs too for some fun activities throughout the week–

STEM BLOG PE BLOG Art Blog Music Blog

*Please don’t forget to visit our Mt. Bethel Digital Learning Website daily for the morning announcements and other important/helpful info!

🙂 The Mt. Bethel Kindergarten Team

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Week of April 13th and Optional Placement Class Form

Welcome back from Spring Break! We hope you all had a fun and safe time off! Below you will find information per the district, our Mt. Bethel optional placement form, and our kindergarten digital learning plan for this week.

On Friday, 4/10, the District announced that we are going to four-day digital school weeks from Monday – Thursday. Friday will be a day for students to catch-up on any previously assigned lessons. Teachers will be able to collaborate and conference with peers, parents and/or students, assess student progress, and prepare future instructional lessons. Can you have students continue to use digital tools to learn on Fridays? Absolutely! Is it required? No, but if working with a structured schedule is better for your child, then please carry on!

One of our top questions has been, “What about placement forms?” If you wish to fill out an OPTIONAL CLASS PLACEMENT FORM, THE NEW DIGITAL LINK IS HERE. If you filled one out previously on paper, you will need to complete again. RISING FIRST GRADE PLACEMENT FORM.

Because this process of not being at school together is going to make placement more challenging, we are only offering a short window for completion. If you choose to complete the optional placement information, please do so by Friday, April 17th.

As a friendly reminder, Kindergarten students should continue to spend at least one hour every week day engaged in school work.

This week’s Kindergarten Choice Boards can be found here– Kindergarten Choice Boards

In addition to the choice boards and Raz Kids/Moby Max, we wanted to make you aware of some county resources that can be found on Clever. You can use this link and log on to view the resources. Directions on how to log on can be found here– Clever Directions. The username and password are the same that are used for MackinVia. Once logged in, you can find some great resources that we feel our kindergarteners will love– Freckle and First in Math. Freckle and First in Math may have a pretest to adjust to your child’s needs. If so, please don’t help them answer any because later that could cause frustration for them. It might place them in too high of a level that they can’t play independently. Please feel free to use these resources instead of, or along with MobyMax and Raz Kids to meet the needs of your child.

Have a great week of digital learning and don’t forget to utilize the resources found on the at https://www.smore.com/kj568

As always, we are here to help you!

🙂 Kindergarten Team

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Week of March 30th- Digital learning

Kindergarten students should continue to spend at least one hour every week day engaged in school work.

Specifics for class meetings and individual teacher office hours will be posted to teachers’ blogs and teachers will be in contact via email.

This week’s Choice Board can be found at THIS LINK.

Please remember to check OUR MT. BETHEL DIGITAL LEARNING SITE each week day!

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Week of March 23rd- Digital Learning

Greetings Kindergarten Buccaneer Parents,

Welcome to week two of online digital learning! We’ve been working hard to create some wonderful opportunities for you to learn at home in addition to MobyMax and RazKids. While these two digital resources are wonderful, we wanted to provide you with some additional opportunities to work on other kindergarten standards that we would regularly teach in the classroom.

Attached you will find two optional choice boards– one for ELA and one for math. Just as their name states, these are a CHOICE 😊. The ELA choice board is integrated with some of our social studies standards for quarter 4. It focuses on The Statue of Liberty and The Star Spangled Banner. Each day, your child may choose one or more boxes from each board. We would love to see your child’s learning in action. Feel free to send us photos of your child’s work via Remind, Dojo, email, etc. (whichever platform your class uses).

Additional Skills to Practice-
*Learning your address
*Practice shoe tying
*Writing your numbers to 20 (TV teacher-see digital learning resource list)
*Letter formation (TV teacher-see digital learning resource list)

CLICK HERE to access this week’s Choice Board!

CLICK HERE to access additional resources!

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Requesting Access to ParentVUE-for Digital Report Cards

Parents,

Report cards will be available digitally for Quarter 3. You can access your child’s grades and attendance through ParentVUE.

