Mrs. Rice's Kindergarten Class (K-2)

Mrs. Rice

Phone: (914)-376-8969


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Mrs. Rice

Mon. April 6, 2020 to Fri. April 10, 2020 (week #3 of distance learning)


Hello, Everyone.

     I hope everyone is enjoying their time at home with their families. I know I am. I would love to hear about what you have been doing. Which animal cam was your  favorite and why? Have you tried a Cosmic Yoga lesson?  Which one? Which Mo Willems art lesson did you like the best? Please email me a digital picture of your favorite activity you have shared with your family. If you are unable to upload a picture, please draw your own picture, write a sentence or two, and illustrate it. My family has been spending a lot of time outdoors playing in our yard with our dog, Casper.  We have been planting flower seeds, hanging up bird houses, and drawing rainbows for the #Rainbow Hunt. We’ve noticed the buds on the trees and we’ve seen tons of birds!  

      Mrs. Cohen and I would like to thank everyone who has been in contact with us via e-mail. We noticed a few of you have been signing onto CLEVER and EPIC.  Many of you have been reading the assigned books as well as other books that interest you. Please remember to submit your written assignments every Friday. I spy with my little eye…Gioele, Marjorie, Randy, Damian, James, and Darri’el who took a picture of all of their hard work and e-mailed it to me so I could see their work.  Thank you for following directions and doing your schoolwork.  I loved looking at your sentences and illustrations. Also, make sure your name is clearly visible on your work.

Please start saving an empty egg carton and toilet paper rolls for next week’s Earth Day project and a fun, hands-on, addition math game. It is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year!

     Can you believe this coming Sunday is Easter? I would love for you and your parents to write a short little “love letter” to each other to let each other know what a great job you are both doing (the kids learning from home and the parents teaching from home). Many of this week's lessons focus on Easter. We hope you enjoy the stories we chose for you on EPIC. As always, if you have any questions about signing in to Clever or any of the web pages or clarification about a lesson or activity, we encourage you to e-mail us as many times as you need to. It is never a bother or a problem.

(Mrs. Rice)

(Mrs. Cohen)

       Please know that I am thinking of all of you (parents too) and I am looking forward to Friday to see your work. I hope you are staying safe and helping out around the house. Think of this as a time to reflect and think about all that we are thankful for -friends and family and teachers who love us, pets, food, a home, and of course, technology! This is temporary and will one day end. I look forward to when that day arrives and I can see all of your smiling faces again. I miss you all soooooo much!!!

 Mrs. Rice


March 30, 2020 to April 3, 2020 (week #2 of distance learning)


Hello, Everyone.

      WOOHOO! WE DID IT! We made it through the first week of distance learning together. What a great team we make…parents, teachers, TAs, aides, and of course, the kids!

Mrs. Cohen and I would like to thank everyone who has been in contact with us via e-mail.  We greatly appreciate the concern for ourselves and our families. We are all healthy and staying at home. We hope you are doing the same and that you and your families are well. Please tell the kids we say, “HI!” and we really miss them.

      This week, we decided to lay out the lessons in a more visually appealing, color coded, day by day format just as we do in our plan books. We hope that the lesson layout will be easier to follow. We received a lot of questions this past week about student ID #s, signing onto Clever, and usernames and passwords. As always, if you have any questions about signing in to Clever or any of the web pages or clarification about a lesson or activity, we encourage you to e-mail us.

(Mrs. Rice)

(Mrs. Cohen)

      Mrs. Cohen and I are very happy to see that some of the kids have logged into Clever and have been using EPIC, ABCYA, and other apps. Our goal is to see all of the kids on Clever using the apps at some point during each day.


*New For This Week*

*We would like to see the students’ hardcopy work such as their handwritten sentences and illustrations from watching the animal web cams, the stuffed animal/pet journal, science experiments, and any art they did with Mo Willems.  We are asking that each Friday, starting this Friday April 3rd, the students’ e-mail us a clear picture of their work. Please make sure their name is clearly visible.

* There is a Mystery Science video and hands-on experiment this week on Monday and Wednesday and a Brain Pop Jr. Spring video on Friday. Also on Friday, we are asking that the students write three sentences about something they did this week with a stuffed animal or a pet and illustrate just as they do in Mrs. Rice’s class with Honey Bear, Rosie, and Puppy Pete and in Mrs. Cohen’s class with Felix the bunny.

* Yoga is optional, but we thought we would include it to help some of the kids relax and focus before beginning work just like we do in the classroom usually after we come back in from recess.

*It would be very helpful for us to know who has a printer at home that they can use to print out work in the future. Sometimes we will have a worksheet or two that we would like to have the kids print out and physically work on (tracing, writing, cutting, or coloring).

We can’t wait to see the kids’ sentences and drawings each Friday. Please let us know if you need absolutely anything. Have a great week and have fun learning!  

Mrs. Cohen and Mrs. Rice





 March 23, 2020 to March 27, 2020 (week #1 of distance learning)


I will be available via e-mail to answer any questions or provide clarification Mon.-Fri. from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.



Hi, everybody!  I hope you are all happy and well and staying safe. Please tell the kids that I really, really miss them so much and I look forward to seeing them again hopefully soon. They have made such nice progress this year. I would love to hear or see what the kids have been doing while at home from school. Feel free to e-mail me any drawings, photos, stories, projects, or videos so that we can still feel connected.


You will find the students' weekly assignments under the "assignments" tab on the left side of this page.  After clicking on "assignments", click the month drop down menu and choose March.  Then click the year drop down menu and choose 2020. Then click "filter". The assignment title will appear.

On Clever, you will find all of our favorite websites from the classroom, streaming zoo and aquarium web cams, and YouTube pages that we love.

Please continue to work on the hard copy packets that Mrs. Cohen and I made for the kids.

Have fun and make sure you get enough fresh air and physical activity as well! Don't forget that this is new for all of us and we have been thrown into it.  Our daily lives and schedules have been greatly impacted and disrupted. The kids need patience, understanding, and reassurance as do the parents and teachers. So let's be patient with each other during this time. Let's work together for the kids, and we will all be fine when this is over.  You're doing a great job! Keep it up!

Stay well,

Mrs. Rice