• Welcome to KINDERGARTEN!
     
    MRS. MELANIE CARMOSINO
     
    McKinley - Room 3
     
     
    WE LOVE KINDERGARTEN
    UPDATE WEEK of April 13th:
    I cannot believe it has been one month since I have seen your smiling faces! I miss you all so very much!! Please feel free to email me ANYTIME with questions or to say hello!!
     
    SO EXCITING KINDERGARTENERS...You can still have fun with Ms. Trish as she goes live with PLAYtime!!! 
    Ms. Trish wrote to us and said...We are excited to announce that PLAYtime is going LIVE on the Erie Playhouse Facebook page. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and some Saturdays at 3:00 pm, we will come into your home and spend time together!  Each facilitator will present a full PLAYtime experience as though we were together in the classroom.  As we evolve, printable activities to enhance the live-stream session will become available on our PLAYtime website:  www.erieplayhouseplaytime.com 
     
    **Next Monday, April 20th, we will begin our MANDATORY GOOGLE CLASSROOM ONLINE INSTRUCTION! You will be receiving a letter this week with your child's login information and directions for how to access my classroom!**  
     
    READING:
    Please have your child continue to log onto their AMPLIFY (Reading) and complete 20-30 minutes a day.
     
    READING ENRICHMENT (for optional extra practice):
    1. Use this link for your child to read 1 story a day to you at home: Unit 6 Reader (Kit Stories we have read in school and practiced together!)
        Tuesday:         Fast Fred
        Wednesday:   Pip's Cats
        Thursday:       Vic Gets Lost
        Friday:            Pick your favorite Kit story and reread it : )
     
    2. Continue to practice reading the following tricky words: (These words are called tricky words because they are rule breakers and cannot be sounded out.)
         
        one          two          three          the          a          blue          yellow          I          look 
     
    3. Say the letter NAMES:          
       
        N          H          S          F          V          Z          P          E          n          h          s          f          v          z          p          e 
       
     
    4. Say the letter SOUNDS:
     
        n          h          s          f          v          z          p          e
     
     
    5. Practice reading the following CVC words:
     
        net          vet          fan          met          van          fin          pat          pit          pot          run          zap          tag          hit          sun          rug          log
     
     
    MATH:
    Please continue to have your child log onto their iREADY (Math) and complete 20-30 minutes a day.
     
    MATH ENRICHMENT (for optional extra practice): 
    1. Practice reading the following numbers:
     
        10          8          6          4          2          9          7          5          3          1          0
     
     
    2. Practice counting to 100. Practice counting by 10s to 100!
     
     
    3. Practice shapes...draw a circle, rectangle, triangle, square.
     
     
    PERSONAL MESSAGE:
     
    Look in the mirror and say:          I AM KIND!          I AM SPECIAL!          I AM AMAZING!
     
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    UPDATE WEEK of April 6th:
    Click here to see our McKinley video made with love from our McKinley Staff to all of you! We miss you all SOOO much!!!
     
    Please keep checking our McKinley Facebook page for nightly read alouds by our McKinley staff!
     
    Remember NO ONLINE SCHOOL Thursday (4-9), Friday, (4-10), or Monday (4-13) due to our scheduled break!
     
    READING:
    Please have your child continue to log onto their AMPLIFY (Reading) and complete 20-30 minutes a day.
     
    READING ENRICHMENT (for optional extra practice):
    1. Use this link for your child to read 1 story a day to you at home: Unit 6 Reader (Kit Stories we have read in school and practiced together!)
        Monday:         Kit's Pants
        Tuesday:         Mumps
        Wednesday:   Up
     
    2. Continue to practice reading the following tricky words: (These words are called tricky words because they are rule breakers and cannot be sounded out.)
         
        one          two          three          the          a          blue          yellow          I          look 
     
    3. Say the letter NAMES:          
       
        M          A          T          D          O          G          C          m          a          t          d          o          g          c 
       
     
    4. Say the letter SOUNDS:
     
        m          a          t          d          o          g          c
     
     
    5. Practice reading the following CVC words:
     
        cup          hit          zap          rat          leg          ten          lip          fun          fin          bun          tap          rag          sit          run          bug          dog
     
     
    MATH:
    Please continue to have your child log onto their iREADY (Math) and complete 20-30 minutes a day.
     
