Kindergarten News

Mrs. Long's Class

Upcoming Events at JES

No School- Monday, September 5th

JES Fundraiser - Monday, Sept 12th - Friday, Sept 23rd

Grandparent's Day - Thursday, September 22nd

Scholastic Book Fair - Monday, Sept 19th - Friday, Sept 23rd

Fall Festival - Friday, November 4th

Skills we are working on:

  • Writing our names
  • Letters and Sounds
  • Shapes
  • Colors
  • Counting
  • Number recognition
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Parts of a Book

Weekly Assessments: 9/6 - 9/9

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.)

Comparing using a Venn Diagram

This week, we read the stories Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Chicka Chicka 123. We discussed the beginning, middle, and end of the story, and put pictures from the story in the correct sequence. We then used a venn diagram to compare the two stories talking about how they were the same and how they were different. The students also used the Doddle Buddy app on their iPads to create a picture of which story they liked best!

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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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!