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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

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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 on the front board 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.

1st Quarter I canís:

ELA:
* I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
* I can say the sound a consonant makes.
* I can quickly read high frequency words.
* I can put letters together to make words.
* I can put words together to make a sentence,
* I can identify the first letter of a word.
* I can break up words into parts.
* I can hear and say sounds that rhyme.

Reading:
* I can identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
* I can name the author and illustrator of a book and tell you what they do.
* I can tell how illustrations and words match. I can retell a story I have heard including key details.

Writing:
* I can use drawings to tell about something that happened in order and how I felt about it.

Math:
* I can count objects and write the number to show how many.
* I can write numbers 0-20.
* I can say the number as I count each object.
* I can understand that the last number I said is the total number of objects.
* I can count objects and answer questions.
* I can sort objects.
* I can make a number that is less than ten by putting together two groups of pictures or objects.

Science:
* I can participate in discussions of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.
* I can ask questions to gather information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.


This week's high-frequency words: am & the
Last week's words: look & at

 
 

This week in class

Monday
September 18 - E day
P.E.

Tuesday
September 19: R day
Music & P.E.
International Talk Like A Pirate Day



Wednesday
September 20: T day
Field trip to Dollinger's Pumpkin Farm!

Thursday
September 21:
Art & P.E.
Education Foundation Hot Lunch
International Peace Day



Friday
September 22:
Technology & P.E.
Practice fire drill


 
 

Important Dates

9/20/2017
FIELD TRIP TO DOLLINGER'S PUMPKIN FARM

9/21/2017
Education Foundation Hot Lunch

9/28/2017
Chorus Booster Hot Lunch

9/29/2017
Smoothie Day!

10/6/2017
Early dismissal: School Improvement day

10/9/2017
No school: Columbus Day

10/13/2017
Picture re-takes

 
 

Downloads List

Beginning of the year packet [8/16/2017]
Box tops sheet [8/18/2017]
Eureka parent tip sheet Module 1 [8/23/2017]
Fall Running Club [8/22/2017]
Grand Prairie September Newsletter [9/2/2017]
Kindergarten Curriculum Night powerpoint [8/22/2017]
Kindergarten High Frequency Words [8/18/2017]
Kindergarten Welcome Letter [8/16/2017]
Words their Way parent letter [8/18/2017]

 
 

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