• April 7, 2020

    I hope you are enjoying Spring Break! Did you get to check out the Great Lakes?  I hope so!

    Did you know that Ms. Herrington studied French for many years and was an exchange student? C'est la vertite!  While I cannot afford to visit France in person, I love that you can visit many of its famous sites online. France is especially known for some of its magnificent museum - its most famous being the Louvre.  You can visit more than a dozen of the Louvre's galleries here:

    https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

    There's something for everyone, whether you like Ancient Egypt or the Midevial times.  You can even see the old Moat (yes - think moat around a castle) that used to protect the Louvre.

    Enjoy! 

    Love, Ms. H

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  • Monday, April 6, 2020

    Good morning and happy spring break!!

     

    I hope you use this week to relax, rest up, and catch yourself up.  I know that's what I will be doing.

    Normally during Spring Break, I would be taking little day trips with my children to the zoo or museums in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Since that is not possible, we are going to try some of the virtual trips that are out there.  The fun part is that we can "go" a lot farther away through the computer.

    First stop: The Great Lakes

    Did you know that Ms. Herrington has only been a New Jerseyan for 15 years? I've lived all over this country, but I was born in Ohio off Lake Erie.   Check out these videos to see some of the sights I grew up with.

    I hope you enjoy! 

    https://www.greatlakesnow.org/educational-resources/virtual-field-trip/

    If you have any suggestions for what you'd like to see tomorrow, email me or comment through our Google Classroom!

    Love,

    Ms. Herrington

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  • April 3, 2020

    Good morning and happy Friday!!

    You did it! You made it through 3 weeks of remote learning!  I know this was a huge change; it is a huge adjustment for teachers too.  I am so proud of you and all the work you have done and things you have learned.

    Now you get to rest for a week!  Happy Spring Break! Normally we would be talking about the things we are going to go do, but this year we will have to find things to do at home. (And sleep - I plan on napping a lot!)  I will try to post activities in our google classrooms that you might be able to do FOR FUN. Fun only.  What?!  You aren't on our google classrooms yet?  Be sure to join!  I sent you an invite just look for it on your "classes" tab.  I also sent you the code on your homeroom teacher's stream.

    Have a super day!

    Love,

    Ms. Herrington

     

     

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  • April 2, 2020

    Good morning friends!

    Today is World Autism Awareness Day!  All over the world people are wearing blue and lighting up buildings with blue lights to recognize the people in our communities who are on the Autism Spectrum.  We probably all know someone who has some form of autism.  Some things may be more difficult for them, but we want to make sure that we are helping them be a part of our communities.

    If you are wearing blue today, post a picture and take #HTSDpride!

    Please remember to join our google classrooms!  I can help you with any of your work!

    Love,

    Ms. Herrington

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  • March 32, 2020

    Good morning!

    I don't want to alarm you, but there is a giant, bright, yellowish circle in the sky today.

    It must be April Fool's Day!

    Have a super day!  Please log on to our google classrooms.  If you go to your Classrooms tab, you will see a join button. If you don't see it, I will also post the code in your homeroom classroom.  

    Love, 

    Ms. Herrington

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  • March 31, 2020

    Good morning! 

    Can you believe it's the last day of March!  

    I took another webinar class yesterday to learn how to do all of this online teaching.  Today I take one about making youtube videos.  That way I can post videos showing you how to solve math problems or reading you a book. My daughter, Sondra, said she will also help me.  So please make sure you are logging on to our classroom!  

    5th grade friends, you have a daily Zoom meeting at 10 am.  Log on to any of the 5th grade team's classrooms for the Zoom code.  I'll see you there!

    Have a super day!

    Love,

    Ms. Herrington

     

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  • Good morning Kuser Cats!!

     

    I hope you had a relaxing weekend.  We are starting our third week of remote learning.  You should be finding that more and more of your classes and groups are moving over to Google Classroom, and that is what we will be doing as well.  I will still be posting the assignments here as well to make sure everyone gets them - at least for the time being.

    I bought a special camera to be able to show you and help you with more things like math problems from home.  I still have to figure out how it works, but that is my goal the next few days. Stay tuned!

    Keep up the great work social distancing Have a super week!

    Love,

    Ms. Herrington

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  • March 27, 2020

    Good morning and happy Friday!!

    You did it!!  You made it to the end of our second week of remote learning!  You rock!!  I am so proud of you for trying your best! Shout out to your families! I know they are working so hard to help you get through your school work! <3

    Today is Kindness day for spirit week!  Post messages of kindness on all your social media platforms.  Send messages of kindness on our Google Classroom comments section!  Be extra kind to your families for doing everything to help you with this new learning from home! 

    I am asking all of you to start completing a checkin for attendance in our google classrooms.  Please do this even if you are completing your homeroom teachers work before getting to our small group work.  I want to make sure we have great communication, so I can help you in any way possible.

     Get outside today!  The high temperature is 67. Tomorrow is going to be in the 40s.  EEK! It's okay with me, if it's okay with your families, to save some of today's work for tomorrow if it helps you get outside more today. We have to be reasonable since we are all cooped up at home for now.

    Have a great day and weekend!  

    Love,

    Ms. Herrington

     

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  • Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Good morning!

    I am very excited to learn how many of you were able to borrow laptops from school!  Now you all will be able to fully participate with your class and your lessons. 

