Kindergarten News

Mrs. Long's Class

March 17, 2017

Upcoming Events at JES

March 21st- Spring party in the classroom from 2:15-3:00 (Last day before Spring Break!)


March 22-April 2nd- Spring Break


April 11th -12th - Kindergarten Registration 2:00-7:00pm @ Myer Gym


April 27th- Preschool Enrollment 3:30- 7:00pm


April 28th- Purse Bingo 6:00pm @ Johnson Township Fire Department

Report Cards:

The third nine weeks has ended. Your child has been tested over their 3rd quarter checklist and their report card is complete.

Your child should have mastered all items on the 3rd checklist. (The check list is on white paper) Please look at the checklist carefully. Each skill area will be in a separate section/box. The left side shows all of the correct answers. The right side shows what your child has NOT yet mastered. Please use the right side as a list of things to work on at home with your child.

On your child's report card they will be receiving one of the following grades in Reading and Math. (Report cards are on green paper)

The grades are as follows:

O= (Outstanding) 90-100%,

S (Satisfactory) =80-89%,

I (Improving)= 70-79%,

N (Needs Improvement) =60-69%,

U= (Unsatisfactory) 59% or below

The grades on your child’s report card come from the skills listed on the checklist, as well as tests taken in class. These tests include: weekly fluency sentences, phonics word lists, cold read booklets, nursery rhymes, spelling tests, AR tests, and math tests. In all other subjects they are given a CR for credit/participation.

If your child earned an N or U, it means that they are not on grade level and have NOT mastered the skills they needed to be successful next year in first grade.

Please keep their checklist and report card at home for your records. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me!

Kindergarten Round-up

Calling all Kindergarteners for the 2017-2018 school year:
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Preschool Registration

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Help spread the word about Johnson's Bingo Night!

Johnson Elementary will host PTO Bingo Night on Friday, April 28th at Johnson Township Fire Department at 6:00 PM. (Doors will open at 5:30 PM) Anyone 18 and over can attend. Cost is $15 per person. Prizes will include purses and themed baskets. Raffles and concessions will also be available. All proceeds from this event will go towards Johnson's PTO.
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Skills we are working on:

  • Spelling words
  • Writing first and last name
  • Writing sentences
  • Letters and Sounds
  • Shapes- 2D and 3D
  • Counting to 100 by 1's, 5's and 10's
  • County to 20 by 2's
  • Writing numbers to 100
  • Number recognition
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Rhyming Words
  • Syllables
  • CVC words
  • Character and Setting
  • Comparing stories

Weekly Assessments: 4/3 - 4/7

Students will not be assessed on spelling, sight words, nursery rhyme, or sentences next week due to a two day week!

*We will get back on schedule with our new assessments when we return from Spring Break. School resumes on Monday April, 3rd.

The Fuzzy Caterpillar

Students will need to be able to recite the rhyme to me on Friday.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvwBUUv86rQ

Sight Words:

We are working on Sight Word List 4.

On Friday, students will be checked on the following words:

play, big, funny, find, because, friend


*Please continue to review all words on List 1, 2, and 3.

Weekly Sentences

Students will read four of these sentences on Thursday.
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Spelling

Spelling City is a great website for students to use to practice spelling the words. There are a variety of games they can play and/or take a practice test. Students will be using this site to practice the words at school as well.

You can log on to our class lists here: http://www.spellingcity.com/blongjes/

This Week's Spelling Homework Sheet:

Students are to choose three spelling activities to complete. If they return the sheet along with the completed work on Friday they will get a treat. This will help students prepare for the spelling test that they will be taking on Friday.

*Remember homework is optional, but it is also a great way to help reinforce the skills we are learning. It also provides extra practice!

Pinwheel

In an effort to improve communication between Johnson Elementary and our school community, we are now using Pinwheel. We are sure you will appreciate the convenience of a single source for all the information you want to know in a simple, intuitive system. You will be able to stay on top of everything that your kids are up to, and can receive homework and test reminders …as well as club meetings, practices, and game updates. Information came home with your students to help you to create a Pinwheel account.

https://trypinwheel.com/

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 a 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.

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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Studydog

Study Dog is another app that we will be using periodically that focuses on reading skills. Your child can also use the Studydog program at home! Just go to http://studentstudydog.com 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)

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) 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!

Box Tops!!

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!!

Facebook

Click here to access our CLASS FACEBOOK PAGE! I will post pictures and information on here each week. There will be extra credit posted a few times a week so make sure you check it each night!

*(You can also search for What's Happening in Kindergarten)

Canvas

This is where all our information will be found! Ask your child to show you our Canvas page! 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!


**This is a work in progress- there will be more information sent home at a later date!