Susan Richmond   Kindergarten Teacher
Welcome to Minnieville.  I am so excited to get to know you and your child.  I began my career as a teacher in Prince William County in 1996.  I have taught second grade, first grade, and now kindergarten.  I look forward to a wonderful year:)



Choice Board Resources
As
we move forward with virtual learning the best way to share resources will be by accessing this web page. This way, links to activities and resources won't get buried in class story/messages on Class Dojo.
Please click on "Files and Documents" on the left side to access resources.

We are entering Phase 4 of Prince William County's online learning program. This means that we will be providing ungraded review activities and learning resources on class web pages for review of content previously taught before March 13, 2020.

Beginning
Monday, April 20, a Choice Board of learning activities will be posted on Dojo, as well as here. The choice board suggested activities are optional, ungraded, and a review of previously taught material and skills. You can complete activities from either column: Activity Choice 1, Activity Choice 2, OR a mix of both columns.

Our
goal is to not overwhelm you with things at this time. Please do what you are able, as your schedule allows. Thank you for all that you are doing to help your child learn and grow.

Zoom Meetings

Minnieville kindergarten teachers will be holding weekly Zoom meetings with students.  Our class schedule Zoom meeting will be every Tuesday from 11:15-11:30.  The 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 speaking  and recitation.
c) Tell stories orally.
d) Participate in creative dramatics.


Morning Announcements

To view morning announcements, you can search Minnieville Elementary on YouTube and you’ll be able to subscribe to Minnieville.  From there you will be able to view all videos that are posted. You can use the link below to get started:


https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCRItjMq_c6uTHcvB-VURXmg

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.
Mrs. Hunt's Office Hours
Mrs. Hunt, Minnieville Elementary's librarian, is holding a daily Zoom virtual library Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm until further notice. This time is for students to get help with online resources and technology issues. Please use the link to connect with Mrs. Hunt if you need assistance.
Topic: MNES Virtual Library
Time: 10am - 2pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/2298201036?pwd=VjFMeERCY29UbVNTVkUvSFE3cFRwUT09
Meeting ID: 229 820 1036
Password: 365042

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


Schools Closed for Remainder of 2019-20 year
By order of the Governor of Virginia, all Prince William County Public Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the health concerns caused by COVID-19. I will update families as soon as more information is relayed. Please tell your children how much I miss them and I hope you are all doing well. Please remember that activities and resources are available to families. Visit www.pwcs.edu and access the Home Learning Link. Please take care and stay well.

Class Vision:
We will work hard and SOAR by reading, writing, and being mathematicians and scientists.

Class Mission:
We will work hard and SOAR every day.






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Encore Schedule 1:15 - 2:00

Day 1  Art
Day 2  P.E.
Day 3  Library/Guidance
Day 4  Music
Day 5  P.E.
Day 6  Art

Lunch Schedule: 12:10-12:40

Daily Schedule 

8:25 8:45   Arrival and breakfast
8:45   11:25      Language Arts
11:25 12:10      Science/Social Studies
12:10 12:40 Lunch
12:40 1:15   Math
1:15 2:00   Encore
2:00 2:30   Math
2:30 3:00   Recess
3:00 3:25   Core Extension and Dismissal