    If you're just getting started and feel a little behind, don't worry.  We will help you get caught up!  Just take a breathe when you start to feel stressed out. I know adjusting to remote learning has been stressful at times for my kids - and me too!  (Be gentle with your parents too as they get used to it.)

    If you get a phone call from an unknown caller today and tomorrow, it might just be me. I'm trying to get a hold of each of you to see how you're doing.  I really miss seeing you in person.

    You got this!

    Love,

    Ms. Herrington

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  • March 25, 2020

    Good morning kids!

    Hope you enjoyed some of that gorgeous sunshine yesterday! 

    Today is crazy sock day.  Show your school spirit; post a picture of your crazy socks and tag #HTSDspirit.  I hope you all were able to pick up your packets from school.  Contact the main office if you need to. 

    Have a super day!

    Love, 

    Ms. Herrington

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  • March 24, 2020

    Good morning friends,

     

    Today is thankfully somewhat sunny after yesterday's all day rain!  It will give you a chance to get some fresh air and stretch your legs

    It is very important that you get your second packet of work picked up today!  Mr. Kesting sent out a call to your parents.  You will need this work.

    Have a super day!

    Love,

    Ms. Herrington

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  • March 23, 2020

    Happy Monday!!

    How are you all doing?  I hope you had a restful weekend.

    Has everyone been able to log into their Google Classrooms?  That is very important!  If you need any help, please let me or your homeroom teacher know. 

    If you do not have a computer to use at home, it is SUPER important that you have your parents call the school TODAY!!  The school can loan you one to use, but you have to arrange that today because pick up is tomorrow! 

    Let's have a great week!

    Love,

    Ms. Herrington

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  • March 20, 2020

    Good morning!

    Happy Friday!  We made it through the first week of remote learning!  Hooray!  Even if it didn't feel smooth or you worried you missed something, I'm sure you did fine.  The important thing is that you started to get familiar with the Google Classrooms and your teacher websites.  I ask that you look for our google classrooms, Herrington Basic Skills.  I sent you all invites.  

    Today is going to be very warm!  I think it is a very good day to get some of your PE (gym) assignments done!  Try to get outside if possible, just remember to use safe social distance if you see friends also out. (6 feet or about 2 meters)

    Have a great weekend!

    Love, 

    Ms. Herrington

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  • March 19, 2020

    Good morning!

    The news told me it is the official start of spring for the Northern Hemisphere - that's us!  Hopefully these showers will bring May flowers!  It will be nice to get outside to stretch our legs in the sunshine.

    Have a super day!

    Love,

    Ms. Herrington

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  • March 18, 2020

    Good morning!

    I hope most of you have gotten started on your class work.  Don't worry if you feel a little disorganized at first, we are all getting used to this together.  Just do your best!

    If you are really confused, e-mail me.  I will reply right away - especially between 10 am and 2 pm.

    Have a super day!

    Love, 

    Ms. Herrington

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  • March 17, 2020

    Good Morning!

    I hope you got through your first day of remote learning without too much stress.  Remember we just want you to try your best.  You will get the hang of it in no time!  I myself am learning a lot of new things.

    Today is St. Patrick's Day!  Be sure to throw on something green.  You know I am wearing my favorite green skirt with the horseshoes. Did you know that horseshoes have been considered lucky for a long time?!  They were made of iron which people thought kept bad things away!

     Have a great day!  

    Love, 

    Ms. Herrington

     

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  • Monday, March 16, 2020

    Good morning!

    How are you today?  Did you have a nice weekend?  Is your family ready to practice social distancing? 

    Like most people, I did not go out this weekend with friends.  I stayed at home with my family.  The weather was nice so we spent some time outside together. 

    Today is my daughter's birthday! She turned 10! So we will be celebrating with some cake.  We are going to wait until summer to have her birthday party with friends.  

    Big virtual hugs!

    Love,

    Ms. Herrington

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    Friday, March 13, 2020

    Dear students, 

    Today we are sending you home with school materials for remote learning, that means continued learning away from Kuser.  As your families and the school district has probably told you, this is for the safety of everyone in the community. You will be expected to complete school work as if you are in school.  I have provided you with the materials you will need to complete our small group work.  In addition, you may contact me with any questions at sherrington@hamilton.K12.nj.us.   I will email you back as soon as possible.  I would also like to encourage you to check our school and my teacher website.  www.Hamilton.k12.nj.us/Kuser.  I will be updating it regularly.  I will also be posting each day’s lessons.   You can also reach me by text message through the Remind App.  Your parents just need to join our class through this Remind link: https://www.remind.com/join/7h2agb  Our class is called Herrington Kuser Basic Skills.

     

    I will miss seeing you in person.  Be safe.  Listen to your families.  Be the best Kuser Cats you can be.

    Love,

    Ms. Herrington

     

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Ms. Herrington

Welcome! My name is Ms. Herrington.  I am a Basic Skills Intervention teacher at Kuser Elementary School.  I work in small groups with students on Reading and Math skills.  I enjoy seeing my students grow and reach their full potential.

When I'm not at school, I spend a great deal of time advocating for public education, my students, and my profession.  I share my life with my three children, Gabriel, Sondra, and Isaiah, and my husband.  For fun, I enjoy reading, building, and restoring my vintage camper and 1964 Dodge Dart.