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VISION: We will be the best kindergarten students we can be! 
MISSION:  We will be the best kindergarten students by working together, solving problems, and trying our best.

Announcements  

Choice Boards
We are moving towards the next phase of Prince William County's online learning program, which means that families have been provided with learning resources, ungraded review activities, and optional learning activities to improve grades.

Beginning 
Monday, April20, 2020, Choice Board of learning activities will be posted on ClassDojo, as well as the class webpage. To access choice boards on this webpage, please use the Files and Documents tab on the left side of page and open the Choice Boards by Week folder. The choice board includes suggested activities that are optional, ungraded, and review of previously taught material and skills. Students may complete activities from either column: Activity Choice, Activity Choice 2, OR mix of both columns.

Our 
goal is to not overwhelm families at this time. Please do what you are able and as your schedule allows. Thank you for all that you are doing to help your child continue learning.

Weekly Choice Boards will be upload onto this page, you can find them under the "Files and Documents" tab. 


Teacher Office Hours

Beginning the week of April 20, 2020, Minnieville Elementary kindergarten teachers will have office hours every Wednesday from 11 am-1 pm per guidance from Prince William County Public Schools. During office hours, parents will be able to contact teachers to ask questions or obtain assistance with academic support.  Teachers will be available via Class Dojo and email and will be able to provide you with a prompt response.  As we have done throughout the 2019-20 school year, we will always try our best to respond to your concerns.  Thank you for your continued support.

ZOOM Meetings 

Minnieville kindergarten teachers will be holding weekly Zoom meetings with students.  Our class schedule Zoom meeting will be every Tuesday from 11:15-11:30The goal of the 15 minute Zoom meeting will be to allow students to build oral language skills by participating in conversations with teachers and peers. Below you will find the Kindergarten Standards of Learning for Oral Language skills.

K.1 The student will build oral communication skills.

a) Listen actively and speak using agreed-upon rules for discussion.
b) Express ideas in complete sentences and express needs through direct requests.
c) Initiate conversations.
d) Follow implicit rules for conversation, including taking turns and staying on topic.

e) Listen and speak in informal conversations with peers and adults.
f) Discuss various texts and topics collaboratively and with partners.
g) Use voice level, phrasing, and intonation appropriate for various language situations. 
h) Follow one- and two-step directions.
i) Ask how and why questions to seek help, get information, or clarify information.
j) Work respectfully with others.

K.2 The student will demonstrate growth in oral, early literacy skills.

a) Listen and respond to a variety of text and media.
b) Participate in a variety of oral language activities including choral and echo speakingand recitation.
c) Tell stories orally.
d) Participate in creative dramatics.

Thank you for participation in these meetings I enjoy being able to see my students and keep in touch with them and their families as we continue with this school year. 

MyOn
Directions to access the MyOn website are posted under Files and Documents. I know this has been shared with you previously, but I 
wanted to remind families that MyOn is an excellent resource for 
students to read books daily. There are thousands of books that 
students can listen to or read independently, as well as a daily news 
section where students can listen to and read articles about current 
events. Please let students know that I am able to monitor student 
activity on this website and am looking forward to viewing what they 
read. If you have misplaced your login username and password, please message me via Class Dojo.

Home Learning Link
Please copy and paste this link to access the PWCS Home Learning Page
https://pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=41506907


Important Information
If you would like to access kindergarten curriculum information, newsletters, and other kindergarten information, please click on "Files and Documents" on the class webpage.  

Class Dojo
Class Dojo is being utilized this year at Minnieville ES as another way to communicate with your child's teacher.  A personalized letter with instructions was sent home with kindergarten students inviting  you to join.  We look forward to sharing classroom information and pictures using this app.  Thank you.

First Day of School
The first day of school is Monday, August 27, 2018.  Many important papers will come home in your child's green folder.  Please check and return the folder daily.  Thank you.

Welcome to Kindergarten
We are going to have a wonderful year! I look forward to meeting parents and kindergarten students at our Open House in August.  

Please follow us on Twitter @MNESKdgnTeam and @MNEStheBest to see tweets with information about what is happening at Minnieville ES.

Activities for School Closing or Prolonged Absence
Kindergarten students were provided with materials at the beginning of the year to keep at home to maintain skills during school closings and prolonged absences.  If more activities are desired, please see the file titled "Website Prolonged Absence" under Files and Documents.  Thank you for supporting your child's learning at home.  


Daily Schedule 

8:25 9:00   Breakfast/ Morning Work
9:00  9:20      Announcement/ Morning Exercise
9:25 10:30      Reading Groups (20min rotations)
10:30 11:10
Science/S.S.
11:15 11:30   Recess
11:30 12:10   Writing
12:25 12:55   Lunch
1:00 1:15   Recess
1:15 2:00   ENCORE
2:00 3:10   Math