• English as a New Language
     
     
    Welcome to ENL with Mrs. D'Alfonso
    Email: ndalfonso@peekskillschools.org
    Google Classroom: D'Alfonso ENL 2019-2020 (class code: lwxofy7)
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    Dear Students and Parents,
     
    Grade 4 NYSESLAT Continued Learning Packets for English Language Learners were picked up at Hillcrest on 3/16. If you were unable to pick up your packet, you can access it through my teacher page under interesting web resources. You will also find links to sound clips that go along with the speaking and listening sections of the packet.
     
    If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at the email listed above.
     
    Thank you for your help and support during this time!
     
    Sincerely,
    Mrs. D’Alfonso
     
    *3/17 Please work on NYSESLAT activities for 10-15 minutes 
     
    *3/18 Please continue to work on NYSESLAT activities for 10-15 minutes. See below for a message from Mr.L:
     
    We hope you are doing well during this unusual time in our district, city and country. If you have not already come to get an instructional learning packet please come to Hillcrest elementary school tomorrow (Wednesday) between the hours of 9:30 -12:00 or between 4:00-6:00 pm to pick up your child's schoolwork. This work is necessary to keep your child learning each day.  

    We will have breakfast and lunch available to go during the morning slot if you would like. Thank you for your help and support during these trying times.
     
    *3/19 Remember to work on NYSESLAT activities for 10-15 minutes. You can contact me at my email with any questions.
     
    *3/20 If you haven’t picked up your Continued Learning Packets (including the Grade 4 NYSESLAT Packet for English Language Learners), you can still go to Hillcrest between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., to pick them up. Remember to work on the NYSESLAT Packet for 10-15 minutes. Thank you for all your hard work!
     
    *3/23 I hope you all had a beautiful weekend! Don't forget to work on your NYSESLAT activities for 10-15 minutes. Thank you for being dedicated and hard-working!
     
    Join the PCSD community for a virtual spirit week. Checkout the flyer below:
     
    Virtual Spirit Week
     
    See below for a message from Mr.L:
     
    ALL STUDENTS should join Mr. L's Google Classroom which is called Hillcrest HAWKS to receive daily announcements and to participate in schoolwide activities and contests (ooooh! aaaah!). We tried to invite all students to join but it looks like not everyone received the invitation, so just (1) Go to Google Classroom (2) Click the + in the upper right hand corner (3) Pick "Join a Class" and then (4) enter the code: n6uv7ke. See you there!
     
    Something new I learned -- how to build a fort :) #PCSDTogetherInSpirit 
    Fort

    *3/24 You are working and learning every day and we are proud! Remember when you help family members with cooking, doing laundry, and cleaning, that's learning too! Please continue to work on NYSESLAT activities for 10-15 minutes.
     
    What are you reading? This morning my girls and I read " Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?" by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle. #PCSDTogetherInSpirit
    Brown Bear

    *3/25 Give yourself a pat on the back! You're doing great! Please continue to work on NYSESLAT activities for 10-15 minutes. 

    My latest creation #PCSDTogetherInSpirit ...
    Hawks
     
    *3/26 Enjoy the beautiful weather today! I will be going outside to get fresh air with my family. Stay tuned for a photo! Please work on NYSESLAT activities for 10-15 minutes. Friday and Monday you can take a break from working on your NYSESLAT Packet.
     
    Check out my fresh air photos! Today we ran around outside, wrote messages to our neighbors with chalk, and then took a break on the big rock in our backyard. #PCSDTogetherInSpirit
     
    Chalk  Me

    *3/27 I hope you were able to get outside today! It's such a beautiful day! 

    #peekskillprideday #PCSDTogetherInSpirit
    Pride
     
    *3/31 I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! This weekend my husband and I cleaned our whole house and the girls have already managed to get their toys everywhere! I also got to catch up with my best friends over a video call. Last week we sent out crafts to some of our family and friends that are nurses--they received them over the weekend and were so appreciative. Please share what you did over the weekend-- you can email me or leave a comment in our Google Classroom. I think about you all the time and can't wait to hear from you!

    Don't forget to work on NYSESLAT activities for 10-15 minutes.
    Nurse
     
    *4/1 I appreciate you! Over the past few weeks we have been calling your homes to see how things are going. It's been so nice to hear your voices! Please keep up the good work! 
     
    Continue to work on NYSESLAT activites for 10-15 minutes. 
     
