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Kathleen Malone - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Dear Parents:

Welcome to our classroom web page!

Please send your child with a sweater or sweatshirt, sometimes it's chilly in the classroom even when it's hotter outside.

Our TIGER schedule:

T- PE and Music
G- PE and Technology
E- PE and Art
R- PE and ELC

Lunch is 11:20-11:40.
Recess is 11:40-12:00.

Our Specials Teachers:

Art- Mrs.Corkery
Library- Mrs. Winkler
Music- Mrs.Turbough
PE- Mrs. McCurdy
Technology- Mrs.Borden

As you can see, we are lucky enough to have PE everyday, so please be sure to have your child wear gym shoes daily.

Please visit this classroom webpage regularly. I will update it weekly with school events and reminders. My main means of communication will be through this classroom webpage, emails, and Remind 101. If you haven't already done so, please join Remind 101. It's a great way to receive reminders.

Lastly, please remember to call the office at 815.469.3366 if your child will be absent.

I CAN statements are simple sentences designed from Common Core Standards. They are written in student-friendly language. I CAN statements break down learning objectives into actions that students can read, understand and perform. In our class, I CAN statements are posted in front of the room and are read daily. This helps students to understand the expectations, become more responsible for their learning and more reflective of their work. Kindergarten Outcome Assessments are created from I CAN statements, which are posted on each assessment. This helps parents and students to have a clear visual of kindergarten expectations, and a better understanding of their child’s development and growth.


I can identify upper and lowercase letters.
I can say the sound a consonant makes.
I can identify the initial, middle and ending letter/sound in a word.
I can separate and say the initial, middle and ending sounds in CVC words (c-a-t).
I can add or change letters in words to make new words.
I can quickly read high-frequency words.
I can identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
I can name the author and illustrator of a book and tell you what they do.
I can tell you how the illustrations and words match with help.
I can retell a story I've heard including key details with help.
I can identify characters, settings, and major events in a story (with help).
I can recognize different types of text.

I can put letters together to make words.
I can put words together to make a sentence.
I can leave spaces between my words.
I can write sentences using kindergarten spelling which begins with uppercase letters, have spaces, and end with a period.
I can recognize and name end punctuation.
I can capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
I can spell simple words.
I can add details to my writing using pictures and words (with help).
I can use drawing, and writing to name a topic and tell something about it.

I can count to 100 by ones and tens.
I can start counting with any number.
I can write to 20.
I can show addition.
I can add to solve word problems.
I can quickly add numbers up to 5.
I can show how the numbers 11-19 are made up of ten ones and more ones.

**Please read from fluency bag daily and practice addition flashcards.***

This week in class

I Day- PE only

G Day- Technology

Spring Running Clubs-until Wednesday, May 30 (Tuesday & Thursday from 7:45-8:05 a.m.)

E Day- Art

Waste Free Lunch every Wednesday…let’s see if we can cut our garbage in half again! We were able to last week.

R Day- Library- kids are no longer able to check out books. Please send in all library books. :)

No Running Club this Thursday- due to Field Day Preparations

Thursday Theme: It's Field Day- Wear your Tie Dye Shirt.

Foundation Hot Lunch

T Day- Music

Friday Theme: Wear an Animal T Shirt if you have one

Running Club- Reschedule Day!


Important Dates

Field Day for Kindergarten- Parent volunteers are welcome, but we can unfortunately not have spectators. Details to follow.

Memorial Day- No School

Last Day of Running Club

Last Day of School- due to 1 snow day used. Can change if another snow day is used.


Downloads List

Behavior Management Explanation [8/29/2017]
Box Top Sheet.pdf [8/15/2016]
Curriculum Night Power Point- 2017 [9/10/2017]
Kindergarten Sight Words [9/10/2017]
Mrs. Malone's Newsletter- April [4/11/2018]
Mrs. Malone's Newsletter- March [3/4/2018]
No Excuse K Words.pdf [8/19/2016]
Real Script- Hand with X Height [10/8/2017]
TIGER Schedule- 2017-2018 [8/29/2017]
TIGER Schedule- Letter to Parents [8/29/2017]
Words Their Way- Letter of Explanation to Parents [12/2/2016]


Cool Links

ABCya- Fun Activities to Practice Reading and Math

Great Minds- Math

Into the Book- Practice for Reading Comprehension Strategies

Raz Kids A-Z- Funded by Educational Foundation

Starfall- Reading and Math Practice

Storyline Online- Listen to Your Favorite Stories

Xtra Math


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