Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Jenn Librandi- Kindergarten Teacher
"Our KINDERGARTEN young learners at School Five are thriving--
Stability, Responsibility and Accountability."
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- Parent/Teacher Conferences by appointments only Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Friday, December 15, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- - Half Day for students on Friday, December 15, 2023- Noon dismissal
*** During the month of DECEMBER we will be celebrating "Festive Winter Holidays All Around the World" and students will be paired up with students in other grade levels for project-based learning.
** Kindergarten First Marking Period is from September 7, 2023 - January 26, 2024
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***This week we begin -- Benchmark ELA - Unit 3, Week 2- "Plants and Animals have Needs" and iReady Math Unit 3 Lesson 9 -- Subtract within 5, and we will begin Unit 3, Lesson 10- addition and subtraction within 5.
*** Log onto Clever and complete assigned Benchmark ELA and iReady Math digital tasks.
We will continue to use Clever. To log onto Clever, please use your child's ID number for the username and their birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) for the password. Another way you can log on is by scanning the badge that I will send home.
***PARENT PORTAL - Sign up for the parent portal to access your child's grades.
***Homework will be assigned Monday - Thursday in Benchmark Advance for English Language Arts, and iReady for Math, as well as pencil/paper tasks in your child's "Blue Folder" (Homework and Daily Parent/Guardian Communication) folder. The folder should be returned daily and all assignments should be completed on time. The BLUE folder needs to be emptied out daily and all corrected work should be left at home. Thanks for your support.
Hi! My name is Ms. Librandi and I have been at School Five for 27 years. I started out teaching fifth grade, then sixth grade, then third grade and now I have been teaching Kindergarten for eighteen years! I love being part of School Five's Kindergarten team and I love teaching Kindergarten. It is exciting to see each child develop a "Love of Learning" and see their confidence grow as they master new concepts. I believe that all students are able to learn when provided with a positive learning environment and high expectations. My classroom is a risk-free, nurturing, safe and motivating environment. The students are provided with positive reinforcement as well as tangible and intangible rewards. The students are also provided with an individualized educational program,but this is also a classroom that is "student driven", where students can work in cooperative learning groups and learn from oneanother. Children in my class thrive with project-based learning too. Our English Language Arts Common Core program is called Benchmark Advance. In Math we use i-Ready to achieve our goals. We use the Mystery Science program. In Kindergarten we also have a wonderful growth mindset/social skills program called, PATHS (Promoting Alternative THinking, Strategies). For Social Studies, there are thematic units integrated with our ELA program,Scholastic News children's periodicals for current world events and the children also participate in a Kindergarten Pen-Pal Exchange and correspond with Kindergarten classrooms from different states and countries. We have a Smart Board in the classroom and the children enjoy interactive technology lessons in all core subject areas. The children are provided with ipads and laptops for centers and computer-based testing. I am looking forward to the 2023-2024 school year with all of you. I know it will be an adjustment back into the classroom from summer break and a new experience for many, but this year is going to be exciting and your children are going to thrive, succeed and persevere. I know you and your child may be feeling a little anxious and nervous, but I promise it will be a positive learning experience for everyone. We will work together to make this a pleasant, memorable, productive and fun learning experience. I will be here to assist you anyway I can. I am looking forward to getting to know your child and working together with all of you! At School Five, students are always "first" and administrators, teachers and school staff build positive relationships with "ALL" students.
There will be several ways that you can communicate with me.
Class Dojo is the easiest and fastest way to get a response. Please make sure that you connect once you receive my invitation!
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I grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Iona College and my Master's Degree from Manhattanville College. I have a younger brother who resides in Armonk, New York with three younger children. I still live in Greenwich, Connecticut with my fourteen-year-old daughter, Megan.
I am looking forward to a year filled with new learning adventures.
SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS:
Favorite Color: Olive Green
Favorite Season: Fall
Favorite Food: Nachos
Favorite Drink: Iced Coffee
Favorite sports team: The New York Yankees
Favorite Book: Thank You, Mr. Falker By- Patricia Polacco
Favorite Song: "Never Grow Up" By- Taylor Swift
Favorite hobbies: reading, shopping, cooking, riding my Peloton exercise bike
Favorite Movies: "The One and Only Ivan" and "Yes Day"
Favorite Animals: Deer, Dog, Hedgehog