Mrs. Long's Class
Upcoming Events at JES
Color Days: 8/29 - 9/2
Tuesday- wear your favorite color!
Picture Day - Friday, September 2
Picture Day is scheduled for Friday, September 2nd. Your child will be bringing home an envelope for picture orders early next week. If you would like to purchase pictures online instead, follow the link here and use Johnson's unique order code: 08597CF
JES Fundraiser - Monday, Sept 12th - Friday, Sept 23rd
Grandparent's Day - Thursday, September 22nd
Scholastic Book Fair - Monday, Sept 19th - Friday, Sept 23rd
Fall Festival - Friday, November 4th
Skills we are working on:
- Writing our names
- Letters and Sounds
- Number recognition
- Nursery Rhymes
- Parts of a Book
Three Little Kittens
(Students will be recite the rhyme on Friday.)
New words: to, a, gray
Also working on: I, am, red, yellow, green, blue, orange, purple, black, white, brown,
pink, the, little,
(These will be checked on Friday.)
Sam is on the little mat.
I am the cat.
I have the little red box.
Am I Tam?
(Students will read these to me on Thursday.)
Getting down to business...
Kindergarten is officially in full swing! We have begun our 90 minute reading block, A.R., reading skill groups, weekly- sight words, nursery rhyme and fluency sentences, math, and BURST intervention groups.
Our AR time will be first thing every morning. It is very important that you read your child’s book that they bring home, and go over it with them each night. The Accelerated Reader program will test your child’s comprehension over the story that was read to them. A reading buddy will re-read the book, and help with our tests. Our goal is to have each student take at least 2 A.R. tests per week.
What are Fine Motor Skills?
Fine Motor Skills are the coordination of movements that are required for small muscle movements: cutting, writing, opening water bottles, buttoning, zipping, tying shoes, etc. Fine motor skills are important because they directly impact how well a child can write, cut paper, and perform self-help skills.
A couple days a week our morning routine will consist of fine motor learning centers. These are centers that will help strengthen hand/finger muscles and fine motor coordination. Reading and Math skills will be incorporated as well! We are lucky enough to have our own Occupational Therapist, Mandy Petersen, who will be visiting our classroom and helping us work on our fine motor skills!
Using our fine motor skills to build letters out of legos.
Exercising our fine motor muscles by "clipping" the correct number.
Writing and forming the letters of our name correctly.
Up Coming Title Events:
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) There is also is a program called Mathseeds. Mathseeds will give your child extra math skill practice. The login is the same! If you have internet access, you are encouraged to use these programs at home! Just go to www.readingeggs.com
Scholastic Book Orders
Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub
One-Time Class Activation Code: GWMXY
Ordering online is fast and easy:
- VISIT https://orders.scholastic.com/GWMXY
- CLICK on "Connect to Your Teacher " under the FOR PARENTS section.
- ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code
- 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!
Competition ends at the end of the nine weeks!
We are collecting Box Tops this year! You can find them on lots of packages… everything from school supplies to taco shells! Each regular Box Top clipping is worth 10 cents, and those can add up quickly when we all turn them in! Please put your labels in a baggie or an envelop, label them "Long" and send them in.... Thanks so much!!
*(You can also search for What's Happening in Kindergarten)
**This is a work in progress- there will be more information sent home at a later date!