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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 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.

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 ta

This week in class

G day: PE

E day: PE/Technology
First Day of Spring!
LWSRA Wheelchair Basketball game at Hickory Creek, 6:30pm

R: PE/Library
Please remember to send back all library books!

T day: PE/Music
FSP Hot Lunch
Theme Thursday is wear BEACH gear!

I day: PE/Art
End of the Third Quarter (Can you believe it?)


Important Dates

LWSRA Basketball game at Hickry Creek, 6:30

Wear your favorite BEACH gear for Themed Thursday

End of the 3rd Quarter

Spring Break Begins

Chorus Hot Lunch

Report cards will come home

FSP Hot Lunch

FSP Dine and Donate at Potbelly's

Grand Prairie Spirit Day!

Athletic Booster Club Hot Lunch

FSP's Earth Day Clothing Drive

Smoothie day!

Band/Orchestra Hot Lunch

Mother's Day Tea


Downloads List

April Monthly Newsletter [3/16/2018]
Box Top sheet [8/27/2017]
Clip Chart: Behavior Management [8/12/2015]
Curriculum PowerPoint 2017-2018 [8/27/2017]
High Frequency Words 2017-2018 [8/27/2017]
Kindergarten with Mrs. Kelly [8/11/2017]
Phone tree 2017-2018 [9/1/2017]
Remind 101 [8/14/2017]
Star of the Week schedule [8/17/2017]
TiGER days 2017-2018 [8/11/2017]
TIGER schedule [8/11/2017]
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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