If you are having problems logging into ParentVUE to access your child’s report card, we are here to help! In order to grant you access, please complete the following steps:

1. If you are the enrolling parent, please continue to #2. If you are not the enrolling parent, please STOP READING! We can not assist you further unless you are the enrolling parent. Sorry!
2. Email Assistant Principal Kevin Johnson ( Kevin1.Johnson@CobbK12.org )with your first and last name, along with a photo of your government-issued ID.
3. Please state “I Need Access To ParentVue” in the subject line.
4. Once Mr. Johnson confirms you are the enrolling adult, he will email you back with an Activation Key letter that includes instructions for logging into ParentVue. You will also receive an attachment regarding ParentVue Acceptable Use Policy & User Agreement.
5. Please follow the instructions for logging in. If you are still unable to log in, please email Mr. Johnson back ( Kevin1.Johnson@CobbK12.org ), so he can assist you with troubleshooting.

Thank you!

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Kindergarten Digital Learning Specifics

Buccaneer Families,

We will continue to update our Mt. Bethel Digital Learning site with daily morning announcements and information each weekday while we are out by 9:00 am. The Mt. Bethel Digital Learning site’s web address is: https://www.smore.com/kj568 .

We are providing digital resources, but please keep in mind analog resources such as books, flash cards, games, etc. are also great ways to spend your time!

If you have questions or issues, please reach out to our staff. We are here to help!

Want to share images of digital learning? You can email them to mt.bethel.buccaneers@gmail.com or tag @mtbetheles on Instagram!

Specific guidance for Kindergarten:

Kindergarten students should practice reading and math facts using real books and online resources such as RAZ-Kids and MobyMax. On RAZ-Kids, students will be able to read a variety of books on their assigned reading level. Students can also complete the quizzes that relate to each book. MobyMax can be used for all subject areas. There may be a pretest at the start of the skill your child is working on. It is important that your child takes this independently, so the program can differentiate for their specific needs. Please focus mainly on addition and subtraction facts with this resource.

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Mt. Bethel Digital Learning

Dear Mt. Bethel Families,

We miss our Buccaneers and hope that you all are well and ready to access to some awesome digital resources!

We cannot replicate learning that takes place in our classrooms/school, but we have worked to combine a variety of resources into one place: the Mt. Bethel Digital Learning Website. The web address is: https://www.smore.com/kj568

Digital learning will provide our Buccaneers with opportunities to refine previously taught skills through a variety of platforms, some funded by our District and others through our PTA and Foundation. Currently, our digital learning plan does not expect parents to introduce new standards but focuses on reviewing critical content that has already been taught. We are also focused on reading and math – the most critical skills students learn in elementary school that set the foundation for success in and beyond school.

Time expectations will include about one hour of work for Kindergarten, First, and Second Graders and about two hours of work for Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders. Plenty of opportunities to go above and beyond are available, too!

We will provide guidance, but we fully anticipate hiccups. Give yourself grace. If things don’t work as planned at first, breathe. It is okay. While these digital resources are valuable, equally as valuable are reading real books, practicing math with flash cards or a deck of cards/dice, and discussions with families and loved ones, taking a walk, completing chores, listening to music, putting together puzzles, playing board games, or trying out a new recipe together.

Today’s assignment is for you and your child, together, to practice logging into each of the platforms. Guidance for the logins is contained in each section of the website. If you cannot log in, simply email your child’s teacher and we will get to work resolving the issue.

We also encourage you to work with your child to create a schedule outlining what time of day you are going to participate in digital learning. Don’t forget that your school schedule while you are away can absolutely include specials and recess! Brain breaks are important, too!

On Tuesday, March 17th, our teachers will post ideas of the most important subjects on which to spend time and energy.

If you have a question, do not hesitate to reach out to any of our teachers, counselors, or administrators. We are available for you!

Mt. Bethel’s Digital Learning Website: https://www.smore.com/kj568

Want to share images of digital learning? You can email them to mt.bethel.buccaneers@gmail.com or tag @mtbetheles on Instagram!

 

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