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 week 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