• Welcome to Mrs. Kiss' Class!!! 
     
    2018-2019
     
    Below you will find a few helpful hints to ease your transition into Norwood Public School...
     
     
    Contact Mrs. Kiss
     
    201-768-6363 (ext. 60206)
     
     
    Email - kiss@nvnet.org
     

     

    Snack
     

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    Please provide a healthy snack for your child.  S/he will eat snack approximately 10:00 am everyday.  Please make sure to send in spoons, straws (if needed) and containers that your child can open by him/herself.  Although I am always available to help, this provides your child with the thrill of independence.  It is also important that you pack your child’s lunch and snack SEPARATELY.  Some children end up eating all of their food at snack time and have nothing to eat for lunch. 
     
    All snacks should be peanut and nut free.  We do not allow any snacks in the classroom containing those ingredients.
     
     

    Lunch
     
    Lunch and recess will be held in the APR at 12:30.  Lunch will be eaten first with an indoor recess to follow. Students SHOULD NOT bring in their own toys for recess.  
     
    School lunches (except pizza) must be ordered in advance.  Pizza will be available each Friday and is paid for on that day.  Please have your child bring their pizza money (exact amount) each Friday that they are ordering pizza.  More information to follow .
     

    Recess
     
    The kindergarten will be having an outside recess during the school day.
     
     

    Labeling
     
    Please label all clothing, backpacks, lunch boxes and personal items.  In the event that something gets lost, the lost and found is located in the back of the APR near the nurse’s office. 
     
     

    Folders
     
    Please take the time to look in your child's folder each day.  All work should be removed from the folder each day unless otherwise noted.  
     
     

    Homework
     
    After much research this summer, we are trying something new.  Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day.  There will be no formally assigned homework this year.
     
    Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance.  Rather, I ask that you spend your evening doing things that are proven to correltate with student success.  Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early.  
     
    Reading our take home books will be the only requirement nightly.  :) 
     

     
    Birthdays
     
    Birthdays are such a special time in a child's life.  Although you may not bring in a treat, I encourage you to share your child's favorite story with the class.  
    We will celebrate all summer birthdays in June. 
     

     
    Change in Pickup
     
    You have each been given a form to fill out regarding how your child should be dismissed each day.  In the event of a change, please send me a note and I will be happy to amend your form.  For safety concerns, I cannot release your child to a person without written permission from you.
     
    Wish List

    The following is a list of supplies that are used throughout the school year. If you are interested in donating any of the following items to our classroom please send them to school with your child. Thank you!

    -Play-Doh (I put fresh and clean play-doh out frequently)

    -Side walk chalk for the playground

    - Ziploc bags (all sizes)

    - Cotton balls

     

    -Plastic spoons, cups, straws (you'd be amazed at how many times they do not make it into the snack and lunch bags!)

     

    Book Orders
     
     

    It is so easy to order books online from scholastic!  Ordering online is fast, easy and secure!!

    Here’s how:

    Sign up at:  www.scholastic.com/bookclubs

    On the parent page click the “Register” button in the “First time here” section.  Register for your own user name and password.

     

    When prompted, enter the one-time class activation code:  QBCGC

     This code will make sure your order is sent to me.  Select the books you would like to order.

     

    Place your order by the due date and your child’s books will be delivered directly to my classroom.  Scholastic offers excellent books at a very reasonable price.  Our class will be rewarded with bonus points to use to purchase extra books, games, puzzles, etc throughout the year!!

     
    Favorite Links
     
     
     
    Literacy/Writing

    ·         http://spellingcity.com

    ·         http://www.spinandspell.com/

    ·         http://www.storyit.com/

    ·         http://www.meddybemps.com/9.700.html

    ·         www.readwritethink.org

    ·         www.starfall.com

    ·         http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

    ·         http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/home_tumblebooks.asp

     

    Math 

    ·         http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/ro/Pages/studentlinks/math/K-1math.htm  

    ·         http://www.eduplace.com/edugames.html

    ·         http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/calculator

    ·         http://www.funbrain.com/

     

    Other Great Sites

    ·         www.pbskids.org 

    ·         http://www.moma.org/interactives/artsafari/index.html 

    ·         http://www.teachersandfamilies.com/open/puzzle/sudokumini.cfm

    ·         http://www.earobics.com/gamegoo/gooey.html

    ·        http://www.primarygames.com/ 

    ·         http://www.nga.gov/kids/kids.htm

    ·         http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html

    ·         http://www.kidskonnect.com/

    ·         http://www.gamequarium.com/

    ·         http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/ 

    ·         http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/games/ 

    ·         http://www.teachers.cr.k12.de.us/~galgano/dibel2.htm