Jennifer Plaia

Welcome to Ms. Plaia's

Kindergarten Class


Hi! My name is Ms. Plaia and I am going to be your teacher for this year. My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique and each child learns in a different way. I develop multi-sensory lesson plans to meet the needs of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners. 
I am looking forward to a fun-filled and educational year!


*Upcoming Dates*

May 25-May 30: No Schoo Memorial Day
June 2: Field Day
June 8: Kindergarten Play
June 14: Art Show
June 19-June 20: 1:00 Day
June 21: 12:30 Day LAST DAY OF SHOOL

Our Kindergarten Friends     

William Oliver
 Estelle Jack Teagan
Myra Gordy Rylee
Anna Olivia  Este
Finn Cora

K-Supply List
VIP Week

Student's Weekly Specials

              Monday... P.E.(wear sneakers) & Music
                             Tuesday... P.E.(wear sneakers) 
Enrichment & Innovation
                                 Wednesday... Spanish/Art
                                Thursday... Art
                                   Friday... Music

* Please check your child's blue folder daily.



Weekly Homework
iReady Math & Reading Weekly 20min Each
iReady Login

Monthly Choice Board Activities
Razz-Kids Reading online
Poetry Journal-read and sing songs/poems at home


Need more books at home?
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Writer's Workshop: We are starting our first unit in Writer's Workshop. We will discover that we are all writers and we have special stories to tell. We will tell our stories with pictures and share conversations.

We are working on our unit in Ready Classroom on: 
iReady Intro Video:

Science and Social Studies

Social and Emotional Learning:

Dan St. Romain Behavior Lessons:

In class, Juan Pablo teaches us how to be kind and caring friends. Below are some of the phrases we use in class to help us learn to make good choices.

The phrases we use in class are in parentheses.

Please ask your child about these and reinforce them at home too.

1. Following Directions   ( I follow directions right away)

2. Handling Disappointment ( We get what we need, not always what we want)

3. Respect personal space   ( I have my space you have your space)

4. Getting a grown-up's attention appropriately (When I want the teacher's attention, I raise my hand)

5. Making Good independent choices  ( I have my own brain, I can make my own choices)

6. Paying Attention ( Where the eyes go, the brain follows)

7. Compassion   ( When I do the right thing, I have a happy heart)

8. Honesty ( Always tell the truth, no whoppers)

9)  Using Kind Words ( Just because I think it doesn't mean I say it)

10) Learning from Mistakes ( The more we practice, the better we get)

***Juan Pablo's second set of 10 More Simple Lessons for Good Behavior

1) We treat others the way we want to be treated.
2) Our differences make us special.
3) My brain controls my body.
4) We can break bad habits and build good ones.
5) We are all citizens, we take care of our community.
6) Good choices bring out my best self.
7) Our behavior sends a message.
8) I use my time wisely and do my work precisely.
9) Every person is gifted. Every person has challenges.
10) I can exercise my brain. I can exercise my body.

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Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

I can be reached at: [email protected] or Call (732) 291- 2020 ext.1016