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Teacher Jeanna Kelly - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to my Kindergarten class webpage! Please check in weekly to find out classroom and school news. My primary mode of communication will be through my webpage and via email. I will update my webpage weekly, as well as send important information and reminders of upcoming events through email and Remind 101.
Please remember to check your child's take home folder each night. They will contain important notes and your child's school work. Please be sure to empty folders each evening. Please use the take home folder to send me any important notes as well.
Please pack a healthy snack each day and a feel free to send a water bottle!
The purple fluency bags can be used for nightly practice in addition to any other wonderful books your children love. Please be sure the purple fluency bags are in backpacks each morning. We use them all throughout the school day!

PLEASE.....remember to call the office at 815.469.3366 if your child will be absent for the day! THANK YOU!

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.

Our school embraces the TIGER schedule. Therefore, our specials do not occur on a specific day of the week (ex: art is on Mondays). Instead our specials are assigned to a letter in TIGER (ex: art is every T day). This way, when we have days off of school, the children do not miss out on their specials. A TIGER schedule can be found in the downloads section of my webpage.

The following is our specials schedule:
we will have PE every day
T day: Music/PE
I day: Art/PE
G day: no special/PE
E day: Technology/PE
R day: ELC/PE

Lunch is from 11:20-11:40.
Recess will follow from 11:40-12:00.

If for any reason please remember you can contact me via email at or by phone at 815.469.3366. Don't forget to sign up for the Remind 101! It's a great tool to connect school to home!

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

This week in class

No School: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday!

T day: PE/Music

I: PE/Art

Athletic Boosters Hot Lunch
Theme Thursday: Winter Hat day

E: PE/Technology
2nd Quarter Ends


Important Dates

Band & Orchestra hot lunch

Pajama spirit day!

Deadline to buy all Feb. hot lunches and smoothies

No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Athletic Booster Hot Lunch

Winter hat spirit day!

End of 2nd Quarter

Chorus Hot lunch

FSP Exploration Night at Chelsea School, 5:30-8:00pm

Scarf spirit day!

Report cards will come home!

Fireman visit

No School: Teacher Institute

No School: President's Day


Downloads List

Box Top sheet [8/27/2017]
Clip Chart: Behavior Management [8/12/2015]
Color Days 2017 [8/11/2017]
Curriculum PowerPoint 2017-2018 [8/27/2017]
December Monthly Newsletter 2017 [12/5/2017]
Eureka Math Parent Tip Module 1 [8/27/2017]
Fall Running Club 2017 [8/27/2017]
Grand Prairie Sept. Newsletter [9/1/2017]
Halloween Information 2017 [10/11/2017]
High Frequency Words 2017-2018 [8/27/2017]
Kindergarten with Mrs. Kelly [8/11/2017]
November Monthly Newsletter [11/7/2017]
Oct. Monthly Newsletter 2017 [9/29/2017]
Phone tree 2017-2018 [9/1/2017]
Remind 101 [8/14/2017]
September Newsletter [9/1/2017]
Star of the Week schedule [8/17/2017]
TiGER days 2017-2018 [8/11/2017]
TIGER schedule [8/11/2017]
Word Ring letter [8/16/2016]
Words their Way research.pdf [8/12/2015]


Cool Links

ABCya for Reading & Math

Eureka Parent Resource

Fun Brain

High Frequency Word game ideas

Highlights for Kids

PBS Kids


Storyline Fun

Xtra Math

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