Kindergarten News

Mrs. Long's Class

May 25, 2017

Upcoming Events at JES

May 29th- No school: Memorial Day

May 30th- Kindergarten Graduation at 2:00 in the gym

June 1st- Last day of school. School wide trip to the movies in the morning!

Parent Survey

Scott County School District 2 is trying to better understand what our parents want for their child’s education and how we can continue to provide a brighter future for your student.

If you have not already, please fill out this quick survey.

We appreciate your time and input!


Students have been taking home AR books from our classroom library to read each night. Unfortunately, many of them have not been returned causing our classroom library to dwindle. Please take the time to look around the house to see if there are any of these books and return them to school as soon as possible. Thank you for your help!

Let the count down begin:

This will be the last newsletter for this school year. We have officially started the count down to summer... With only 3 days left of school, each day will go by quickly! I have enjoyed working with your child this year and watching them grow. As exhausting as it can be at times, there is no better job than being a teacher. I am honored that you trusted me to take care of your precious children 180 days out of the year. I can't help but feel as though I play a small part in their future. I am so proud of the progress they have made this school year. I will miss them dearly as they move on. I hope each of you have an enjoyable and safe summer!

We spent this week reviewing skills and wrapping up all of our testing!

Next week we have a FUN filled week! We will have our kindergarten graduation ceremony, spend time reminiscing about our favorite things in kindergarten, pack and clean up the classroom, and have our end of the year field trip to the movies!

Kindergarten Graduation

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Weekly Assessments:

All assessments have been completed! A final checklist was sent home this week. Report cards will be mailed after the last day of school. Please continue to work with your child over the summer. This will keep the skills they have learned fresh in their minds, and help to get them started off on the right foot in first grade!


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.

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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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 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

Scholastic Book Orders

Shop Online:

One-Time Class Activation Code: GWMXY

Ordering online is fast and easy:

  • 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!!


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)


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!