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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 1:

1st Quarter I canís:

I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can say the sound a consonant makes.
I can quickly read high frequency words.
I can put letters together to make words.
I can put words together to make a sentence,
I can identify the first letter of a word.
I can break up words into parts.
I can hear and say sounds that rhyme.

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 how illustrations and words match. I can retell a story I have heard including key details.

I can use drawings to tell about something that happened in order and how I felt about it.

I can count objects and write the number to show how many.
I can write numbers 0-20.
I can say the number as I count each object.
I can understand that the last number I said is the total number of objects.
I can count objects and answer questions.
I can sort objects.
I can make a number that is less than ten by putting together two groups of pictures or objects.

I can participate in discussions of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.
I can ask questions to gather information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.

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 talk about the "Think First and Stay Safe" program. The lessons will cover the concepts of "Using My Built In Computer: Staying Healthy and Safe". In December, the second and final lesson, will be on "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 Maribeth Fagan.


This week in class

Dress what you ASPIRE to be in the future!
Erin's Law Lesson

Crazy socks & hair
Family Book Fair Night at GP from 5:30-8:00pm. Activities will be available until 7:00 pm, but the Book Fair will be open until 8.

Pajama day!
E: Technology/PE

Team jersey or shirt
OUR CLASSROOM VISITS THE BOOK FAIR!! We will be there from 12:50-1:25. Please join us there to help your child shop!
Education Foundation Hot Lunch
Last day of Fall Running Club
End of the First Quarter

Red day! DEA assembly!
T: Music/PE
Practice Tornado drill
Popsicle sale $1 during lunchtime


Important Dates

Book Fair Family Night at GP

Classroom visit to the Bookfair!

End of the First Quarter

Last day of Fall Running Club

Popsicle sale $1 during lunch

Report cards will come home!

Parent/Teacher Conferences: No school for students

Parent/Teacher Conferences: No School for students

No School

Happy Thanksgiving: No School

No School

Erin's Law Presentation

One Hour Early Release for Winter Break

Teacher Institute: No School

School resumes from Winter Break

No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day!


Downloads List

Box Top sheet [8/27/2017]
Clip Chart: Behavior Management [8/12/2015]
Color Days 2017 [8/11/2017]
Curriculum PowerPoint 2017-2018 [8/27/2017]
Eureka Math Parent Tip Module 1 [8/27/2017]
Fall Running Club 2017 [8/27/2017]
Grand Prairie Sept. Newsletter [9/1/2017]
Halloween Information 2017 [10/11/2017]
High Frequency Words 2017-2018 [8/27/2017]
Kindergarten with Mrs. Kelly [8/11/2017]
Oct. Monthly Newsletter 2017 [9/29/2017]
Phone tree 2017-2018 [9/1/2017]
Remind 101 [8/14/2017]
September Newsletter [9/1/2017]
Star of the Week schedule [8/17/2017]
TiGER days 2017-2018 [8/11/2017]
TIGER schedule [8/11/2017]
Word Ring letter [8/16/2016]
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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