Teacher Read Alouds

June 5, 2020

The Night Before First Grade

Read by: Mrs. Murphy

Author: Natasha Wing

Illustrator: Deborah Zemke

June 5, 2020

June 3, 2020

D.W. and the Picky Eater

Read by: Miss Bogino

Author/illustrator: Marc Brown

May 21, 2020

Ish

Read by: Mrs. Howanski

Author/Illustrator:

Peter H. Reynolds

May 20, 2020

Prairie Chicken Little

Read by: Mrs. Gorcyca

Author: Jackie Hopkins

Illustrator: Henry Cole

May 19, 2020

LuLu’s Lemonade

Read By: Mrs. Marchini

Author: Barbara deRubertis

Illustrator: Paige Billin-Frye
 
https://youtu.be/qDJG7_aDE00
 
 

May 18, 2020

What to do with String

Read by: Mrs. Phillips

Author: Jane Yolen

Illustrator: C.F. Payne

May 18, 2020

Monday Math with Mrs. Vanhoorebeke

May 14, 2020

Bunny Bath

Read by: Mrs. Kufen

Author: Heather Herzog

Illustrator: Cat Eskey

May 13, 2020

Corduroy

Read by Mrs. Lawson

Author: Don Freeman

Illustrator: Don Freeman

May 12, 2020

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Read by Mrs. Murphy

Author: Laura Numeroff

Illustrator: Felicia Bond

Monday Math with Mrs. Vanhoorebeke

May 11, 2020

Imagination

Read by Mrs. Phillips

Bonus read aloud for Math!

May 8, 2020

It’s Mother’s Day

Read by: Mrs. Marchini

Author: M.J. York

May 7, 2020

What Matters

Read by: Mrs. Howanski

Author: Alison Hughes

Illustrator: Holly Hatam

May 5, 2020

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do

Read by: Mrs. Phillips

May 4, 2020

Count on Pablo

Read by Mrs. Vanhoorebeke

Author: Barbara deRubertis

Monday Math game with Mrs. Vanhoorebeke

April 28, 2020

Crazy Hair Day

Read by: Mrs. Gorcyca

Author/Illustrator: Barney Saltzberg

 

Weekly Math game with Mrs. Vanhoorebeke

April 27, 2020

Iggy Peck, Architect

Read by: Mrs. Phillips

Author: Andrea Beaty

Illustrator: David Roberts

April 24, 2020

A-B-A-B a Book of Pattern Play

Read by: Mrs. Vanhoorebeke

Author: Brian P Cleary

Illustrator: Brian Gable

April 23, 2020

Pete the Cat and the 5 Little Bunnies

Read by: Mrs. Kufen

Author/Illustrator: Kimberly and James Dean

April 22, 2020

Mickey Goes Green

Read by Mrs. Marchini

Author: Susan Ring

April 21, 2020

Ten Black Dots

Read by Mrs. Connolly

Author/Illustrator: Donald Crews

April 20, 2020

Earth Day Fun

Read by Mrs. Marchini

Author: Jennifer Franz

April 17, 2020

Brownilocks and the 3 Bowls of Cornflakes

Read by: Mrs. Howanski

Author/Illustrator: Lovsin Polona

April 16, 2020

Koala Lou

Read by Mrs. Ryan

Author: Mem Fox

Illustrator: Pamela Lofts

April 15, 2020

You are My Sunshine

Read by: Langley the Lion

Author: Caroline Jane Church

April 14, 2020

Mr. Postmouse’s Rounds

Read by Mrs. Vanhoorebeke

Author/Illustrator: Marianne Dubuc

April 3, 2020

Dragons Love Taco

Read by Mrs. Lawson

Author: Adam Rubin

Illustrator: Daniel Salmieri

April 2, 2020

I Miss You Stinky Face

Read by Mrs. Pudelka

Author: Lisa McCourt

Illustrator: Cyd Moore

 
 
 

April 1, 2020

Fancy Nancy

Read by Mrs. McKeown

Author: Jane O’Conner

Illustrator: Robin Preiss Glasser

March 31, 2020

Tap the Magic Tree

Read by Mrs. Heckenberger

Author/illustrator: Christie Matheson

 

March 30, 2020

Are You My Mother?

