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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:

ELA:
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.

Reading:
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.

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

Math:
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.

Science:
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 jkelly@fsd157c.org 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

Monday
8/21
Teacher Institute

Kindergarten Curriculum Night at Grand Prairie from 6:00-6:45pm.

Tuesday
8/22
Meet & Greet at Grand Prairie from 11:00-12:30. Please remember to come and say hello, check out the classroom and school and bring your supplies!

Get some rest for the first day!





Wednesday
8/23

First day of school!!! YAY!





Thursday
8/24

Color day: RED







Friday
8/25

Color day: Orange








 
 

Important Dates

1/8/2017
Teacher Institute: No School

1/9/2017
School resumes from Winter Break

1/15/2017
No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

9/1/2017
No School: Teacher Institute

9/4/2017
No School: Labor Day

9/5/2017
Picture day!

9/8/2017
FSP Spiritwear deadline

9/8/2017
Popsicle sale during lunch for $1

9/14/2017
FSP Hot lunch

9/21/2017
Education Foundation Hot Lunch

9/28/2017
Chorus Booster Hot Lunch

9/29/2017
Smoothie day!

10/6/2017
Early Dismissal 11:20/School Improvement Day

10/9/2017
No School: Columbus Day

10/13/2017
Picture Retakes

10/26/2017
End of the First Quarter

11/2/2017
Report cards will come home!

11/20/2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences: No school for students

11/21/2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences: No School for students

11/22/2017
No School

11/23/2017
Happy Thanksgiving: No School

11/24/2017
No School

12/22/2017
One Hour Early Release for Winter Break

 
 

Downloads List

Clip Chart: Behavior Management [8/12/2015]
Color Days 2017 [8/11/2017]
Kindergarten with Mrs. Kelly [8/11/2017]
Remind 101 [8/14/2017]
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
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Fun Brain
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High Frequency Word game ideas
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Highlights for Kids
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PBS Kids
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Starfall
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Storyline Fun
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Xtra Math
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