ATTENDANCE

I will need to mark attendance each school day that we are not in the classroom. For me to mark your child as present, you will need to message me through Talking Points or email griffa@portlandschools.org I love a nice update, but just writing "yes" if also perfect! If I don't hear from you, I'll reach out - but it would be great if you made it part of your morning routine to let me know your child is doing some learning.

Miss Griffin's Kindergarten

Sun School and Enrichment

Good morning friends! Here is the link to enrichment activities for this week!

You may pick and choose the activities that interest you child and your family!


Daily Messages

Click here if you work with Ms Hana (please do your reading work for 20 minutes each day) - https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/k-site/reading

Friday May 28, 2020

Good morning friends,

Today is Friday. I will see you at 1:00!

Love, Miss Griffin

Thursday May 28, 2020

Good morning friends,

Today is Thursday. What will you write about? What will you do outside?

Love, Miss Griffin

Today's Learning Work:

SeeSaw: We will use today and tomorrow to finish work on SeeSaw. If you have done all the assignments...YOU ARE AMAZING! You may choose to share the writing you do today with me.

Reading: If you work with Ms. Hana, go to her reading a-z. If not, please be sure to read for 20 minutes. I've linked The Three Questions. It's a long story, but it is one of my favorites to read and talk about with young children.

https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/k-site/reading

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

https://www.getepic.com/app/profile-select Our class Epic Code is lak0093

Math: Spend 15 minutes on Happy Numbers https://happynumbers.com/ class number is 901 618. Click on your name and your password is 00. (Remember, the first time you log in you will do a short assessment without any help from family members).

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Good morning friends,

Today is Wednesday. It is a misty morning, but I think it will be a sunny day!

Love, Miss Griffin

Today's Learning Work:

SeeSaw: You will do writing workshop at home and share your writing with me. You will make 10 using two addends (gold and silver coins).

Reading: If you work with Ms. Hana, go to her reading a-z. If not, please be sure to read for 20 minutes.

https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/k-site/reading

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

https://www.getepic.com/app/profile-select Our class Epic Code is lak0093

Math: Spend 15 minutes on Happy Numbers https://happynumbers.com/ class number is 901 618. Click on your name and your password is 00. (Remember, the first time you log in you will do a short assessment without any help from family members).

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Good morning friends,

Today is Tuesday. I hope you enjoyed the long weekend! What advice do you have for next year's kindergarteners?

Love, Miss Griffin

Today's Learning Work:

SeeSaw: You will do writing workshop at home and share your writing with me. You will make today's number - 26!

Reading: If you work with Ms. Hana, go to her reading a-z. If not, please be sure to read for 20 minutes.

https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/k-site/reading

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

https://www.getepic.com/app/profile-select Our class Epic Code is lak0093

Math: Spend 15 minutes on Happy Numbers https://happynumbers.com/ class number is 901 618. Click on your name and your password is 00. (Remember, the first time you log in you will do a short assessment without any help from family members).

Friday May 22, 2020

Good morning friends,

Today is Friday. It is a day to finish work. I will see you at 1:00!

Love, Miss Griffin

Thursday May 21, 2020

Good morning friends,

Today is Thursday. What interesting things have you noticed out your window?

Love, Miss Griffin

Today's Learning Work:

SeeSaw: You will listen to a story and think of the things you see out your window. You will solve Ms. Mezzepelle's story problem. You will do writing workshop at home and share your writing with me.

Reading: If you work with Ms. Hana, go to her reading a-z. If not, please be sure to read for 20 minutes.

https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/k-site/reading

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

https://www.getepic.com/app/profile-select Our class Epic Code is lak0093

Math: Spend 15 minutes on Happy Numbers https://happynumbers.com/ class number is 901 618. Click on your name and your password is 00. (Remember, the first time you log in you will do a short assessment without any help from family members).

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Good morning friends,

Today is Wednesday. How are you feeling? What will you do today?

Love, Miss Griffin

Today's Learning Work:

SeeSaw: You will make 20 and share how you made it. You will share what you worked on during your at home writing workshop. You'll listen to the book Crabby Pants and share some things that make you crabby!

Reading: If you work with Ms. Hana, go to her reading a-z. If not, please be sure to read for 20 minutes.

https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/k-site/reading

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

https://www.getepic.com/app/profile-select Our class Epic Code is lak0093

Math: Spend 15 minutes on Happy Numbers https://happynumbers.com/ class number is 901 618. Click on your name and your password is 00. (Remember, the first time you log in you will do a short assessment without any help from family members).

Tuesday May 19, 2020

Good morning friends,

Today is Tuesday. Check Ms. Maher's art page for some creative ideas! Keep remembering special times in kindergarten!

Love, Miss Griffin

Today's Learning Work:

SeeSaw: You will write three sentences about the day we brought stuffies to ABC school. You will count and estimate some more blocks! You will practice some rhyming snap words.

Reading: If you work with Ms. Hana, go to her reading a-z. If not, please be sure to read for 20 minutes.

https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/k-site/reading

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

I've linked Skunka Tanka - one our favorite read alouds from the classroom!

Math: Spend 15 minutes on Happy Numbers https://happynumbers.com/ class number is 901 618. Click on your name and your password is 00.


Monday May 18, 2020

Good morning friends,

Today is Monday. Did you play in the sunshine this weekend? Ms. Hana will see you at 1:00!

Love, Miss Griffin

Today's Learning Work:

SeeSaw: You will listen to Wilfrid Gordon McDonald and write about a kindergarten memory. You will estimate and count blocks.