Read by Dr. O’loughlin

Author/Illustrator: P.D. Eastman

March 27, 2020

Baby Shark

Read by Ms. Murphy and Sienna

Illustrated by: John Bajet

March 26, 2020

Duck

Read by Mrs. Connolly and Scout

Author/Illustrator: Randy Cecil

March 25, 2020

Slippers at Home

Read by Mrs. Marchini

Author: Andrew Clements

Illustrator: Janie Bynum

March 24, 2020

Maya Was Grumpy

Read by Miss Vallorani

Author/Illustrator Courtney Pippin-Mathur

March 23, 2020

Stone Soup

Read by Miss Haefner

March 18, 2020

The End of the Rainbow

Read by Miss Bogino

Author: Liza Donnelly

March 17, 2020

Buster

Read by Ms. Lanzetti

Author: Denise Fleming

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Choice Boards/Learning Opportunities List

 


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April 3, 2020

Friday:
• Lego stamping: you can use paint or ink pad if you have it. Create letters/words/patterns/pictures.
• Build your own community with items around your house (blocks, boxes, legos).
• Write special messages for people in your house and put them where they will find them!

April 2, 2020

Thursday:

  • Go on a scavenger hunt around your house. Tally how many doors, beds, and chairs.
  • Draw a picture of Langley Lion doing something fun: dancing, reading, eating ice cream, play baseball. Then write about what you drew. Remember to write what you hear. Use your sight words and color words. Langley Lion is ______________. You can aso write a story about Langley. Be creative!
  • Practice rhyming. Ask a parent to supply a word for you. See how many real and silly words you can rhyme with it.

April 1, 2020

Wednesday:

  • Make a paper airplanes. Have a contest to see which flies farthest. Measure the distance your planes flew with footsteps.
  • Writing: Signs of the Spring season using the senses, favorite part of Spring, favorite weather. Draw a picture or take a photo of one sign of spring. Write two sentences about the sign of spring you chose in your journal
  • Call a relative and read them a book

March 31, 2020

Tuesday:

    • Sight word hunt in a book
    • Calendar Routine- Date, Track how many days we’ve been home, Weather
    • Build a fort from sheets. Read a book inside it with a flashlight.

March 30, 2020

Each day we will suggest a few activities that the students can do at home. Please feel free to do them or not. You can add, change, or use any materials you have at home. We hope that you enjoy our ideas.

Monday:
• Sight word hopscotch
• Counting by 10s workout- Begin with a warm up by jogging in place for 100 seconds. Then complete the ten activities by counting by 10s from 10 to 100 for each skill. 10 toe touches, 10 squats, 10 arm circles, 10 arm curls, 10 jumping jacks, 10 frog jumps, 10 lunges, 10 high knees, 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups

• Read a book to a stuffed animal or pet

Click the link below for activities that your students can work on at home to continue occupational and physical therapy.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WcZTot57q5kKgmWMHIRgHGOza6DeJ7wg/view?usp=sharing

Mo Willems does a lunch time doodle series live at 1 pm everyday here:

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

Sight Word Practice:

Audible has opened their collection of stories for free. They are available in 6 languages.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Scholastic Learn at Home has compiled daily lessons for grades K-8

Mystery Science Theater has created something similar for science

Wonderopolis

Google Virtual Tours of Museums and Heritage Sites

Daily drawing lessons at 2 pm from Jarrett Krosoczka

Online virtual writing camp for grades 1-4

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s Notebooking Resource

Blank graphic novel/comic book templates

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Schoology FAQ/Clever Assistance/Tech Youtube Troubleshooting

“Please be advised that if you need to call for tech support in Spanish, you can call 610-444-2551 Monday through Wednesday from 8:30-12:00. If it is after 12:00 they can call at 610-444-6663 and leave me a message at anytime.” – Julia Sanchez

 

Do you have questions about Schoology?

Click below for help!

Need help with Clever? Click here:

Clever Access Guide for Families – Dual Language Version

Technology assistance for families

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Messages From Mrs. Reynolds

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Due to Covid-19 testing taking place at the Kennett Food Cupboard adjacent to our school, we must postpone our Farewell Parade scheduled for this afternoon until Monday afternoon from 3:00-4:00. We apologize for the late notice and thank you for your understanding.

