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Mrs. Erin Johnson - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to Mrs. Johnsonís Kindergarten Class in the Gold Community at Grand Prairie!

We are going to have a fantastic 2017-2018 school year and I am so thrilled to be a part of it!

Please check our class page often as it will be updated weekly.

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 the turn in tray. Take out and keep any other papers home.

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. Also in the bag will be math games and activities to practice for homework. They will be switched out every couple of days. These do not need to come back. Library books can be brought home too, but have your child bring them back every day to use at class. Remember to return on the next library day! (every T day)

Download the free Remind 101 app to receive free text messages from me for reminders and announcements from our classroom!
Enter this number: 81010
Text this message: bf8a79

*** Specials do NOT occur every Mon., Tue., etc.... Instead, they'll fall on a T, I, G, E, or R day. When we're off school, it's a NO LETTER day.

T day: P.E. & Library
I day: P.E. & Art
G day: P.E & Technology
E day: P.E.
R day: P.E. & Music
P.E.: every day!
Please have gym shoes at school. Lunch: 11:20-11:40, then Recess: 11:40-12:00

3rd quarter sight words:
and, to, on, here, come, you, of, have, for, but, big, had, be

Please remember to check my newsletter monthly for the focus "I can" statements. The "I can" statements will be on my webpage for each quarter.
"I can" statements were written in student friendly language to target specific learning skills from our common core state standards. Your child will link these statements to learning on a daily basis. When you visit the classroom, you will see them posted on our whiteboard.

Here are just a few of the Learning Targets for Quarter 3:

3rd Quarter I canís:

I can put letters together to make words.
I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can sound out words.
I can identify the first, middle, and ending letter in a word.
I can hear, say, and write words that rhyme.
I can clap the sounds I hear in a word.
I can break up words into parts.
I can put together the first sound with the last part to make a word.
I can break up a word into the first sound and the last part.
I can separate and say the beginning, middle, and ending sounds in C-V-C words.
I can add or change letters in words to make new words.
I can say the sound a consonant makes,
I can quickly read high frequency words.

I can identify characters, settings, and major events in a story (with help).
I can recognize different types of text (poetry, storybooks).
I can retell stories that Iíve heard and include key details.
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 use the illustrations to tell about a story (with help).
I can compare and contrast what happens to characters in stories that Iíve heard (with help).
I can identify the main topic and retell key details in a book (with help).
I can tell you the connections between two people, ideas, or events in a book (with help).

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 adults and my peers.

I can show how the numbers 11-19 are made of ten ones and more ones.
I can count to 100 by 10ís.
I can count to 100 by ones.
I can show addition.
I can add to solve word problems.
I can make a number less that ten by putting together 2 groups of pictures or objects.
I can show what number is needed to add to another number to make 10.

I can use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
I can construct and argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.
I can use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.
I can communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water air, and/or other living things in the local environment.

As you know, we are required by the new Erin's Law to provide lessons on sexual abuse and prevention education. In October Grand Prairie Elementary School Social Workers will be coming into our classroom to talk about the "Th

This week in class

April 23- I day
Art & P.E.
Send me your Mother's Day picture of you and your child if you haven't already. JPEG format.

April 24 -G day
Technology & P.E.
Spring running club begins

April 25 - E day
Waste free lunch in honor of Earth Day!
Please use reusable containers and silverware instead of throw away kinds.

April 26 - R day
Music & P.E.
Band Hot Lunch
Wear Gold for our community color!

April 27 - T day
Library & P.E. (don't forget to bring your library books back!)
Popsicle day for the troops $1


Important Dates

Email me your Mother's Day picture if you haven't done so already in a JPEG format.


Spring Running Club begins

Waste Free Lunch! Please use reusable containers and silverware instead of throw away items.

Band hot lunch

Wear Gold for our community color

Popsicle day to benefit the troops

Kindergarten Mother's Day Tea 1:00-2:30


Downloads List

April Newsletter [3/22/2018]
Around the World [2/5/2018]
Beginning of the year packet [8/16/2017]
Box tops sheet [8/18/2017]
December Newsletter 2017.doc [12/5/2017]
Dr. Seuss Week [2/22/2018]
Grand Prairie September Newsletter [9/2/2017]
Halloween parties and parade information [10/27/2017]
January Newsletter 2018.doc [1/21/2018]
Kindergarten Curriculum Night powerpoint [8/22/2017]
Kindergarten High Frequency Words [8/18/2017]
Kindergarten Welcome Letter [8/16/2017]
March Newsletter [2/28/2018]
November Newsletter 2017.doc [11/2/2017]
October Newsletter [9/27/2017]
Words their Way parent letter [8/18/2017]


Cool Links


Caterpillars, plants, and ten frames!

Elf on the Shelf video

Great Minds

Kindergarten News Video

Measurement video

Pebble Go

Raz Kids


Shapes video


Storyline Online

Super Readers have Fluency Bags and Pointer Power (video)



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