    *4/2 Good morning my friends! The high today will be 55 degrees! If you can, get out and get some fresh air. Continue to work on your NYSESLAT activities for 10-15 minutes! I miss you all! 
     
    *4/3 Hello all! This month's commiment to character theme is FRIENDSHIP! Even though we may be apart, let's think of ways we can be a friend to someone special to us. I mailed a note to one of my friends, thanking her for all she does as a nurse. Comment in our Google Classroom to share what you can do to be a friend. 
     
    Continue to work on NYSESLAT activities for 10-15 minutes. 
     
    See images below for infomation on a free webinar regarding Google Classroom...
     
    Webinar Info Spanish Webinar Info English
     
    *4/6 I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather over the weekend! Today will be another nice day! Let's brighten up the world by making rainbows to post on our windows. When walking around our neigborhood we noticed rainbows on windows and they made us smile. If you can, create a rainbow and post a picture in our Google Classroom! Check out the "rainbow fish" my girls and I created. 
     
    Remember to work on NYSESLAT activities for 10-15 minutes. You can always email me or leave a comment in our Google Classroom, if you have any questions.
    rainbow  
     
    *4/7 Good morning everyone! I miss you all so much! Click below for a link to audible books in English and Spanish! Listen to free audible books with your family and talk about the stories.
     
     
    Things you can discuss about or do:
    • Characters (What are their character traits, do they change from the beginning to the end of the story?)
    • Setting of the story (Where and when does the story take place, how does the setting affect the story?)
    • Problem and solution (What went wrong, how was it fixed?)
    • Make predictions (What do you think will happen next?)
    • Make inferences (Figure out what the author doesn't tell you, by using information from the story and what you already know)
    • Write down questions (What do you want to learn about, what are you curious about?)
    • Retell the story (What happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story?)

    Please continue to work on NYSESLAT activities for 10-15 minutes. Email me or leave a comment in our Google Classroom with any questions!

    *4/8 Good morning everyone! There is a "practice assignment" (in our Google Classroom), that I'd like completed by Friday. Please read the directions, answer the questions in complete sentences, and "turn in." 

    Please work on NYSESLAT activites for 10-15 minutes.

    Have a fantastic day! 

    *4/9 Spanish-speaking parents please click on the link below for information on how to help your child use Google Classroom!

    https://youtu.be/SsfypvVfVlc

    Thank you for all your hard work! Don't forget to work on NYSESLAT activities for 10-15 minutes. Miss you so much! 

    *4/10 Good morning my beautiful students! I love reading your answers to the "practice assignment," in our Google Classroom. Thank you to those who completed it! I have also posted a "question of the week" in our Google Classroom. Please participate in this fun activity and continue to work on your NYSESLAT packet! Enjoy the weekend and always remember you can call, text, comment in our Google Classroom, or email me at any time! Miss you all!

    *4/13 I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Thank you to those who answered our first "Question of the Week!" Please answer this week's question by Friday! Also, continue to work on your packets. Thinking of all of you!

    *4/14 The sun is peeking through the clouds today and it's warming up a bit. If you can, get some fresh air!

    Thank you to those who've responded to the question of the week! Please submit your answer by Friday and continue to work on your packets! Sending you all hugs!  

    *4/15 Good morning everyone! Your teachers and I have been calling your families, to let you know about the new learning packets you'll be using next week. It's been really great to hear your voices! If you need a digital copy or would like to print a packet from home, I will post them under my "Interesting Web Resources" on my teacher page. Please continue to work on your original packets this week and don't forget to check our Google Classrooms. Sending you lots of love! 

    *4/16 Hi all! I just want to say I am so proud of all of you! Please continue to work on your original packets. Keep up the great work!

    *4/17 Good morning boys and girls! Thank you to those that answered the question of the week! It looks like most people miss watching soccer. You should be just about done with your original packets. Starting monday you will continue to get a message from me on our "class stream," but you will also see these great slides that will tell you your work for the day. The slides will be posted in our ENL Google Classroom, as well as your homeroom teacher's Google Classroom. You can find these slides under "classwork." If you have any questions, you can always reach out to me! Have a great weekend! 

