What is Our Virtual Kindergarten Schedule? How man hours should my child be doing school work at home?
Kindergarten day is 3 hours.
Try to give your child a balance between hands on activities, screen time, and quiet individual working time. Set up a routine and try your best to stay with it.
When your child is not live on screen with me, I suggest you:
Have some quiet reading time, and writing time with books in hand, and paper, about 10-15 minutes a day.
Give them about 20-30 minutes to play with legos and other manipulatives.
They will also have activities to do on their device, and online aps to work on daily. My estimate is this will be about 45 minutes to one hour. ( Brain Break links, Choice Board from our Bitmoji classroom should be used during this time too! )
Integrate large muscle work in there too. Children need to run, jump, skip, play with balls if possible too. If you can find a small pod of other children in our class to rotate recess each day, that would be great. They should wear masks, and be safe. Still, I highly encourage you to find a regular time in your school day to have "recess" each day. Feel free to contact me for more advise on how to coordinate this.
You will receive a specific guide for lessons to be completed each day. See Distance Learning for our schedule.
How do I report an absence?
Call the office (310) 615-2676 x4301 the day they are absent.
Occasionally things happen, and parents need to take their children out of school for a few days. If you know in advance that your child will be out for 4 days or more, please go to the office and fill out an Independent Study form. I will prepare a packet and give you supplemental work while your child is out.
How / When can I reach you?
My office hour is from 2:00-3:00 p.m. each day. This is a time you may call me, and expect to get replies back to messages and emails.
This year I am going to try my best to not reply instantly to messages. I tend to want to do this, however I found that I frequentl interupting the flow of my day. We will see!
How Can Parents help with Distant Learning?
I appreciate parent volunteers greatly, If you have time to assist with prep at home, are interested in being a room parent to assist with class virtual parties, and other PTA funcitons, please let me know.
How are birthdays celebrated in school?
On your child's birthday she or he will have a special presentation during our morning meeting. We will sing the Happy Birthday to your child, along with another birthday song. It may sound crazy on Zoom... but it will be FUN!
Why should I join Center Street PTA?
By joining you are supporting your child's education and his/her school! Our school PTA is wonderful! They provide a tremendous amount of
support to the students in our school. This includes bus transportation for 2 field trips, fine arts assemblies, and much more. The PTA is a vital part of our school. Please join our PTA and support the school fundraisers.
Remember, membership does not require attendance at meetings or volunteering.
LET'S REACH OUR CLASS GOAL OF 100%MEMBERSHIP!
If you are interested in becoming an active member, come to a PTA meeting at Center Street School, the third Wednesday of the month, meetings alternate months at 7:15 p.m. or 9:15 a.m. Meetings are virtual this year.
How else can you help our school?
Donate to our Education Foundation!
What are Cougar Spirit days? What should my child wear?
Friday are School spirit Day! Let's try to show our school spirit and wear our school colors, Red & White.
We also will have plenty of other fun School Virtual Spirit Days. This includes days such as: Pajama Day, Short & Shades Day, Twin Day, Crazy Hair Day, etc. The days will be announced via See Saw, and on our calendar on our website.
Let's try to show our school spirit and participate!
What are we doing at Center Street School to take care of the environment? How can you help?
Center Street School has a Green Team. They have done some amazing things to help reduce trash and help our environment. Even though we are at home, we can work on reducing trash and recycling. Stay tuned for more ideas.
What is Sharing Time? When does my child share?
Children will have the opportunity to share some news of interest with the class both in our small group meetings, and whole class meetings. Note: Students who are not comfortable sharing at our zoom meetings will not be given time to participate when they are comfortable. Children also share through See Saw and Flip grid videos and more.
Some sharing ideas include telling the class about a visit with a grandparent, to the library, or a store. Your child may have an item they want to show the class that goes along with their story, such as a special rock from a rock collection, etc. Other ideas include telling about a special happening with a friend or sibling. It might be sharing work the children are especially proud of, or sharing about an accident while bike riding
During our sharing time, the children will be encourage to make comments or ask questions of each other. The children learn much about each other and learn to respect someone else's ideas.
It is a great joy to see this growth throughout the year in listening and responding empathetically to each other's stories!
Mid year we will begin doing oral class presentations! Stay tuned for details.