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Teacher Jeanna Kelly - First Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to our class webpage! Please check in weekly to find out classroom and school news. 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!

Erinís Law 2018-2019

We are required by Erin's Law to provide lessons on sexual abuse and prevention education. During the weeks of November 12th and January 27th, Grand Prairie Elementary School Social Workers will be teaching a lesson during your studentís art class about the "Think First and Stay Safe" program. The lesson in November will cover the concepts of "Using My Built In Computer: Staying Healthy and Safe." The lesson in January will cover "Laws Help Protect Me: Kids Have Rights Too!" and "Listening to My Instincts: No Secrets".

Should your child have any questions, you may refer to the handout that will be provided to them on the day of the lesson. If you have additional questions feel free to contact a School Social Worker Ė Morgan Bilthuis, Nichole Reiser, and Sarah Altobelli.

Please see our newsletter for our "I Can's" for this week:

What is an "I Can" statement?
You will noticed posted in our classroom are "I Can" statements. You will also see these on my newsletter. An "I Can" statement is a simplified sentence based off of the Common Core learning standards. These simplified sentence help the students understand their learning targets for the week. Each week your child reads our "I Can" statements to help them become more responsible for their learning and more reflective on their own work.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Beginning the week of August 27th students in my class will participate in benchmark screenings provided by Fast Bridge Learning. Fast Bridge is District 157-Cís universal screening instrument. This assessment will be administered in the fall, winter and spring to help teachers determine which students are likely to meet the end of the year learning goals, which students may require intervention and help to determine advanced and honors placements for the following school year. This computer based assessment measures performance in reading and math.

This week in class

No School: President's Day

T day: ELC and PE
Library books are due!!

I day: PE

G day: Technology and PE
FSP Hot Lunch
Stripes and Patterns for Themed Thursdays, Perseverance

E day: Art and PE
FSP Scrip Card orders are due


Important Dates

Valentine's Day Party 1:45-2:30

No School: Teacher Institute

Six Flags: Read to Succeed Reading Logs are due!

Buona Beef Dine and Donate

Education Foundation Casino/Dinner and Auction Night!


Downloads List

2019 EF Casino Night/Dinner/Auction [11/5/2018]
Box Top sheet [8/27/2017]
Buona Beef Dine and Donate [2/4/2019]
Curriculum PowerPoint Presentation 2018-2019 [8/23/2018]
High Frequency Word List [10/4/2018]
Newsletter Feb.14th [2/14/2019]
Phone tree 2017-2018 [9/1/2017]
Remind 101 [8/14/2017]
School Calendar 18-19 [7/26/2018]
School Supply List 18-19 [7/26/2018]
TIGER Schedule [8/7/2018]
Words their Way research.pdf [8/12/2015]


Cool Links

ABCya for Reading & Math


Eureka Parent Resource

Fun Brain

Galactic Phonics

Greg Tang Math Games

High Frequency Word game ideas

Highlights for Kids

PBS Kids


Story Starters

Storyline Fun

Turtle Diary

Xtra Math


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