    Dear Spanish speaking families,

    If you would like to attend a workshop on "strategies for how to help your child with reading," please click the link below:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/10ws1P1ZuGfKdwkIK2mFLAzYIH_UHiOllJ_inpPX7Yrk/edit?ts=5e99c2c1

    *4/20 Good morning students! Today is the FIRST day of online learning! You will find work for Reading, Math and Science within the slides/assignment I posted. You will see the slides/assignment in our ENL Google Classroom, as well as your homeroom teacher's Google Classroom. You only have to do the assignment once. I also have a copy of the slides in Spanish (if your parents would like them, in order to help you). Please message me if you need them. If you have any questions, you can always call, text, or comment in our Google Classroom. I miss you all so much!

    *4/21 Happy Tuesday! Today is day TWO of online learning. Please check out our Google Classroom for your assignment. You can always reach out to me if you have any questions. Can't wait to see your work!

    *4/22 Hi all! Today is day THREE of online learning. Thank you to those who have been competing the assignments. Please complete day 1 and day 2 before moving onto day 3. Remember you only have to do each assignment once. All the online assignments can be found under "Classwork" at the top of our Google Classroom page. Look for the title "Online Learning" and select the assignment(s) you need. Happy learning! 

    *4/23 Good morning my amazing students! Today is Thursday, April 23rd, and day FOUR of online learning. Please complete the assignment for day FOUR. You will have work for ELA, Math, and Science. Make sure to use all the resources in the slides. Please reach out to me if you have any questions. Sending you lots of love! -Mrs. D'Alfonso  

    Please click on the link below for a great opportunity to speak to our Director of ENL and Bilingual Education Services. This virtual meeting will take place in SPANISH. 

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/10ws1P1ZuGfKdwkIK2mFLAzYIH_UHiOllJ_inpPX7Yrk/edit?ts=5ea0e8ff

    *4/24 Please complete work for day FIVE of online learning. Be sure to use all the resources in the slides. If you have any questions, you can always reach out to me. Have a beautiful weekend. Love, Mrs. D'Alfonso  

    *4/27 I'm so proud of all of your hard work! Please complete day SIX of online learning! You can always call, text, or comment with any questions. Keep up the great work! -Mrs. D'Alfonso  

    We miss you all so much and can't wait to be together again! Attached you'll find a picture and video with a special message for all of you!

    Staff

    https://vimeo.com/411631757

    *4/28 Good morning boys and girls!  Please complete work for day SEVEN. You will notice an extra slide today. Moving forward there will be a specials slide. Today you have MUSIC! Please reach out to me with any questions. Love, Mrs. D'Alfonso 

    *4/29 I'm so proud of you! Keep it up! Please complete work for day EIGHT! Contact me if you have any questions! Love, Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *4/30 Today is the last day of April! Can you believe it? Please complete day NINE of online learning. Remember, you can always call, text, or comment with questions! Sending you a BIG hug! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *5/1 Happy May! Today you will complete day TEN of online learning. You all amaze me! Please reach out to me if you have any questions. Love, Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *5/4 I hope you all enjoyed the nice weather over the weekend! Please complete day ELEVEN of online learning! Remember to take your time and use all the resources made available to you! If you have any questions please reach out to me! Although the school building will be closed for the rest of the school year, you know I'm always here for you! Sending you a BEAR HUG!!!!Love, Mrs. D'Alfonso 

    *5/5 Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Please complete day TWELVE of online learning. Don't forget to submit your forms. Please contact me if you have any questions. Love, Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *5/6 Hi friends! Please complete day THIRTEEN of online learning. Have a great day of learning! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *5/7 It's a beautiful day outside! I hope you get to enjoy the weather! Please complete day FOURTEEN of online learning. Let me know if you have any questions! - Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *5/8 Happy Friday! Please complete day FIFTEEN of online learning. Enjoy the weekend! Love, Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *5/11 Good Morning boys and girls! I hope you had an amazing weekend! Please complete day SIXTEEN in your Homeroom Teacher's Google Classroom. Along with the slides, you will find a separate Google Doc in their Google Classroom (under "Classwork"). You will use that Google Doc to begin a writing assignment. You will go back to that document each day. If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to me. Have a great day of learning! -Mrs. D'Alfonso 

    *5/12 It's Tuesday! Please complete day SEVENTEEN in your Homeroom Teacher's Google Classroom. Along with the slides, you will find a separate Google Doc in their Google Classroom (under "Classwork"). You will use that Google Doc to continue your writing assignment. Today you'll be working on the introduction to your essay. Remember to use all the resources! If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to me. Have a terrific Tuesday! -Mrs. D'Alfonso 

