Welcome to Ms. Biffar's Kindergarten!


Email Address: labiffar@newpaltz.k12.ny.us

Office Hours: 10:15 - 11:15 AM


If you would like to talk by phone, please email me and we can set up a time.






Next Week is Virtual Spirit Week!

Monday, May 4th - Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday, May 5th - Backwards Day

Wednesday, May 6th - Favorite T-shirt Day

Thursday, May 7th - Silly Sock Day

Friday, May 8th - Pajama Day

Class Announcements/Suggested Activities for the week of May 25th:

1.) Watch out Monday Morning Meeting Video on Morning Meeting page/tab of this website.

2.) Pick up your class materials on Tuesday from 10 - 10:45. Look through your materials and see if there is any unfinished work that you can finish now. Also, take a look at the portrait your created of yourself early in the school year. Create a portrait of yourself NOW and compare the two portraits to see how you've grown and changed.

3.)Sign up for one of our class' small-group google meet sessions this week. This week's theme is a scavenger hunt.

4.) Read for at least 10 minutes a day from your own books or Raz-Kids.com

5.) Visit at least one of the math sites on the Math page for at least 20 minutes. OR print a math worksheet from the link on top of the math page.

6.) Visit Lalilo.com for at least 20 minutes and/or try a new website link on any of the pages

7.) Visit Seesaw a couple of times a week, or even everyday to check out your classmates work and look for new activities, or complete older ones that you haven't yet.

8) Play outside!






Let's Stay Connected!









MsBiffarRockinRobin2020.mp4

Ms. Biffar's Kindergarten Class Rockin' Robin Video!


DZ Miss you.mp4

"Duzine Misses You" Video!

IMG_3390.mov

Lizzie singing the Vowel Song!

Keller's Birthday/Weekend Share

Bay's Experiment.mov

Check out Bay's Experiment!

Liam found 15 pinecones! Check out how he ordered them from tallest to shortest on our math page!

Hello families,

First and foremost, please know that I am here to help you through this strange and difficult time. We are faced with circumstances that are new and unfamiliar to all of us. School from home will probably look different for everyone and know that there is absolutly no pressure to do any of the suggested activities at all if they are adding any more stress to your life.

If you and you child would like to Facetime, send emails or videos, or just talk on the phone, please reach out! Seeing and hearing from each other can help us feel connected and provide a sense of normalicy. For this reason, I am also making Monday Morning Meeting videos which you can find under the first tab at the top of the page. If this is the only thing take from this webpage, that is absolutly fine.

If and when you are ready to explore some great accademic resources, I have designed this website to be as user-friendly as I could to provide you with the opportunity to exercise your reading, writing and math skills. There are also tabs for science, social studies, play and special areas.

In addition to utilizing this website, reading with and to your child every night is the best thing you can do for his/her reading development, while also getting some cozy, bonding time together.

Additional weekly suggestions/activities will be communicated through email and I will post videos under the respective tabs here as well. (For example, the Day 1 and Day 2 of Writing a 3-Page Personal Narrative videos are under the writing tab.)

I am hyper-linking my three favorite sites below as a great starting place. If possible, visiting the sites below for about 40 minutes a week, while we are learning from home, would be ideal.

Raz-kids Ms. Biffar's Class code: child's personal "pass picture."

Lalilo.com Class code: PBVNCC

HappyNumbers.com Class code: 936 392. Student Code: 20

*Hyper-links above can also be accessed through each of their respective subjects tabs at top, Reading, Phonemic Awareness, and Math, along with other recommended sites for you to explore with your child at your convienience.


Ms. Biffar's Class Playlist :)

Root Down

From Soren


"Rockin' Robin" from Ms. Biffar



"Happy" from Ms. Biffar



"Who Let the Dogs Out" from Liam



"Africa" from Liam



"What I Am" from Breyden



"Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake from Breyden



"YMCA" from Breyden



"The Middle" by Zedd from Breyden



"It’s The Hard Knock Life" by Quvenzhane Wallis from Ariana



"Underdog" by Alicia Keys, from Ariana


Happy Spring!


If you find yourself needing assistance you can contact:


Project Resilience – Ulster County residents may apply online for food and other supports: covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/project-resilience/

Residentes del Condado de Ulster - Solicitud de asistencia alimentaria covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/project-resilience/


Food Pantries accessible by UCAT bus/Despensa de Alimentos por UCAT autobus

ulstercountyny.gov/sites/default/files/documents/UCAT-Pantries-Map-Poster_0.pdf


www.familyofwoodstockinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/UCAT-Pantries-Map-Esp-o

ct2019.pdf

The New Paltz Community Foundation also has a voucher program whereby a family will receive a $20 or $50 voucher to one of 32 restaurants in New Paltz and Gardiner. If you want to find out more information, you can visit their website or Facebook page.