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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 2:

2nd Quarter I canís:

I can put letters together to make words.
I can start at the top and read across to the bottom on each page.
I can put words together to make a sentence,
I can leave spaces between my words.
I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can read C-V-C words.
I can quickly read high frequency words.
I can write a consonant sound and short vowel sound I hear in a word.
I can sort common objects into groups and tell you why they belong in the group.
I can tell you the opposite of action words and describing words I use.

I can identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
I can tell you how illustrations and words match.
I can identify real life connections between words and their use.
I can retell a story I've heard including details.

I can use drawings and talking to tell about something that happened in order and how I felt.
I can spell simple words.
I can write sentences using Kindergarten spelling which begin with uppercase letters, have spaces, and end with a period.
I can talk and write using correct grammar and punctuation.
I can write my uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can use correct nouns and verbs when I talk and write.
I can use correct prepositions when I talk and write.
I can use more than one sentence to share an idea when I talk and write.
I can capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
I can recognize and name end punctuation.

I can compare groups of objects to decide which is greater than, less than, or equal to.
I can compare two written numerals to decide which is greater than, less than, or equal to.
I can describe objects by their characteristics.
I can compare objects that have similar characteristics.
I can sort and count objects.
I can describe objects that are around me by their shape and where they are found.
I can name and describe shapes.
I can tell if a shape is flat or solid.
I can describe how flat and solid shapes are alike and different.

I can plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.
I can analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.

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 "Think First and Stay Safe" program. The lessons will cover the concepts of "Using My Built

This week in class

January 22 - R day
Music & P.E.
GP canned food drive starts. Thank you for donating canned goods to benefit the Frankfort Food Pantry!

January 23 -
T day: Library & P.E.
(Don't forget to return library books)

January 24 - I day
Art & P.E.

January 25- G day
P.E. & Technology
Winter scarf day
Chorus booster hot lunch

January 26 - E day
Report cards go home. Keep the papers inside and sign and return the envelope.


Important Dates

Chorus Booster Hot Lunch

FSP Exploration night at Chelsea School 5:30-8:00

Scarf Spirit day

2nd Quarter report cards go home

Firemen visit

100th day of school!

Field Trip Play: Dragons Love Tacos

Valentines Day Party

No school - Teacher institute

No school - Presidents day

Early dismissal 11:25

Spring break 3/26-3/30 No school

No school

Kindergarten Mother's Day Tea


Downloads List

Beginning of the year packet [8/16/2017]
Box tops sheet [8/18/2017]
December Newsletter 2017.doc [12/5/2017]
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]
November Newsletter 2017.doc [11/2/2017]
October Newsletter [9/27/2017]
Words their Way parent letter [8/18/2017]


Cool Links


Elf on the Shelf video

Great Minds

Measurement video

Pebble Go

Raz Kids


Shapes video


Storyline Online

Super Readers have Fluency Bags and Pointer Power (video)



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