•  Mrs. Kirsch's 2019-2020 Kindergarten

    Email: corieann.kirsch@wcsdny.org
    Phone: 845 298-5280

     My live online office hours will be 10:00-10:30am and 2:30-3:00 in the afternoon.  The links will be available in Google Classroom.  

    4/1 Welcome Letter

    April 1, 2020


    Dear Parents & Guardians,

         On Friday April 3, 2020 we officially return to school through our new online learning format. This is a new experience for us all, especially for our children. This form of teaching is totally new to me also, so please be patient as we all are on this new adventure together. 

         The expectation from the district is that our main delivery of teaching will be on Google Classroom.  Each day will consist of 2-3 lessons, an ELA lesson (Reading, Writing, or Fundations), Math Lesson and a Science or Social Studies Lesson. Some of our subjects will be wrapping up skills we have already been working on but other subjects will begin with new skills and information. This means that new content will be taught via “online school” and students will be expected to complete assignments by specific dates. Work will be assigned each day, but students will have to the end of the week to finish assignments and work. 

         Along with our lessons online, it is so important that the students continue working on sight words, math addition and subtraction facts to 5, and daily reading. In addition students can use any of the links provided on Google Classroom to add to their daily learning.

         Most importantly, please remember that we are all in this together.  I am a mom of a 2nd grader, 4th grader and a 7th grader. I understand that most of you are either leaving to go to work each day or working from home.  We all have obstacles and It is my hope that with patience, understanding, working together we will help your child, my students, continue to have the best kindergarten year possible considering the circumstances.  I will have daily office hours where I will be available to assist students with classwork when needed. More information about these hours will be provided shortly and will be posted on Google Classroom as well as our class website. 

         Any questions/concerns please feel free to reach out to me through REMIND or email at corieann.kirsch@wcsdny.org

    Warmly,

    Mrs. Kirsch

     
     
     
     
    3/27/20 Good Afternoon Everyone. We do not have everyone on Remind but hopefully in time they will sign in.  I am going to give you all directions to sign into Google Classroom.  This is where most of our information will be.  Once the students have signed in once, it will be easier and easier each time for them to do it.
     
    Step 1: Go to the internet and open ¨Google.com¨
    Step 2: In the upper right corner Click ¨sign in¨
    Step 3: Enter username and password. 
    All usernames are firstname.lastname@k12.wcsdny.org for example, mine would be corie.kirsch@k12.wcsdny.org     
     
    Passwords are Firstname (with a capital) and their lunch number or student ID.  For example, mine would be Corie12345678
    **Please email if you do not have their ID handy. I can find it quick and easy for you.
     
    Step 4: In the upper corner again, you should see your child´s first name initial in a colorful circle showing you they are signed in.  Next to the colorful circle is a grid with 9 little squares.  Please click on the 9 little square grid.
     
    Step 5: Scroll down until you see a little icon of a green chalkboard called ¨Classroom¨  Please click on this icon.
     
    Step 6: Your son and daughter already signed into our classroom on our last day together so you will see our class called Mrs. Kirsch´s Kindergarten 2019-2020. Please click on this class.  You have now successfully signed in.   Once in the class, you will see at the top ¨Stream¨ and ¨Classwork¨  This is where things will be posted.  Please click on the video I have posted for the boys and girls just to say hello.  I hope to have more clear directions from the district soon. In the meantime, use Razkids, I-ready and any of the online resources you find in the Google classroom. :)
     
     
    Below you will find Extra resources and Review work:
     
     
    I miss you all tremendously,
    Mrs. Kirsch