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Mrs. Jennifer De Young - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to Mrs. De Young's Kindergarten Class in the Gold Community at Grand Prairie!

We have 23 students in our class.

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Every student has a yellow "Take Home" folder that goes between home and school DAILY. Please check this special communication tool every night to see what we are up to each day and for all of our most important news and updates. Send any notes or papers back to us in this same yellow folder and your child will turn them in to my Cinderella mailbox.

Every child will have a yellow fluency reading bag that should go between home and school DAILY. We will use the leveled readers inside each day in class and it will be your child's HOMEWORK to read them at home each night.

4th Quarter Sight Words
she but this they from
he his that with what

I CAN statements are simple sentences designed from Common Core Standards. They are written in student-friendly language. I CAN statements break down learning objectives into actions that students can read, understand and perform. In our class, I CAN statements are posted in a yellow pocket chart and reviewed. This helps students to understand the expectations, become more responsible for their learning and more reflective of their work. Kindergarten Outcome Assessments are created from I CAN statements, which are posted on each assessment. This helps parents and students to have a clear visual of kindergarten expectations, and a better understanding of their childís development and growth.

Quarter 4 ~ "I CAN" Statements:

I can Statements 4th quarter Math and ELA

*I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
*I can say the sound a consonant makes.
*I can spell words with long and short vowels.
*I can quickly read high frequency words.
*I can tell you letters that are different in words that I read.
*I can read a story and tell you what it is about.
*I can ask and answer questions about key details in a book (with help).
*I can identify the main topic and retell key details in a book (with help).
*I can ask and answer questions to find the meaning of a word in a book (with help).
*I can tell you the reasons an author uses details in a book (with help).
*I can participate in group reading activities.
*I can talk to my friends and adults about kindergarten books and ideas.
*I can follow rules for talking and listening to each other.
*I can take turns when talking and listening to our friends.
*I can tell you what I learned from a book or video.
*I can ask and answer questions to help me learn new information.
*I can describe familiar people, places, things, and events and give details.
* I can add careful, colorful details to my pictures.
*I can talk with an inside voice and tell you what I think, feel, and know.
*I can understand and use questions words (who, what, when, where, and why, and how).
*I can tell you the meaning of a word from a story that I have heard or read.
*I can tell you two meanings for a word I know
(duck: bird or to duck: get down
bat: baseball bat or animal).
*I can tell you the meaning of a word when I add these endings: (inflections: ed, -s, -ful, -less).
*I can tell you the meaning of a word when I add these beginnings: (affixes: re-, un-, pre-).
*I can ask and answer questions about key details in a book (with help).
*I can ask and answer questions to find the meaning of a word in a book.
*I can compare and contrast what happens to characters in stories Iíve heard (with help).
*I can participate in group reading activities.


*I can use drawing, and writing to tell how I feel about a topic of a book.
*I can use drawing, and writing to name a topic and tell something about it.
*I can improve my writing by adding details with help from an adult or friends.
*I can use different technology with help from an adult and friends to create and publish writing.
*I can participate in a group project and write and tell about a favorite author and their stories. (Explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them.)
*I can answer questions about something that happened from my experiences or something Iíve learned (with help).


*I can count starting with any number.
*When I count objects, I can write the number to show how many.
*I can write numbers 0-50.
*I can show subtraction.
*I can subtract to solve word problems.
*I can show what number is needed to add to another number to make 10.
*I can quickly subtract from numbers up to 5.
*I can show how the numbers 11-19 are made of ten ones and more ones.


This week in class

I Day - In Class Activities
Name Writing Assessment
Read Aloud - Commotion in the Ocean
Focus on Kindergarten "No Excuse Words" (have, like, they, was, went, with)
Book Shop
Read your FAVORITE BOOK with partners
Ocean Animal Charts
Missing Number Fish
Missing Number Assessments
Opinion Writing -

G Day - Art
Alphabet Writing Assessment
Read Aloud - Rainbow Fish
Rainbow Fish Roll the Dice Game
Ocean Animals Graph
FIELD TRIP DAY - We will be out of the building from 11:00-1:15. We hope to see you at Fort Frankfort for a picnic and play day.
If it rains, the trip will be cancelled! You may bring your child a special lunch to school by 11:20.

E Day - Technology
Read Aloud - Rainbow Fish
Sea Creature Labels
No Excuse and Sight Word Games
Create Your Own Word Search
Colorful Rainbow Addition
Number Writing Assessment

R Day - Library ~ ALL BOOKS ARE DUE!
Let's Find Out - Splash
Opinion Writing

Extra Library Day! - Forgot your books?
Return them today!


Important Dates

Field Trip Day!

Early Dismissal - School Improvement Day

No School

Kindergarten Field Day

Last Day of Kindergarten!


Downloads List

A Few Field Trip Photos [9/27/2016]
August Kindergarten Night PowerPoint [10/11/2016]
Common Core Standards - 1st Quarte [10/3/2016]
Common Core Standards 2nd Quarter [1/28/2017]
December New [12/11/2016]
February News Part 2 [2/12/2017]
Gingerbread Man Photos [12/11/2016]
GP May Newsletter [5/3/2017]
Happy New Year Kindergarten Families [1/7/2017]
March News with Photos [3/5/2017]
News 9/11/16 - Week 3 Recap [9/11/2016]
News 9/5/16 [9/5/2016]
No Excuse Words [9/30/2016]
November News [11/7/2016]
Number Writing 1-50 Practice [1/28/2017]
October News [10/13/2016]
Shadows 2-2-17 [2/5/2017]
Sight Words 1st Quarter/Word Wall [9/29/2016]
Sight Words 2nd Quarter/Word Wall Words [11/1/2016]
Sight Words 3rd Quarter Word Wall Words [1/28/2017]
Summer Reading Programs [5/3/2017]
Thoughts on Report Cards [10/30/2016]
Week 4 News [9/18/2016]


Cool Links

10 Little Turkeys

5 Little Gingerbread Men


Addition Story Problems

All About Penguins

Bat Fact Video

Brown Bear Brown Bear Rap

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Halloween Stomp

I'm a Penguin Song

Just Dance Crazy Christmas

Learn about Penguins

Nat Geo African Penguins

Penguin Polka

Pete the Cat I Love my White Shoes


Seasons Song Video


Sight words and short sentences


The Mitten by Jan Brett

Turkey Pokey

Xtra Math

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