Johnson's News

January 29, 2016

BINGO NIGHT

Friday, February 05, 2016

Mountain Park Cafeteria

Doors Open at 6:30pm

Games begin at 7pm

FREE Admission - $3.00 for 1 card or $5.00 for 2 cards

You get a Bingo card to play all 8 games for prizes;

Come have dinner and win prizes!!!

Pizza $1.00, Drinks $1.00, Candy $1.00

Popcorn $.50 and Cookies $.50

**Children MUST be accompanied by an adult**

Sight Words, Guided Reading and More

Many children are working hard on learning their sight words. Thank you to those parents who have been so supportive and helped their child practice at home and become better readers. At this time your child should be learning the third nine weeks or higher level sight words to be considered on/above grade level. Students should also be reading a level C or higher by the end of the third nine weeks to be considered "on grade level." Please help us support your child at school by making sure that your child is practicing their sight words at night and reading their guided reading book. Some children may even have enrichment and writing activities to help support their understanding of the story.


During Guided Reading groups, students are reading with the teacher, listening to reading, reading silently, and reading with a partner. Please have a conversation with your child about the importance of this time of the day. All children need to be actively engaged in reading (no "fake reading" allowed) and focused on their learning. Our goal is to work with each child in small groups or individually without having to stop and redirect student learning and behavior. Thank you so much for your support with this effort at home.

Next week, we are learning...

In reading and writing, we will continue learning how to retell a story. Retelling is an essential component for a student's reading comprehension. Students must be able to retell stories in order to move up in their reading level. When we retell, we teach students to retell the characters, setting, and major events in the story. Next week, we will read multiple groundhog fiction stories to practice identifying the problem and solution in a story. Students will identify the characters and setting, as well as identify the problem and solution. In writer's workshop, we will continue opinion writing. Students should be able to express their ideas and thoughts about something and be able to support their reason using the word "because." Student writing should reflect planning and focus as well as simple sentences that contain details. Errors in language usage and conventions should have a minimal effect on the meaning of the writing.


In math, our study of shapes continues. Students will learn how to make new shapes from other shapes. They will explore using triangles to construct trapezoids and hexagons, and using small squares to make bigger squares. As a challenge, students will be asked to construct 2D and 3D shapes and compare/contrast them. You can help with this skill at home by giving your child straw and playdoh to construct shapes. Marshmallows and toothpicks are fun, too! Talk to your child about what they notice. Talk to your child about the number of sides and corners they see. How are shapes similiar? How are they different?


In science, we will continue learning about rocks and soils next week. We will also discuss groundhogs and how shadows are made. Will the groundhog see his shadow?

Six Flags READ to Succeed

Reading logs are due! If your child has completed their 360 minutes of reading please send the log to school with your child. All logs must be signed by an adult and turned in on time for your child to receive one free admission ticket. Tickets will be rewarded at the end of the school year when your child receives their final report card.

Library: Wednesday-Please make sure your child is returning his/her library book on time.

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Email addresses for Kindergarten teachers


melissia johnson@gwinnett.k12.ga.us