Ms. Burns' Kindergarten Connections

September 2, 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 Festival - Friday, November 4

Skills We Are Working On:

  • Shapes
  • Letter Recognition and Sounds
  • Number Recognition and Counting
  • Writing Numbers
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Rhyming Words
  • Parts of a Book
  • Characters
  • Setting

Weekly Assessments

Nursery Rhyme

Pat A Cake

(Students will be recite the rhyme on Friday.)

Sight Words

New words: have, is, we

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

pink, the, little, to, a, gray

(These will be checked on Friday.)


Max I am.

I have a little cat.

I am 5.

Is the little dog red?

(Students will read these to me on Thursday.)

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Comparing Using a Venn Diagram

This week, we read the stories Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Chicka Chicka 123. We then used a venn diagram to compare the two stories talking about how they were the same and how they were different.

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.

Title 1 Events

Mrs. McIntosh would like to invite you to join Remind 101 to receive text messages and/or emails to keep you informed about the many Title 1 events at Johnson Elementary. Follow the directions below to get signed up!
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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!