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
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!
Help spread the word about Johnson's Bingo Night!
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
- 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!
The Fuzzy Caterpillar
Students will need to be able to recite the rhyme to me on Friday.
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.
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:
*Remember homework is optional, but it is also a great way to help reinforce the skills we are learning. It also provides extra practice!
Accelerated Reader Prize Incentive Program
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!