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June 5, 2020

Dear Mary D. Lang families,

Since arriving at Mary D. Lang in early January, I never dreamed June 5th would arrive so quickly or with so much excitement in between. Clearly this has been a historic time for all of us with the Covid pandemic and the racial unrest across our country. The lives of so many people have been disrupted and harmed. It has been our goal at Mary D. Lang to keep a sense of normalcy for your children, giving them time to greet friends and be part of their classroom Zoom meetings and seeing their teacher’s reassuring face each day.

My heartfelt gratitude to all of you parents who have supported and encouraged your child. We know that without your assistance they could not have accessed Zoom or Schoology to complete their school work. I also want to express my deep appreciation to the teachers at Mary D. Lang who have gone above and beyond to connect with their students, loving and encouraging them just as they did at school. Your children were blessed to have such a wonderful kindergarten experience with our teachers.

A special thanks to Mrs. Reynolds who entrusted her school community to me, putting everything in order for the transition. As I leave this interim position, it’s my pleasure to return the school to Mrs. Reynolds who is eager and ready to return. I have loved my time with all of you, and count it an honor to have gotten to know your children and the faculty and staff at Mary D. Lang. Now, it’s back to retirement again for me!

We’re having a farewell parade this afternoon (Friday) from 2:00-3:00, so please drive by the school to wave goodbye to all the faculty and staff!

On Thursday, June 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., we will be at school to return your child’s materials that were left behind in March. Detailed information was emailed yesterday, so please drive by the Mulberry Street entrance (staying in your cars, please) to return any library books/classroom materials and pick up items left behind by your child. We have books to give your child to read over the summer, so please stop by!

Finally, special congratulations to Mrs. Lisa Murphy who is retiring this year after 40 years of teaching—all of them at Mary D. Lang. We wish her all the best as she begins this new chapter of her life. You will be missed, Mrs. Murphy!

To you and your children—have a wonderful summer. We’re crossing our fingers for a normal return to school next year. Please give your child a hug from Mrs. Reynolds and me! We have loved being your principal(s) this year!

With love and gratitude,

Gail L. Ryan, Interim Principal

May 26, 2020

I can’t believe we are in our next-to-the-last week of school! Your little kindergarteners are almost first graders. This four-day week will follow the weeks of the past with a Zoom class today and on Thursday and Friday. Please be sure to have your child check the Schoology assignment (each day but Wednesday) as well as the choice board and specialists’ lessons available on the website.

I want to thank you again for your support. We know that kindergarteners depend on an adult to help them get online and to do their assignments. It’s truly been a partnership these past few months, and the teachers and I are so grateful for your ongoing assistance.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher by e-mail or during office hours at 1:30 most days, if you have any questions or concerns.

Have a great week ahead! Continue to stay safe.

Mrs. Gail Ryan, Interim Principal

May 5, 2020

A tribute to MDLKC teachers

Dear friends and colleagues,

As I sit and write to you on the eve of National Teacher Day, I know firsthand the unique situation we all find ourselves in this year. It’s been an extraordinarily difficult year for this school community, ending with all of us becoming “remote learning” teachers, something we never dreamed of doing! Yet you have all risen to the challenge and continued to be the teachers you were called to be.

I have watched with amazement at the way you have all rolled up your sleeves and tackled this new assignment with determination, collaboration, and lots of laughter along the way. I have seen teachers going above-and-beyond for their children, delivering computers to their home, touching base regularly with families in need, making countless phone calls, and genuinely loving your kids and their families. It’s clear to me every day just how much you love teaching and how deeply you care about the children in your classroom.

It’s been my honor to have worked side-by-side and computer-to-computer with you, seeing each of you give yourselves completely for our children and their families. It’s with a grateful heart that I say “thank you” for all you do, at school, at home in the evenings, and on the weekends. If only the public knew what teachers do—oh wait, I think they have a much better idea after these past six weeks! J

Since your teacher gifts of appreciation are at school (and will likely be saved for next year), I have decided to make a $100 donation in your honor to the Kennett Area Community Service organization that sponsors the local food cupboard. It’s one small way of recognizing the difference you make in the lives of so many of our children. And be sure to watch the Teacher Appreciation video on our school webpage and on our Google shared drive. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ACv-HCHqxWC4Uk9PVA My apologies to several of the special teachers whose pictures I didn’t have. Please know you are equally appreciated!

