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Ms. Finneran

 

Spring 2021

Hello MLKA Families! It's time for spring!   ¡La primavera ha llegado!

As an academic community, we have found ways to work together to find success and renewal this school year.  Let's continue the hard work as we enjoy the spring, a true time for growth.  

En nuestra comunidad escolar, hemos encontrado maneras para trabajar juntos y lograr exitos.  Vamos a continuar nuestro trabajo mientras disfrutamos la primavera, un tiempo para crecimiento.   

Sincerely,

Ms. Finneran

PADRES Y FAMILIAS:  SI NECESITAN AYUDA EN ESPANOL, ENVIE UN MENSAJE A MI CORREO ELECTRONICO. HABLO ESPANOL Y QUIERO TRABAJAR CON USTEDES.

 Contacting Me: 

Email: rfinneran@yonkerspublicshools.org

NYS TESTING CALENDAR FOR SPRING 2021:  Spring 2021 NYS Testing Schedule

PARENT WORKSHOP NEWS:  Join us via Zoom on Monday, March 22 at 12pm  Workshop en Espanol

https://zoom.us/j/96985382758?pwd=MDFiRlNML1JlNkxamilFnL0FSVWJ6ZlFmZz09

General Class Information:

Checking Your Email

It is necessary to check your email on Microsoft Outlook every day by 8:45 am. Sometimes ESL/ENL class schedules need to be flexible, so this is an important step.  You will be prepared for any changes in your day if you have checked your email first thing in the morning.

Microsoft Teams

In my Microsoft TEAM, each group of my students will have their own "channel."  Each channel is like its own classroom.  You will be invited to a meeting during our learning time.  Also, check out the resources under the CLASS MATERIALS tab.  You can explore and find great help and lessons there.

Clever

Clever has all the apps and websites you will need while we are learning virtually. This includes your email, Microsoft Teams, and all apps (Brainpop ESL, Padlet, Reading A-z, etc).

 

View Ms. Finneran's WORLD READ ALOUD DAY video from February 3, 2021, The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting:

https://yonkerspublicschools-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/rfinneran_yonkerspublicschools_org/ETaghtp04JtFiFrXUQKTcwQBjCiq7IygHMN-S6JVFvj91Q?e=HROBSV

View Ms. Finneran's Greeting to Parents during Open House - October 28 (Espanol)    https://vimeo.com/473194511

 

 

 

ABOUT ME:  I have been working with English language learners for more than 15 years, and officially have been a teacher of English to speakers of other languages since 2008.  My passion is helping our children and their families move toward all of their goals.  This includes more than language learning.  I strive to make connections with all of my students and their parents.  My classroom door is always open for any members of the MLKA community who need support.  

 Qualifications

BA History , State University of NY at Purchase

MsED, Long Island University

NYS Certification TESOL, K-12; Childhood Education 1-6

Current Employment:  Martin Luther King Jr. Academy K-8

Westchester Community College, Adult ESL, English for Academic Purposes, Adjunct