Kindergarten News

Mrs. Long's Class

December 9, 2016

Upcoming Events at JES

Santa Shop - Wednesday, December 14th - Friday, December 16th

Angel Tree -items need to be turned in by Friday, December 16

Exchange Gifts -due Friday, December 16

Christmas Break - Wednesday, December 21 - Tuesday, January 3

*School Resumes on Wednesday, January 4

Skills we are working on:

  • Letters and Sounds
  • Shapes
  • Counting to 60 by 1's and 10's
  • Writing numbers 0-50
  • Number recognition
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Rhyming Words
  • Syllables
  • CVC words
  • Character and Setting
  • Comparing stories

Weekly Assessments: 12/12 - 12/16

Nursery Rhyme

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

(Students will be recite the rhyme on Friday.)

Sight Words

No new sight words this week. We have covered all words in set 1 and 2. Please continue to work on all words!

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


The cat can see the rat.

Little Dan can look in the pan.

We like my little cat, Kim.

I have a mat.

Kim naps with me.

I see a kit.

Look for the little cat.

She ran with me.

The fin is little.

We like to look at the bat.

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

Classroom Gift Exchange

We will be having our class Christmas celebration and gift exchange on Tuesday, December 20th. Please purchase a $5 gift for your child to participate in our class gift exchange. Please wrap the gift and address it to: a boy or a girl, and from: your child’s name.

Send in your present as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, December 16th. If you are not able to purchase a gift, please let me know and I will make sure your child has one.

Angel Tree

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Holiday Fun!

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Gingerbread Unit

We completed our two week Gingerbread unit! This week we read The Gingerbread Pirates, The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers, Gingerbread Friends, and Gingerbread Man Loose in School. We compared the characters, setting, and the problem and solution of each story. We made gingerbread men headbands, gingerbread houses, measured gingerbread men, and even baked and decorated our very own gingerbread cookie!

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!