Phone: (914) 376-8340
Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Elementary Education and Psychology from Iona College MS in Computer Education w/specialization in Elementary Education from Iona College
Ms. Rita Nolan
Hello! My name is Ms. Rita Nolan and I am a Pre-K teacher here at School 16. I have been teaching for 33 years. I have taught in both the Mt. Vernon and Yonkers school districts; having 31 years in Yonkers. The grades that I have taught are Pre-K, K, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th, and I have been in several of the schools within the district. I have three grown children; one girl and two boys. My daughter is a registered nurse and my two boys are currently attending universities; one as a graduate student and one as an undergraduate student. While they are all away my wonderful and loving dog, Ruby, is always by my side keeping me company. I am so happy to have the opportunity to spend the year with you and your child. We will be learning many new things to prepare your child for Kindergarten. We will have a lot of fun learning by creating, exploring, building, discovering, singing, and playing. It is my expectation that your child will grow socially, emotionally, physically, and most importantly, academically. It is imperative that we work together as a team to make this happen.
In Pre-K we will be using Seesaw as our learning platform and Teams for our live presentations. These can both be accessed through CLEVER. If you have any questions, concerns, or need help with assigned work please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Class Dojo. I am looking forword to a fun and exciting year both, virtually and in person.
*Please log in and use Clever every day. There are so many useful learning apps for your child to learn and grow with.*
Parents/Guardians- Your child's Log in information for Clever, SeeSaw, and Microsoft Teams are ALL THE SAME-- THESE CAN BE DIRECTLY ACCESSED FROM THEIR CLEVER PAGE.
Directions on how to Log into Clever-- Child's USERNAME- is their 6 digit SCHOOL ID# followed by @yonkerspublicschools.org PASSWORD- is their 8 digit birthday (for example the birthday 9/8/2016 is typed 09082016). Please reach out to me if you need your child's Student ID#.
Remote Learning Schedule
**As our Remote Learning progresses, our schedule will change to meet the needs of the students!**
8:35 - 8:50 Log into Teams, Class Welcome and Review of the Daily Schedule (LIVE Lesson)
8:50 - 9:20 Morning Meeting/Calendar Activities/Songs (LIVE Lesson)
9:20 - 9:30 Bathroom Break/Stretch
9:30 - 10:00 Literacy Block- ELA lessons (LIVE Lesson)
10: 00 - 10:30 Independent Work/Small Group Instruction
10:30 - 11:00 Continuation of Literacy/ELA lessons/(LIVE Lesson)
11:00 - 11:10 Break
11:10 - 11:25 Morning Check-In for Understanding/Read Aloud (LIVE Lesson)
11:30 - 12:30 LUNCH/RECESS
12:35 - 12:45 Wellness Check In/ Social Emotional Learning (LIVE Lesson)
12:45 - 1:15 Math Lesson (LIVE Lesson)
1:15 - 1:45 Independent Math Work/ Small Group Instruction
1:45 - 2:15 Science/ Social Studies (LIVE Lesson)
2:15 - 2:30 Bathroom break/ Stretch
2:30 - 3:00 Specials: Gym, Library, Art, Music (You will receive one special a day at different times. Check "Special Schedule" below. (LIVE lesson)
3:00 - 3:15 Closing Meeting/ Check- In for Understanding (LIVE lesson)
Special Schedule (Please make sure your child is logged into Teams for a Live meeting with thier special teachers using this schedule.)
Monday 10:55 - 11:25 Library
Tuesday 9:45 - 10:15 Special
Wednesday 9:45 - 10:15 Gym *Sneakers will be needed*
Thursday 1:45 - 2:15 Music/Library
Friday 9:45 - 10:55 Art/Special