Reading: If you work with Ms. Hana, go to her reading a-z. If not, please be sure to read for 20 minutes.

https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/k-site/reading

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

Math: Spend 15 minutes on Happy Numbers https://happynumbers.com/ class number is 901 618. Click on your name and your password is 00.

Zoom Meeting at 1:00!

Friday May 15, 2020

Good morning friends,

Today is Friday. It is a day to catch up. I will see you at 1:00!

Love, Miss Griffin

Today's Learning Work:

SeeSaw : complete assignments that you did not do this week.

Reading: If you work with Ms. Hana, go to her reading a-z. If not, please be sure to read for 20 minutes.

https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/k-site/reading

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

Math: Spend 15 minutes on Happy Numbers https://happynumbers.com/ class number is 901 618. Click on your name and your password is 00.

Zoom Meeting at 1:00!

Thursday May 14, 2020

Good morning friends,

Today is Thursday. You are doing great opinion writing this week!

Love, Miss Griffin

Today's Learning Work:

SeeSaw : You have two assignments. There is on assignment for reading and writing today - You will listen to the story How to Help the Earth and learn different ways we can help our earth. Then you will do your opinion writing about the three ways you think are most important. You will count a collection and then explain how you did it.

Writing : We will begin to practice opinion writing.

Reading: If you work with Ms. Hana, go to her reading a-z. If not, please be sure to read for 20 minutes.

https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/k-site/reading

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

Math: Spend 15 minutes on Happy Numbers https://happynumbers.com/ class number is 901 618. Click on your name and your password is 00.

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Good morning friends,

Today is Wednesday. You are doing a great job with your learning. You must be very proud of yourselves!

Love, Miss Griffin

Today's Learning Work:

SeeSaw : You have three assignments.

Writing : We will begin to practice opinion writing.

Reading: If you work with Ms. Hana, go to her reading a-z. If not, please be sure to read for 20 minutes.

https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/k-site/reading

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

Math: Spend 15 minutes on Happy Numbers https://happynumbers.com/ class number is 901 618. Click on your name and your password is 00.

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Good morning friends,

Today is Tuesday. We will keep thinking about gardens. What living things can you find in a garden?

Love, Miss Griffin

Today's Learning Work:

SeeSaw : You have three assignments. You will listen to Up In The Garden Down In The Dirt and make connections to the living things you have observed. You will add up garden creatures to make today's number 12. You will write about the insect you think is most important.

Writing : We will begin to practice opinion writing. For today you will think of an insect you think is important. Choose one. Now think of two good reasons why it seems important to you. Write about the insect and share your writing on SeeSaw.

Reading: If you work with Ms. Hana, go to her reading a-z. If not, please be sure to read for 20 minutes.

https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/k-site/reading

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

Math: Spend 15 minutes on Happy Numbers https://happynumbers.com/ class number is 901 618. Click on your name and your password is 00.


Monday May 11, 2020

Good morning friends,

Today is Monday. What a strange weekend! Did you see the snow? I will see you at 1:00 for our meeting!

Love, Miss Griffin

Today's Learning Work:

SeeSaw : You have three assignments. You will listen to Growing Vegetable Soup and tell the steps to grow vegetables for a soup. You will write about your favorite fruit or vegetable. You will count tomatoes and do some subtraction.

Writing : We will begin to practice opinion writing. For today you will think of all the fruits and vegetables you love to eat. Choose one. Now think of three good reasons why you love it and why someone else might like it too. Write about this fruit or vegetable in a way that might make someone else want to eat it!

Reading: If you work with Ms. Hana, go to her reading a-z. If not, please be sure to read for 20 minutes.

https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/k-site/reading

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

Math: Spend 15 minutes on Happy Numbers https://happynumbers.com/ class number is 901 618. Click on your name and your password is 00.


Hello Families,


I hope your April break was safe and healthy and restful. The next five weeks of remote learning will involve continuing our work as well as adding a few new ways to encourage learning and participation.

We will continue to have full class zoom meetings on Mondays and Fridays at 1:00. I will be setting up small group meetings later that will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:00.

New assignments will be shared on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Our classroom website is the first place to check for this information. SeeSaw will be a new tool students and families will use to share work and get feedback. Happy Numbers is the math program we will use for the next five weeks.

Fridays will be used district wide as a day for our elementary school students to catch up on any of the week's activities.


Parent assignments today or tomorrow are going to be to set up your kindergartener on SeeSaw and Happy Numbers.

I am attaching your student's special log in information for SeeSaw in an email. Please open the document and follow the directions.

Ms. Ana, Ms. Hana, and Mr. Patrick will be helping me to get all of you using this every day.

For Happy Numbers, you will also need to follow the directions here or on the website. Everyone's password is the same, so please make sure your student only clicks on their name. The first activity they will do is a placement test. DO NOT HELP THEM WITH ANSWERS! This test helps establish what skills your child needs to practice, and it will be too hard if you tell them answers. Just tell them to do their best.

Big Love,

Ms. Griffin


Setting Up SeeSaw

1. Go to Seesaw in your web browser. :https://app.seesaw.me/#/login

2. Click on Log in (upper right corner).

3. Click on I'm a Student.

4. Enter the unique Text Code that was sent to you individually from your teacher..

The Text Code is about 10 letters long, all capital letters.




Setting Up Happy Numbers

1.Go to https://happynumbers.com/

2.Click the “I’m a Student” button

3.Enter your class number: 901 618

4.Select Your Name

5.Enter student password (included in the email)