    *5/13 Today is Wednesday! Please complete day EIGHTEEN in your Homeroom Teacher's Google Classroom. Along with the slides, you will find a separate Google Doc in their Google Classroom (under "Classwork"). You will use that Google Doc to continue your writing assignment. Today you'll be working on body paragraph 1 for your essay. Remember to use all the resources! If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to me. Have a wonderful Wednesday! -Mrs. D'Alfonso 

    *5/14 Happy Thursday! Please complete day NINETEEN in your Homeroom Teacher's Google Classroom. Along with the slides, you will find a separate Google Doc in their Google Classroom (under "Classwork"). You will use that Google Doc to continue your writing assignment. Today you'll be working on body paragraph 2 for your essay. Remember to use all the resources! If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to me. Have a a great day! -Mrs. D'Alfonso 

    *5/15 It's Friday! Please complete day TWENTY in your Homeroom Teacher's Google Classroom. Along with the slides, you will find a separate Google Doc in their Google Classroom (under "Classwork"). You will use that Google Doc to continue your writing assignment. Today you'll be working on the conclusion for your essay. Don't forget to "TURN IN" after you've finished. Remember to use all the resources! If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to me. Have a a great day! -Mrs. D'Alfonso 

    *5/18 I hope you got to enjoy the beautiful weather over the weekend! Please complete day TWENTY ONE of online learning. This week you will go through the day 21 slides and also go to "classwork" to find a set of Google Slides for your journaling. If you have any questions please call me. Have a great day of learning! -Mrs. D'Alfonso 

    *5/19 Good morning students! Please complete day TWENTY TWO of online learning in your homeroom teacher's Google Classroom. This week you will go through the day 22 slides and also go to "classwork" to find a set of Google Slides for your journaling. If you have any questions please call me. Have an awesome day! -Mrs. D'Alfonso 

    *5/20 I hope you are all doing well! Please complete day TWENTY THREE of online learning in your homeroom teacher's Google Classroom. This week you will go through the day 23 slides and also go to "classwork" to find a set of Google Slides for your journaling. If you have any questions please call me. Miss you all so so so much! -Mrs. D'Alfonso 

    *5/21 Hi students! Please complete day TWENTY FOUR of online learning in your homeroom teacher's Google Classroom. This week you will go through the day 24 slides and also go to "classwork" to find a set of Google Slides for your journaling. If you have any questions please call me. Sending you a big hug! -Mrs. D'Alfonso 

    *5/22 Good morning! It's going to be another beautiful day! Please complete day TWENTY FIVE of online learning in your homeroom teacher's Google Classroom. This week you will go through the day 25 slides and also go to "classwork" to find a set of Google Slides for your journaling. If you have any questions please call me. Enjoy the long weekend! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *5/26 I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Please complete day TWENTY SIX of online learning. You can always reach out to me with any questions. Have a great day of learning! Love, Mrs. D'Alfonso  

    *5/27 It's going to be a beautiful day! Please complete day TWENTY SEVEN of online learning. You can always reach out to me with any questions. If you can, try to get some fresh air! ! Love, Mrs. D'Alfonso 

    *5/28 Good morning my amazing students! Please complete day TWENTY EIGHT of online learning. Please call me if you have any questions. Miss you all! Love, Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *5/29 It's Friday! Please complete day TWENTY NINE of online learning. Let me know if you have any questions! Have an awesome weekend! -Mrs. D'Alfonso 

