picture of Ms. Van Zuiden

Hi, Kilby Tigers!  I am Mrs. Van Zuiden and I am the ESOL teacher for kindergarten! I have been teaching ESOL to kindergarten students for two years at Kilby and the year before that at Neabsco.  Before that I worked as a kindergarten classroom teacher for 10 years and taught 1st, 3rd and 4th grades as well.  I have my master's degree in Literature and Reading from George Mason University and I am certified to teach Pre-K to 6, Reading Specialist, and ESOL.  I have been married for almost 40 years, have two adult sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and two beautiful granddaughters. In addition, I have my two fur babies Daisy and Kya.

I hope you are all well during this time.  If you would like to contact me, I would love to hear from you.  My office hours are Wednesdays at 10:00-10:30 and 3:00-3:30. You can also email me at vanzuiki@pwcs.edu.


I have included a  few links to sites that are great for your child to use during this time:

Raz-Kids and Headsprout https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login and https://www.headsprout.com and located on the same webpage.  Raz-Kids has leveled books for students to read and many are available in other languages.  Headsprout is a phonemic awareness/reading site to help build fluency and comprehension. 

     Steps to Log-in to RAZ-Kids and Headsprout
         1. 
Go to www.kidsa-z.com  or  www.headsprout.com/ .  You may need to change the teacher name in the box so it will match the teacher name for your class.  The teacher name for you class is in the chart above.. Then click on the big Green button that says KIDS LOGIN.  
            2.  
Enter or choose my username: see the chart below for your class info
          
3.  Find your name on the class chart. 
            4.  
Then enter our password:  see the chart below for your class info

         

Classroom teacher 

Teacher user code 

Password Picture 

Guerra and Holden 

vanzuidenk 

rabbit 

Etzweiler 

vanzk 

duck 

Sledge and Crist 

Vanzuiden 

fish 



English Singsinghttps://www.youtube.com/user/englishsingsing9
English Singsing has short videos to work on vocabulary, phonics and more.

The Fable Cottage:   https://www.thefablecottage.com/ allows children to listen to fables in many languages.

Learn English Kids: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/ includes games, songs, videos and other activities 

Activities for the week of June 8:
Reading:  Go to Raz-Kids and read a lesson at your reading level.  Use the link and codes above to get into the website.  

Listening, Speaking and Vocabulary:  Watch the video from English Singsing about talking to friends on the telephone:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avghoN6QS_M 

Writing:  After watching the video above, write some sentences about who you would call on the telephone.  You can use the sentence starters:  I would call ________ because ______.  I would tell them _______.

Speaking:  Read your sentences to your parents, grandpartents, sister or brother or even a stuffed animal.