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Kindergarten News

Dear Kindergarten families,

 

Please use the resources below to help guide your at-home instruction.  While all history materials & instructions will be posted on this home page, as well as some math materials, it is very important that you visit your child’s individual reading and math teachers’ web pages to see further daily instruction. Remember that we are a team in your child’s development and are here to help. Should you run into any difficulty or have any questions, please send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

 

Sincerely, 

The Kindergarten Team

 

School Counselor

Our school Counselor, Ms. Stasio, has made herself available to meet with kids virtually! If you feel your child could benefit from meeting with her, feel free to CLICK HERE to schedule a student-counselor conference with her.

Math

Please be sure you are completing all math work online in Think Central and clicking submit for credit. All work must be turned in on Think Central. See below for login information.

 

Think Central Information

After logging in to Think Central students will locate the daily Lesson, Math on the Spot, and Homework via Think Central/Math/Things To Do.  Please remember to press submit when your child completes his/her homework assignment.  BEFORE you press submit, please check that all questions have been completed and that there is a white check mark at the top left corner for each question.  An easy mistake students make is not pressing the arrow button to see more questions. As always, your child will have 24 hours to complete this assignment for full credit. During this period of virtual instruction, I will continue to observe AA's school wide late-work policy which you can find on our school website, should you need it. 

 

If you do not have an available laptop for your child to use at home, then you will need to contact the IT department at our school to schedule a time to pick one up. Please e-mail: itcp@aak8.org  to kindly ask for a laptop to use during this time. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail and ask! I am here to help during normal school hours and will get back to you as soon as I am able!

 

All KINDERGARTEN students’ Go Math usernames are their student ID# + ‘@aak8.org’.  For example, a student who’s student ID #(in Infinite Campus) is 123456 would have a username of 123456@aak8.org and a password of 123456.

 

If you would like to utilize the student work pages as a resource, please see the .pdf's below. Please check your child's MATH teacher's individual web page daily to confirm which lesson to complete each day and for further instructions.

Literacy

Please check your child's READING teacher's individual web page for daily literacy instruction.

 

 

History

We are excited to continue learning about the Seven Continents! This week we will finish up Europe then move into another new continent- Asia! See below for this week's history lesson plans!

 

Monday, April 6

1. Discuss how Europe is rich in art.

2. Talk about the Sistine Chapel. *Show pictures of the inside of the Sistine Chapel. (Careful when you look at pics. Some may show more than we want! I would preview them first.)

3. Discuss the challenges of painting on the ceiling. Talk about the difficulties that Michelangelo would have faced. Talk about how it took him 4 year to paint the ceiling.

4. Have paper taped to the bottom of a table. Explain to child that they will be trying to draw a picture upside down. They will lay on the floor and color a picture on the paper under the desk. 

5. Compete the Europe suitcase page by drawing and labeling the place: Eiffel Tower, the plant: Olive tree, and the animal: reindeer. 

 

Tuesday, April 7

1. Find Asia on a map.

2. Read any book you have about Asia if available. You can also do some research online.

3. Discuss how in Asia rice is a very important plant that is grown and eaten all across the continent.

4. Watch video about rice paddies. *You can find this link on the Microsoft Teams under your homeroom teacher and their assignment for Tuesday.

 

Wednesday, April 8
1. Talk about animals you might find in Asia.
2. On Discovery Education watch the Jeff Corwin Experience: Thailand: People and the environment. *the link and password can be found on Microsoft Teams under your homeroom teacher and their assignment for Wednesday.
 
Thursday, April 9
1. Read a book about pandas. If you don't have one then look up some facts about pandas online.
2. Look at live panda cam on the San Diego Zoo website.
3. Complete panda craft.
 
Friday, April 10
 
No School! Happy Friday!
 
*For all links and materials please go to Microsoft Teams and head to your child's homeroom teacher. Each assignment for the day will have the appropriate links and materials needed for these units.