    *6/1 It's June! Can you believe it? Please complete day THIRTY of online learning. Please reach out to me if you have any questions! Have a great day of learning! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *6/2 Good morning boys and girls! Please complete day THIRTY ONE of online learning. Please reach out to me if you have any questions! Have a terrific Tuesday! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *6/3 Good morning students! Please complete day THIRTY TWO of online learning. Contact me if you have any questions! Have a wonderful Wednesday! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *6/4 Hello everyone! Please complete day THIRTY THREE of online learning. Contact me if you have any questions! Enjoy the sunny weather! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *6/5 Hi my amazing students! Please complete day THIRTY FOUR of online learning. Contact me if you have any questions! Have a fabulous weekend! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *6/8 Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend! Please complete day THIRTY FIVE of online learning in your HOMEROOM teacher's classroom. For the next two weeks you will be journaling. Read the directions carefully on the ELA slides. You will need to open your journal and complete entries in your homeroom teacher's classroom. Contact me if you have any questions! Have a wonderful day of learning! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *6/9 Happy Tuesday! It's going to be a hot day! Please complete day THIRTY SIX of online learning in your HOMEROOM teacher's classroom. For the next two weeks you will be journaling. Read the directions carefully on the ELA slides. You will need to open your journal and complete entries in your homeroom teacher's classroom. Contact me if you have any questions! Stay cool! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *6/10 Today is Wednesday, June 10th! Please complete day THIRTY SEVEN of online learning in your HOMEROOM teacher's classroom. For the next two weeks you will be journaling. Read the directions carefully on the ELA slides. You will need to open your journal and complete entries in your homeroom teacher's classroom. Contact me if you have any questions! Wishing you a great day of learning! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *6/11 Today is going to be rainy-- it's a great day to stay in and catch up on some work! Please complete day THIRTY EIGHT of online learning in your HOMEROOM teacher's classroom. For the next two weeks you will be journaling. Read the directions carefully on the ELA slides. You will need to open your journal and complete entries in your homeroom teacher's classroom. Please reach out to me if you have any questions! Enjoy your day! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *6/12 Happy Friday! Please complete day THIRTY NINE of online learning in your HOMEROOM teacher's classroom. For the next two weeks you will be journaling. Read the directions carefully on the ELA slides. You will need to open your journal and complete entries in your homeroom teacher's classroom. Please reach out to me if you have any questions! Have a great weekend! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *6/15 It’s a beautiful day! Please complete day FORTY of online learning in your HOMEROOM teacher's classroom. For the next week you will be journaling. Read the directions carefully on the ELA slides. You will need to open your journal and complete entries in your homeroom teacher's classroom. Please reach out to me if you have any questions! I’m so proud of you! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    A message from Mr. L (please share with your parents):

    Elementary Belongings Pick-Up/Student Drop-Off-
    Elementary students' belongings will be available for parent pick up Monday, June 15 through Thursday, June 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Woodside, Oakside and Hillcrest Schools. Thank you to our teacher’s aides and staff for collecting each students’ belongings. Parents must wear masks and remain in their cars while receiving items. If you are walking, you must wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines. Staff will bring your child's belongings to your car or to you. Instruments must be returned this week as well at Oakside and Hillcrest Schools. Uriah Hill will return student's belongings during the Pre-Kindergarten graduation car parade ceremony on Tuesday, June 16. Uriah Hill families that are walking to the parade are required to wear masks and maintain social distancing to receive their child's belongings and graduation certificate. If you have
    any questions about picking up belongings, please contact your child's school and leave a message for the school principal.

    *6/16 Only four days of fourth grade left! Please complete day FORTY ONE of online learning in your HOMEROOM teacher's classroom. For the next week you will be journaling. Read the directions carefully on the ELA slides. You will need to open your journal and complete entries in your homeroom teacher's classroom. Please reach out to me if you have any questions! I hope to see you all at our Google Meets! -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *6/17 Our last Wednesday of the year! Please complete day FORTY TWO of online learning in your HOMEROOM teacher's classroom. For the next week you will be journaling. Read the directions carefully on the ELA slides. You will need to open your journal and complete entries in your homeroom teacher's classroom. Please reach out to me if you have any questions! Also, join me for a Google Meet at 2:00! Check out our ENL Google Classroom's "stream" at 1:55 for the link  -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *6/18 Only two days of school left! Please complete day FORTY THREE of online learning in your HOMEROOM teacher's classroom. For the next week you will be journaling. Read the directions carefully on the ELA slides. You will need to open your journal and complete entries in your homeroom teacher's classroom. Let's finish strong! Also, join me for a Google Meet at 1:00! Check out our ENL Google Classroom's "stream" at 12:55 for the link. -Mrs. D'Alfonso

    *6/19 It's the last day of school! Congratulations! I'm so incredibly proud of you and honored to have been your teacher this year.

    Please complete day FORTY FOUR of online learning in your HOMEROOM teacher's classroom. Today you will be journaling. Read the directions carefully on the ELA slides. You will need to open your journal and complete an entry in your homeroom teacher's classroom. If you'd like to share your writing, please create a Flipgrid. There is a video on the slides that show you how to do so.

    Please know that I'm always here for you! I love you all very much! Have a wonderful summer! -Mrs. D'Alfonso