    MATH ENRICHMENT (for optional extra practice): 
    1. Practice reading the following numbers:
     
        0          1          3          5          7          9          2          4          6          8          10
     
     
    2. Practice counting to 100.
     
     
    3. Practice writing your numbers 0-10.
     
     
    PERSONAL MESSAGE:
     
    Look in the mirror and say:          I AM STRONG!          I AM BRAVE!          I AM A GREAT KID! 
       
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    UPDATE WEEK of March 30th:
    I hope you all are staying safe and enjoying time with your family! I miss all of you and cannot wait until we can be back in our classroom together!
     
    Click Here for the Weekly Kindergarten Reading and Math packet provided by the district!
     
    READING: 
    Please have your child log onto their AMPLIFY (Reading) and complete 20-30 minutes a day.
     
    READING ENRICHMENT (for optional extra practice): 
    1. Use this link for your child to read 1 story a day to you at home: Unit 6 Reader (Kit Stories we have read in school and practiced together!)
        Monday:         Kit
        Tuesday:         Kit and Stan
        Wednesday:   Kit's Hats
        Thursday:       Kit's Cats
        Friday:            Kit's Mom
     
     
    2. Practice reading the following tricky words: (These words are called tricky words because they are rule breakers and cannot be sounded out.)
         
        one          two          three          the          a          blue          yellow          I          look 
                     
     
    3. Say the letter NAMES:          
       
        M          A          T          D          O          G          C          m          a          t          d          o          g          c 
       
     
    4. Say the letter SOUNDS:
     
        m          a          t          d          o          g          c
     
     
    5. Practice reading the following CVC words:
     
        zip          kit          map          at          peg          hen          rip          run          tin          fun          rap          tag          hit          sun          mug          bug
     
     
    MATH:
    Please have your child log onto their iREADY (Math) and complete 20-30 minutes a day.
     
    MATH ENRICHMENT (for optional extra practice): 
    1. Practice reading the following numbers:
     
        2          4          6          8          0          1          3          5          7          9          10
     
     
    2. Practice counting to 100.
     
     
    3. Fill in the missing number to find ways to make 10:
     
        5 + _= 10          6 + _ = 10          7 + _ = 10          8 + _ = 10          9 + _ = 10
     
     
    PERSONAL MESSAGE:
     
    Look in the mirror and say:          I AM SMART!          I AM LOVED!          MRS. CARMOSINO BELIEVES IN ME!  
     
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    UPDATE WEEK of March 23rd:
    1. Please send me your email address to mcarmosino@eriesd.org. I have some of your e-mails on my roster but many are missing. I would love to be able to communicate with all of you during our weeks apart! Thank you!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    2. Here is a FREE ACCESS CODE for your child to use the ABCmouse app at home:
    -Go to www.ABCmouse.com/redeem
    -Our School Code is: SCHOOL6739
    -Fill in your email address, create a password, District: Erie, School: McKinley, Teacher Name: Melanie Carmosino
    -HAVE FUN! This is a WONDERFUL enrichment app for your child to continue learning while at home!
     
    3. Please continue to have your child do their AMPLIFY (Reading) and iReady (Math) lessons daily. GREAT JOB to those students who are...SO PROUD OF YOU!!
     
    4. Check out our McKinley Facebook page for daily video read alouds by our McKinley staff! 
     
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    These are a few Daily Practice ideas to help your child continue to get their brain smarter everyday:
     
    -Use alphabet flashcards to practice saying the letter names, both capital letters and lowercase letters. Flashcards should be shown to your child one at a time and the letters should be OUT of alphabetical order!
     
    -Use lowercase alphabet flashcards to practice saying the letter sounds. Flashcards should be shown to your child one at a time and the letters should be OUT of alphabetical order!
     
    -Read a book with your child everyday. Having your child listen to you read builds great listening comprehension skills!
     
    -A great series of books your child can read to you are Bob Books. These books can be found at Barnes and Noble, on Amazon, and at Walmart. They are great books your child can read independently to help them build their reading fluency!
     
    -Have your child practice writing their letters, both uppercase and lowercase.
     
    -Have your child practice writing their name, both first and last.
     
    -Have your child practice counting to 100.
     
    -Have your child practice reading and writing their numbers 0-10.
     
    *Check out our Web Resources to access daily online READING and MATH lessons your child can complete!*