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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 4:

I canís for Quarter 4

I can hear, say, and write words that rhyme.
I can spell words with long and short vowels.
I can tell you letters that are different in words that I read.
I can tell you two meanings for a word I know (ex: duck: bird or to get down, move out of the way)
I can tell you the meaning of a word when I add these endings: -ed,-s, -ful, -less
I can tell you the meaning of a word when I add these beginnings (affixes: re-, un-, pre-)

I can read a story and tell you what it is about.
I can understand and use questions words (who, what, when, where, why, and how)
I can ask and answer questions about key details in a book.
I can ask and answer questions to find the meaning of a word in a book.
I can recognize different types of text (poetry, storybooks).
I can compare and contrast what happens to characters in stories Iíve heard.

Reading Informational:
I can ask and answer questions about key details in a book.
I can tell you the reasons an author uses details in a book.
I can tell you similarities and differences between two books.

I can use drawings and writing to name a topic and tell something about it.
I can improve my writing by adding details with help from an adult and friends.
I can participate in a group project and write and tell about a favorite author and their stories (express opinions).
I can use different technology with help from adults and friends to create and publish writing.

I can count to 100n by ones.
I can start counting with any number.
I can write numbers to show how many.
I can write numbers 0-20.
I can say the number as I count each object.
I can show how the numbers 11-19 are made of tens and more ones.
I can build and draw shapes.
I can put shapes together to make another shape.

I can use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals(including humans) need to survive.
I can use a model to represent a 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, and air and/or 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

I day: PE/ art
Step up day to First Grade! We will visit with 2 first grade classes today to hear about what we will be learning and doing in 1st grade!
Flashlight reading for Camping

G day: PE
Step up day to First Grade, continued!
End of Module 6 testing
Pajamas, slippers, and stuffed animals for Camping!

E: PE/Technology
Campfire Stories-Bring a blanket or sleeping bag!

R day: PE/Library
Please remember to send back all library books!
Field day! Wear your Tie-Dyed shirt proudly!
Hot Lunch
Please send in 3 books from home for our camping! It's Hike and Read time!
Special assembly too!

T day: PE/Music
Camp Sing-a-long!


Important Dates

Camping: Pj's, stuffed animal

Camping: Sleeping bag or blanket

Camping: 3 books from home

Field day for Kdg! 12:30-2:30

Fort Frankfort Picnic Field Trip!

Last day of School! 11:25 Dismissal


Downloads List

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]
May Monthly Newsletter 2018 [4/26/2018]
Phone tree 2017-2018 [9/1/2017]
Remind 101 [8/14/2017]
Spring Running Club permission slip [3/22/2018]
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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