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Teacher Jeanna Kelly - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to Kindergarten! I am excited to begin the new 2016-2017 school year with you and your child! Thank you for checking in to see what's happening in our classroom and some school highlights! We have 23 amazing little friends in our class.

Please remember to check your child's folder each night, pack a healthy snack for during the day and enjoy what's inside your child's purple fluency bag!

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

Please check my newsletter each week for the focus "I can" statements. "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:

4th Quarter I canís:

I can put letters together to make words.
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 spell words with long and short vowels.
I can tell you letters that are different in words that I read.

I can tell you the meaning of a word from a story that I have heard or read.
I can tell you two meanings for a word I know (duck: bird or to duck/bat: baseball bat or animal bat).
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 (re-, un-, pre-).
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 compare and contrast what happens to characters in stories Iíve heard.
I can read a story and tell you what it is about.
I can tell you the reasons an author uses details on a book with help.
I can tell you similarities and differences between two books.
I can understand and use questions words (who, what, where, when, how and why).

I can use drawing, and writing to tell how I feel about a topic of a book.
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 use different technology with help from adults and friends to create and publish writing.
I can participate in a group project and write and tell about a favorite author and their stories.
I can answer questions about something that has happened from my experiences or something Iíve learned with help.

I can count to 100 by 10ís.
I can count to 100 by ones.
I can write numbers 0-20.
I can show subtraction.
I can subtract to solve word problems.
I can quickly subtract from numbers up to 5.
I can count starting with any number.
When I count objects, I can write the number to show how many.
I can show what number is needed to add to another number to make 10.

The following is our specials schedule:
we will have PE every day
T day: Music
I day: Art
G day: Technology
E day: ELC
R day: 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!


This week in class

ELC book sale. Each book is $0.25 to purchase. Please remember to have all library books returned!!!

Last day of Kindergarten!
Early Dismissal at 11:25! Happy Summer and best of luck in First grade!!





Important Dates

Book sale in the ELC!

Last day of Kindergarten!


Downloads List

April newsletter [4/5/2017]
Clip Chart: Behavior Management [8/12/2015]
Curriculum Night PowerPoint 16-17 [8/22/2016]
Field day t-shirts [5/2/2017]
GP May Newsletter [5/2/2017]
Grand Prairie Reading Incentive Program [12/21/2016]
Kindergarten with Mrs. Kelly [8/16/2016]
March monthly newsletter [2/27/2017]
Phone Tree-updated Nov.2016 [11/4/2016]
Remind 101 [8/16/2016]
Revised Star of the Week schedule [11/1/2016]
Summer Reading Program [5/2/2017]
TIGER schedule [8/17/2016]
Word Ring letter [8/16/2016]
Words their Way research.pdf [8/12/2015]


Cool Links

ABCya for Reading & Math

Fun Brain

High Frequency Word game ideas

Highlights for Kids

PBS Kids


Storyline Fun

Xtra Math

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