On this National Teacher Day, know that you made the right choice when you decided to be a teacher. The work you do each day is important work. You create responsive learning environments (even online!), you invite children to be readers and proble-solvers, and you understand that teaching is an ambiguous and messy business with small, almost-unnoticeable victories unfolding over the year. Stay the course and find joy in the small moments. Thank you for your strong commitment to this incredible profession. Know that your legacies will live on in the lives of these 285 children who call Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center home.

With gratitude and affection,

Gail


May 4, 2020

Good Monday morning, Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center families. This is Mrs. Ryan wishing each of you a good week ahead. Don’t forget to check into your class Zoom meetings and do your reading, math, handwriting and phonemic awareness lessons. There are always great daily lessons from your special area teachers as well as a new choice board available on our website each week.

Happy birthday this week to Kendra in U6 (today!), Avery in M6, Will in U5, Ella in U4 and Ryder in P3. Mr. Livergood, our librarian, has a birthday next Sunday! Here is your birthday song, it doesn’t last that long! Hey!!

A special shout out to all the Mary D. Lang teachers this week as we celebrate National Teacher Week. Not only am I grateful for all you do for our children, but I know I speak for all the families when I say THANK YOU!! You love our children, you teach them well, and you have shown just how amazing you are as you’ve transitioned from in-school teachers to remote learning teachers. My guess is that after these past seven weeks, our community appreciates your work now more than ever!

Parents, please let your child’s classroom teacher know if you need assistance of any kind. We will work to get you connected to community resources or tech support as quickly as possible. Here’s to a great week ahead!

May 1, 2020

Due to power outages, u-4 (Mrs. Lanzetti) will not be doing their zoom morning meeting today. U-5 (Mrs. Murphy) will zoom with Miss. Haefner. (Mrs. Murphy’s student teacher)

April 22, 2020

Dear Elementary Parents

High Importance Content by Grade Level

Contentido de alta importancia por grado

April 17, 2020

Dear Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center family,

We have just finished our first week of new instruction online, and I want to thank all of our parents for your support and assistance in helping your child access the Zoom meetings and Schoology lessons. It’s certainly a new way of teaching and learning for all of us.

If you have had difficulty accessing the Schoology lessons or Zoom meetings, please contact your child’s teacher. If you know of any student without technology access in their home, please let me know immediately at gryan@kcsd.org. We want all our children ready and equipped to learn from home.

As I’ve said many times, the faculty and staff at Mary D. Lang miss seeing your child’s happy face every day and are doing the best we can to meet his/her educational needs during this challenging time. Our hearts and prayers are with all of our families. Stay safe; stay healthy.

In partnership with you,

Gail Ryan

Interim Principal

April 8, 2020

We hope you and your family are safe and well.

In anticipation of starting distance learning with elementary students on Tuesday, April 14, we have posted guidelines for families on our website. Teachers will be in touch to provide additional information. Please be patient with us as we navigate these new uncharted waters.

Esperamos que usted y su familia estén sanos y salvos.

En anticipación al comienzo del aprendizaje de distancia con los estudiantes de la primaria el martes 14 de abril hemos puesto guías para las familias en nuestra pagina de internet. Las maestras se pondrán en contacto para dar les información adicional. Por favor ténganos paciencia mientras navegamos estas aguas desconocidas.

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Special of the Day!

June 5th, 2020

Music with Mrs. Strickland

June 4, 2020

Art with Mrs. Bergman and Miss Skopowski

June 3, 2020

P.E. with Mr. DiEnno

June 1, 2020

Library with Mr. Rafferty

May 29, 2020

Music with Mrs. Mata

May 28, 2020

Art with Miss Skopowski

May 27, 2020

Today is our VIRTUAL FIELD DAY!!!!

Click here for all of the FUN!

May 26, 2020

Spanish with Sr. Kane

May 22, 2020

Music with Mrs. Strickland

May 21, 2020

Art with Mrs. Bergman

May 20, 2020

P.E. with Mr. DiEnno

May 19, 2020

Enjoy this alphabet song in Espanol!

May 18, 2020

Library with Mr. Rafferty

May 15, 2020

Music with Mrs. Mata

May 14, 2020

Art with Miss Skopowski

May 13, 2020

Hi Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Friends,

This week for Physical Education, you will be practicing Balance. Balance is very important when playing sports and other activities. Having good balance keeps you from falling. Please watch both of the videos below. Enjoy!

