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Kristie Marotta


Dear Kindergarten Families,

In these unprecedented times, our focus needs to be on health and wellness, and that includes staying out of public and minimizing stress as much as possible.  Kindergarten students thrive in an environment of routines and engagement.  Do your best to maintain a daily schedule of waking up and dressing for the day, setting routine mealtimes, and normal bedtime routines.  The BEST thing you can do with your child, as always, is reading, talking and creative play.  Outlined below are some OPTIONAL activities you can do with your child using the Clever portal we gave you access to on Friday, March 13.  As always, feel free to email us with any questions.  Please assure your little one that we MISS him/her very much.

With much love, 

Mrs. Ellsmore, Mrs. Marotta, and Mrs. Stanton


My Virtual Schedule

   Monday  Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday Friday
 Virtual Meeting/
 Specials Focus  Library  Counseling  Art  Music  Technology
 Office Hours  3:00pm  3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm  3:00pm 

PWCS At Home Learning Webpage
 (please check out the optional daily schedule!):


Old Bridge Online Learning:

Specialists Link

Kindergarten SOL objectives learned so far

*If this link does not open, please check in the Standards Learned tab to the left

Please check ClassDojo for any updates directly from me. I will be sending messages through here for updated information. 
My ClassDojo website is 


Kindergarten Resources:

READING and Writing

In Clever, go to KidsA-Z– spend 15 minutes reading; quizzes are optional and can be hard (quizzes often need adult support)


Retelling flowers:


Sight words learned by quarter:


Sight word games:

Story map:


Writing Paper:


In Clever, go to StarfallandABCYa:  practice phonics and reading


Reading and Writing vidoes using Brainpop Jr

Reading Skills – Choosing and Book, Reading Nonfiction

Story Elements – Character, Setting, Theme

Comprehension – Make Predictions, Sequence

Phonics – ch,th,sh,andwh, Rhyming Words, Short Vowels, 

Sentence – Capital and Lowercase, Types of Sentences

Communication – Listening and Speaking

Writing – Writing with the Senses




In Clever, go to IXL: great program for math practice. Here are a few suggested sections for review:

Section C:3-32           Numbers and counting sets up to 10

Section D: all              Numbers 0 to 20 

Section F:7                 Skip Count by 10’s

Section G:4                 Comparing sets using fewer, more, same

Section H                  Patterns

Section I                    Addition to 5

Section J:12, 10, 11   Addition to 10

Section K                    Subtraction up to 5

Section L:1, 2, 8, 9     Subtraction up to 10

Section M:4                Addition and Subtraction word problems

Section N                   Positional Words

Section O:1                 Fractions: equal parts

Section Q:5-7             Classify and Sort by Attribute

Section U:1                 Coin Names 
These are tasks the students have been practicing regarding required standards. I think they would be great at the challenge of going beyond what is here!


Starfall:  +/- section is great for addition and subtraction practice

BrainpopJr: math videos

Number Sense – Comparing Numbers, Even and Odd, One Hundred, Patterns, 

Addition and Subtraction – Basic Adding, Basic Subtracting, Counting On, 

Measurement – Temperature

Geometry – Patterns, Plane Shapes

Time – Calendar and Dates

Money – Counting Coins

Fractions – Basic Parts of a Whole

Math Strategies – Solving Word Problems


Interactive, online math resource on estimating


Neat online resource for math


Students create a number booklet for composing and decomposing numbers 3 through 9.





The following videos will review concepts we discussed in class.  The quizzes are optional.

Click on the subject area (underlined below), then click on the topic (first word i.e., Animals), then click the video in the topic area you would like to view (the titles located after the hyphen i.e., Hibernation under Animals)


Animals – Hibernation, Camouflage and Migration

Plants – Plant Life Cycle and Trees

Matter – Changing States of Matter; Solids, Liquids and Gases

Forces – Sink or Float

Weather and Be a Scientist – all videos 

      Social Studies

American History – Christopher Columbus, Martin Luther King Jr., Thanksgiving, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln

Holidays and Communities – all videos

Government – President

Economics – Goods and Services, Needs and Wants

Citizenships – US Symbols, Rights and Responsibilities

Geography – Reading Maps


All videos from the following: Be Well, Safe, Feelings, Be Responsible, Teeth, and Food

Bodies – senses (although we did not cover the other videos listed in this category, they may interest your child)


Internet Safety, Parts of a Computer, Transportation


In Clever, go to Discovery EducationandPebbleGo :  to enjoy researching any topic of your choice!


National Geographic for Kids to research Science and SocialStudies topics of your choice!


Learning Activities involving NO technology, translations included: