"BEE All That You Can BEE"

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Jenn Librandi

"BEE all that you can BEE in Kindergarten"

Ms. Librandi's Busy Bees!

 

Email Address: jlibrandi@yonkerspublicschools.org

Important Announcements:

 

END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR  DISTRICT MANDATED KINDERGARTEN TESTING...

ELA BENCHMARK INTERIM ASSESSMENT 4- Timeframe 5/25/22 - 6/1/22 (DUE 6/1/22)

iReady Math Assessent- Timeframe 5/23/22 - 6/3/22 (DUE 6/3/22)

MAP- Readiing and Math Assessments- Timeframe 5/16/22 - 6/15/22 (Due 6/15/22)

 

***If you need remote learning assistance, click below on the district help page 

https://www.yonkerspublicschools.org/Page/56653

 

  **Benchmark Advance ELA Unit 9 Week 2.  Please complete weekly activities through Clever.

 

** Remember to click on the iReady and the IXL icon on Clever for your child to practice math skills on their individual level 

 

 

***If your child needs to quarantine, they will be able to access Clever each day for their assignments. They can utilize the IXL app, IReady App, the SumDog app and the SmartyAnts app. All three of these learning platforms are individualized and will allow your child to review necessary skills at their own pace. Please also allow them time on Seesaw for a review of lessons, enrichment and homework.  Thank you so much!

 

***PARENT PORTAL - Sign up for the parent portal to access your child's grades.

Click Here for PowerSchool Parent Information

 

 
 ***Homework will be assigned Monday - Thursday on Seesaw in all core subject areas, Benchmark Advance for English Language Arts, IXL, and iReady for Math, as well as pencil/paper tasks in your child's BEE (Bring Everything Everyday) folder.  The folder should be returned daily and all assignments should be completed on time.  The BEE folder needs to be emptied out daily and all corrected work should be left at home. Thanks for your support.
 
 
 "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." -Albert Einstein

     Hi!  My name is Ms. Librandi and I have been at School Five for 25 years.  I started out teaching fifth grade, then sixth grade, then third grade and now I have been teaching Kindergarten for twelve 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. 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, laptops and desktop computers for centers. I am looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year with all of you. I know it will be an adjustment back into the classroom 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!

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!

I can also be reached by emailing jlibrandi@yonkerspublicschools.org

We will be using several new and exciting virtual platforms this year. Synchronous online learning may take place during school closings or delays using Microsoft Teams.  Asynchronous Learning will occur using Seesaw, Benchmark Advance, i-Ready Math, IXL and educational apps assigned on 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.

I will also be incorporating Bitmoji Classrooms and Virtual Field Trips into my instruction.  This is a fun interactive way to motivate the children while we are learning virtually!  

 

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 twelve-year-old daughter, Megan.  

     I am looking forward to a year filled with new learning adventures.  

 

SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS:

Favorite Color:  Beige

Favorite Season:  Fall

Favorite Food:  Nachos

Favorite Drink:  Iced Tea

Favorite Sport Team: The New York Yankees

Favorite Book:  Thank You, Mr. Falker By- Patricia Polacco

Favorite Song:  You've Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)

Favorite hobby: Doing fun activities with my daughter Megan, riding my Peloton exercise bike

Favorite Movies: BFG, Pete's Dragon, Aladdin, The One and Only Ivan

Favorite Animals:   Deer, Dog, Hedgehog