Jennie Morrell


Click on the links below for online learning for kindergartners.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic Let's Find Out Magazine

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Special News

Click below to see the kindergartners perform a St. Patrick's Day play

 Have You Seen My Pot of Gold?



Upcoming Events


January 28th - ABC Fashion Show - a Fundations Unit Celebration




AES Spirit Days

Let's go AES!

Click above to see the school spirit days for this school year. 


*Please read with your child every day. Talk about the story as you read and when finished.

What do you think is going to happen next?

Who was in the story?  Where did the story take place?

What happened first in this story?  What happened next/last?

What was your favorite part of the story?  Why did you like that part?

Did this story remind you about other stories we've read/things that have happened to us?


Click below for some Kindergarten

Literacy Building Activities to try at home:

Literacy Bingo

Literacy Games & Activities




High Frequency Sight Words, or Trick Words, are those words that do not follow the conventional rules and patterns of spelling. However, your child will frequently encounter these words in his/her own reading and writing. We ask that your child not try to sound out these words, since they cannot be sounded out. Instead, your child needs to learn these by memorizing them.

Here are some suggestions:

• Have your child write each word on an index card and put them on a metal ring. Keep a set of cards in the car, and at home. When there is a spare moment, have your child practice reading and spelling the words. Your child may also want to try to put the word(s) into a sentence.

• Use magnetic letters on the refrigerator and every night practice spelling two or three different words. For fun, try using Cheerios, or have your child cut out the letters from a magazine and make a collage in a “Word Scrapbook”

• Try “Sky Write” the words with your child. Hold your arm stiff like a board out in front of you and print the letters that make up the word. Say the letters as you print them and then say the word.

• Create two sets of index cards and play Concentration or Go Fish. Once you, or your child, have a pair of words, stop for a minute to spell the word. Then read the word together. This will help your child to make the visual and auditory connection with the word.

Borrowed from: Holman Elementary School - Jackson (NJ) School District

Fundations Level K Trick Words










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More From Mrs. Morrell

RULER - Using the Mood Meter

Learn how to use this tool and strategies to help manage emotions.  We use the Mood Meter in our classroom on a daily basis, as a check-in to mark how we are feeling at arrival and as a tool to help us regulate our big emotions.

Click here to view a copy of the Mood Meter we use in kindergarten.


Losing our grip: More students entering school without fine motor skills

Please read this October 2015 article on the increase of fine motor difficulties in young children.  There are some great home activities to help build your preschoolers fine motor skills.



 Loose Parts Play

What exactly are "loose parts" and how can young children play with them?  See how these collections of items can help your children with their creativity, spatial awareness, fine motor and cognitive skills.



Rest blankets should be returned to school at the beginning of each week. 

Children should wear sneakers to school on Tuesdays for PE class.

Send an extra change of clothes and face masks to school with your child.

Library books should be returned to school by Wednesdays.




Photos - 2021-2022



 Practicing number writing formation

Shaving Cream Numbers



International Dot Day - 2021

A celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration


Celebrating Dot Day


Sky Writing
Pointing to the lines on the Fundations Writing Grid
Sky Writing