• Welcome To Mrs. Johnston's Class


    Mrs. Johnston

       Kindergarten Families,


             Welcome to my class! My name is Mrs. Johnston and I look forward to working with you and your child this school year. I have been a licensed        kindergarten teacher at Phalen Lake for twenty eight years. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Cloud State. My husband’s name is Glenn and we have been married since 1995. We are the proud parents of 17 year old twin boys, named Brett and Matthew. My hobbies include reading, walking, collecting bookmarks, eating chocolate, and spending time with my family.

             Kindergarten is an exciting and important first year of school. It is essential that we work together as a team to help your child learn best. Let them know that every minute at school is important by getting them here on time and attending for the full school day. Ask them about their day, support them when they work on homework, attend school conferences, help them get enough sleep each night, and make sure they eat breakfast every morning. If you have any questions at any point during the year, feel free to write me a note or leave a voicemail message on the school voicemail. Please do not ask to speak directly to me during the school day, since I will be very busy working with your child. Again, I look forward to an exciting year of learning.


                                                                                     Mrs. Johnston

  • Our Daily Schedule

    7:10 – 7:45       Breakfast / Beginning Work Time (sign in, indep. Reading)

    7:45 – 7:55       Opening/Morning Meeting

    7:55 – 8:10       Reader’s Mini Lesson

    8:10 – 8:20       Task Board (Literacy)

    8:20 – 8:55       Literacy Work Time

    8:55 – 9:05       Writer’s Mini Lesson

    9:05 – 9:25       Independent Writing

    9:25 – 9:35       Bathrooms

    9:35 – 9:50       Recess

    9:55 – 10:25     Lunch

    10:25 – 10:40   Phonics

    10:40 – 10:55   Oral Language / Read Aloud

    10:55 – 11:20   Core Knowledge (bathrooms)

    11:20 – 12:10   Prep - Enrichment

    12:15 – 12:35   Math Review and Mental Math

    12:35 – 12:50   Math Mini Lesson

    12:50 – 1:00     Flex Group/Task Board (Math)

    1:00 – 1:35      Math Work Time

    1:35 – 1:50       Share / Closure / Prepare for home