PE at Home – Balance/Locomotor Skill- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1piezJnqvCU

Balancing/Catching (advanced level)-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psWMTHNFvhs

Have FUN,

Mr. DiEnno

May 12, 2020

Spanish with Sr. Kane

May 11, 2020

Library with Mr. Livergood

The Popcorn Shop

May 8, 2020

Music with Mrs. Strickland

May 7, 2020

Art with Mrs. Bergman

May 6, 2020

P.E. With Mr. DiEnno!

Hi Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Friends,

This week for Physical Education, you will be able to practice two different types of throws after watching the videos below. The two types of throws are underhand and overhand! You will also practice catching in these videos. Enjoy!

Underhand Toss/ Overhand Throw and Catching

Partner Pass- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGufBsPFl24

Self-Toss- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCiATy5gfzc

Overhand Throw- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMTJzGaakOc

Have FUN,

Mr. DiEnno

May 5, 2020

Spanish with Ms. Stephens

Watch this video to see what we are learning about this week!

https://rockalingua.com/videos/rooms-house-difficult-version

You guessed it! We’re continuing with La Casa, the house.

Next take a peek at the vocabulary review in here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aTOqpPO2OVrhSB0EAAZyFwCLWgFOwNlTndV1nc56v_M

and here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RJi_CJLCRQmuXPCWR-gsbqhBBMaZiO8j

Song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je_k0mwxDlo

Next watch this mini-lesson:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=16O3GwotrciW6EduTOqfRwfHacszRckrM

Practice writing the members of the familia!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=16xXGxXDbZrlO1V4efDtmFbMh_4tYciGr

Reading/Speaking practice: please look at the picture and read the sentences while putting your finger on the correct familia member!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OoLiqLToDtpq5bR8dDz0s4iTw2N53OJm

Familia picture for reading/speaking activity:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bL00z2XC0wl5rBjXvYyT2ZuIFuRBEjQbLvRj9OUVOfw

May 4, 2020

Library with Mr. Rafferty

May 1, 2020

Music with Mrs. Mata

April 30, 2020

Art With Miss Skopowski

April 29, 2020

P.E. with Mr. DiEnno

Hi Kindergarten Friends,

I hope you are all are having fun moving and staying active! This week for PE, please pick 3 of the videos posted below.

“Workout to the Letter Sounds” – Jack Hartmann

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFa0b_IIRac

“Pump Up the Pattern” – Jack Hartmann

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoFhVdYsmPg

“Animal Dance and Freeze” – Jack Hartmann

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpOe8lngp_o

“Brain Break ♫ Exercise Song for Kids ♫ Fitness Songs Kids ♫ Move with Me” – TheLearningStation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoF_d5sgGgc

Level Up! (Video Game Workout for Kids) -PE Bowman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO-R5EfG_N4

Have Fun,

Mr. DiEnno

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April 28, 2020

Spanish with Ms. Stephens

Watch this video to see what we are learning about this week!

https://rockalingua.com/videos/rooms-house-difficult-version

You guessed it! We’re continuing with La Casa, the house.

Next take a peek at the vocabulary review in here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aTOqpPO2OVrhSB0EAAZyFwCLWgFOwNlTndV1nc56v_M

and here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RJi_CJLCRQmuXPCWR-gsbqhBBMaZiO8j

Song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je_k0mwxDlo

Next watch this mini-lesson:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=16O3GwotrciW6EduTOqfRwfHacszRckrM

Practice writing the members of the familia!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=16xXGxXDbZrlO1V4efDtmFbMh_4tYciGr

Reading/Speaking practice: please look at the picture and read the sentences while putting your finger on the correct familia member!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OoLiqLToDtpq5bR8dDz0s4iTw2N53OJm

Familia picture for reading/speaking activity:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bL00z2XC0wl5rBjXvYyT2ZuIFuRBEjQbLvRj9OUVOfw

April 25, 2020

Library with Mr. Livergood

April 24, 2020

Music with Mrs. Strickland

April 23, 2020

April 22, 2020

P.E. with Mr. DiEnno

April 21, 2020

Spanish with Ms. Stephens

April 20, 2020

Library with Mr. Rafferty

April 17, 2020

Music with Mrs. Mata

April 16, 2020

Art with Miss Skopowski

April 15, 2020

Espanol con Sra. Stephens y Sr. Kane

LA CASA

outline of rooms of a house

April 14, 2020

Gym with Mr. Dienno

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