Ms. Burns' Kindergarten Connections

September 9, 2016

Upcoming Events at JES

Fundraiser Kickoff - Monday, September 12

JES Fundraiser - September 12 - September 23

Grandparent's Day - Thursday, September 22

Scholastic Book Fair - September 19 - September 23

Fall Break - October 10 - 14

Fall Festival - Friday, November 4

September Birthdays

Happy Birthday to:

Elizabeth Gailliez - September 27

Weekly Assessments

Nursery Rhyme

One, Two Buckle My Shoe

(Students will be recite the rhyme on Friday.)

Sight Words

New words: my, like

Also working on: I, am, red, yellow, green, blue, orange, purple, black, white, brown,

pink, the, little, to, a, gray, have, is, we

(These will be checked on Friday.)


The fan is red.

The girl is little

The dog is big.

I am a boy.

(Students will read these to me on Thursday.)

Happy Birthday, Indiana!

On Tuesday, there was a buffalo in the parking lot. It is traveling to all of the school to celebrate Indiana's bicentennial! Happy 200th birthday, Indiana!!

This Weeks Highlights

Our school nurse, Mrs. Anderson, and her student nurse gave us a quick lesson on when and how to correctly wash our hands. We read the story Rhyming with the Dust Bunnies. Then the students practiced their rhyming skills. Finally, we talked about communities and all of the different people and places that make up our community. We also talked about what we wanted to be when we grow up!

Dreambox math

We will be using the program Dreambox Math in addition to our regular math curriculum. Your child will be able to work on their individual math level to help meet their needs. If you have internet access, your child can use this program at home as well. Your child should be familiar with how to get into the program once you get them started. See the letter below to access Dreambox Math at home!
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Study Dog is another app that we will be using throughout the year that focuses on reading skills. Your child can also use the Studydog program at home! Click on the following link and enter your child's information. Their username and password is the same as Reading Eggs. (Username: First name, Middle initial, Last name/ Password: First name and lunch number)

Accelerated Reader Prize Incentive Program

Students have started bringing home an AR book to be read to them each night. They will be able to take an AR test on it the next morning with the help of 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade reading buddy. Students earn points for each test they pass. Use the following link to view the 2016-2017 AR Prize Incentive Program.

Reading Eggs

Your child has been introduced to the program Reading Eggs. We will be using Reading Eggs regularly throughout the school year. A paper has been sent home with your child's login and password information. *(Login: first name, middle initial, last name. Password: is first name and lunch number) If you have internet access, you are encouraged to use this program at home! Just go to

Box Tops!!

Competition ends at the end of the nine weeks!

We are collecting Box Tops this year! We are not sending home sheets to tape them on this year, instead we would like you to put them in a baggie and label them "Burns." Thanks so much!!

Scholastic Book Orders

Shop Online:

One-Time Class Activation Code: DZM78

Ordering online is fast and easy:

  • ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code DZM78
  • SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books and value packs
  • SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
  • All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!


This is where all our information will be found! Let me know if you have any questions about Canvas. You can also download the app on your phone and access information from there as well!