Kindergarten News

Mrs. Long's Class

January 6, 2017

Upcoming Events at JES

Report cards were sent home Wednesday, January 4. Please review your child's checklist and report card. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


January 16th- Martin Luther King Jr. Day- School is in session!


January 20th- Donuts with Dads


January 27th- Elementary Night for Scottsburg Warriors


February 9th - Mobile Dentist

Skills we are working on:

  • Spelling words
  • Writing sentences
  • Letters and Sounds
  • Shapes
  • Counting to 100 by 1's, 5's and 10's
  • County to 20 by 2's
  • Writing numbers 0-60
  • Number recognition
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Rhyming Words
  • Syllables
  • CVC words
  • Character and Setting
  • Comparing stories

Weekly Assessments: 1/9 - 1/13

Spelling List 1:

dad, sad, mad, bad, had, am, the, little, to, have

Spelling Sentence- I have a little dog.

(Students will take spelling test on Friday morning.)


Nursery Rhyme

Humpty Dumpty

(Students will be recite the rhyme on Friday.)


Sight Words

Start set 3 words: are, that, do


Please continue to work on all of the words covered so far.

I, am, red, yellow, green, blue, orange, purple, black, white, brown, pink, the, little, to, a, gray, have, is, we, my, like, in, it, he, for, me, she, see, with, look, you, they, of, be, zero, one, two, three, four, not, run, at, yes, no, up, get


Sentences

The mop is on the cot.
They have a lot of pots.

He sat on top of the bin.

Look at the cat on top.

We got a trip to the pond.

Tom sees the map.
Ron sat on the mat with you.

They like my little cat.

The dog stops to hop.

You have the pots.

(Students will read 4 of these sentences to me on Thursday.)

Spelling

We will begin our weekly spelling tests next week. I will send the new list home on Fridays. This will allow you plenty of time to practice and review the words at home. Your child will have a list of ten words to spell. The words are taken from our Saxon Phonics lessons (CVC words) and our sight word lists. The students should be able to use the phonics skills they have learned, as well as sound out the words to write them correctly. Students will also be asked to write a sentence using correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. Student's will take their spelling test on Friday mornings. Your child’s spelling tests will be part of their reading grade.

Please use the lists to practice at home with your child. Another fun way to study their spelling words is Spelling City. We will be using this program at school, but you can also use it at home! Just go to: http://www.spellingcity.com/blongjes/

Once you get to the page, it will look like the picture below. You can click on “games” next to the list for the week. (For example, next week you would click next to List 1.) Make sure the words match the list that I send home!

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Changes for the new semester:

We are making a few changes for the new semester. Since we will be focusing on writing and spelling new words, I will be sending home a new option for homework. Each Monday, I will send home a Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe sheet. Students will pick three spelling activities in a row to complete. They will return the sheet along with the completed work on Friday for a treat. This will help students prepare for the spelling test that they will be taking on Friday. *(This homework is optional. It will be a great way to help reinforce the spelling of words!)

Winter Weather

What if we get snow, ice, subzero temps, or any combo of these delightful things? As we move into January and the coldest winter months, it is important for parents and students to know how school decisions are made and how 'winter works' at Scott 2!


The difficult job in deciding whether or not to change the school schedule is left to our school superintendent. Dr. Marc Slaton will follow weather forecasts from multiple sources, communicate with local law enforcement, and even personally drive district roads prior to making a decision about delaying or cancelling school. Sometimes a change is announced at night. Sometimes not until morning. Sometimes the plan changes overnight.


The most important thing to know is that the decision is ALWAYS made in the best interest of safety for school buses, students that walk to school, students that drive to school, parents that drive their kids to school, and staff members that drive to work.


When school changes are made, SchoolMessenger calls will be sent to all parent phone numbers. Parents and students can also find out about school changes on our web site, on local radio or TV, and on district Facebook sites. Please make sure your contact information is up to date in Harmony so that you are receiving the SchoolMessenger call.


If we have a 2 hour delay, schools will start at 9:45 AM. Bus routes will run two hours late but riders should be patient as winter roads often slow travel. JES will still open at 7:30 AM for parents that need to drop off students on the way to work. The YMCA Before School Program will not be in session. JES will serve breakfast at 9:30 AM. All classes will meet but on a shortened basis. Sport and club activities will be held. There will be no AM Preschool.


If we cancel school, JES will be closed. No sport or club activities will be held on days that we cancel school. All cancelled days will be made up!


Also, please send your child dressed appropriately for cold weather!

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!