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*

*First Day of School- September 8th 
*No School- September 28th 
*Back to School Night (Virtual)- September 29th 
*No School Columbus Day- October 12th 

Our Kindergarten Friends     

 Finn Alexander
 Acadia  Rose  Savanna
Pierce  Job  Grady
Ryan L. Jefferson
Ryan M.  Nelson John
Khloe Olivia   Abigail
Aoife Braedan Lilah

Special Class Schedule


In- Person Students 

Virtual Students















PE/Media Center

** Please check your child's assignment book and folder daily for important assignments and notices.

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Sight  Words 

Please practice these words:
The children need to know these by the end of the month!

September RED Words
and, can,
is, me, no, the, you

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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 sharing conversations.

Math:We are working on our unit in Ready Classroom on: 
Numbers 0-5

Science and Social Studies:
Getting to Know you, Kindergarten friends, Weather, Apples and Fall

Social and Emotional Learning:

Dan St. Romain Behavior Lessons:

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

The phrases we use in class are in parentheses.

Please ask you 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-ups 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 you 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: or Call (732) 291- 2020 ext.1016