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Kathleen Malone - Second Grade  (Send e-mail)

Dear Parents:

Welcome to a our classroom web page! Thank you for visiting weekly to keep informed on all the upcoming events. This web page is my main means of communication!

Please be sure to send your child in with a sweater or sweatshirt...sometimes it's chilly in the classroom, and sometimes it is not. :)

Also, your child is encouraged to bring in a water bottle daily to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Our TIGER schedule:

T- PE and Technology
I- PE and Library
G- PE and Music
E- PE and Art
R- PE

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

Our Specials Teachers:

Art- Mrs. Bohren
Library- Mrs. Bucci
Music- Mrs.Turbough
PE- Mrs. Cleveland
Technology- Mrs.Winkler

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 web page regularly. I will update it weekly with school events and reminders. My main means of communication will be through this classroom web page, 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. 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.

GIVING TREE:

Grand Prairie will once again host a giving tree during the holiday season. We will gladly accept donations of new children’s gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves to decorate our giving tree. We will donate all items to a local shelter for children in need of warm winter gear for the cold weather season. Students and families can drop off donations at the GP school office. THANK YOU!!

FIVE ESSENTIAL SURVEY:

Grand Prairie wants your feedback. Once again, if parents complete the survey, they are encouraged to turn in the form provided at parent teacher conference to me and have their child be placed in a drawing to help with morning announcements. If 50% of GP parents complete the survey, we will host a game day for the entire school. Students will be able to bring in games and teachers will pick a time for them to play. Below is the link to the survey:

http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

NOTE FROM PE DEPT:

Thank you for supporting the PE program with our Speed stack sales. We are currently sold out! If you are interested in buying speed stack cups and/or timing mats they are available on speedstacks.com or Amazon.com.

ERIN'S 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 student’s 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 – Morgan Bilthuis, Nichole Reiser, and Sarah Altobelli.

A Message From Chipotle:

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to
support FRANKFORT 157C FAMILY SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP.
Come in to the Chipotle at 11129 W. Lincoln Hwy in Frankfort
on Tuesday, December 4th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
T Day- Technology

Tuesday
I Day- Library- Please remember your books

Wednesday
G Day- Music

Thursday
E Day- Art

Chorus Hot Lunch

*Every Thursday in December, kids are invited to wear red to encourage the 3rd Character Counts Pillar...Caring.*

Friday
R Day- PE only

2nd Grade Step Up Day- trip to Chelsea

2nd Grade Purple Gingerbread house w/parents 1:30-2:15 p.m. The kids are so excited!!!

 
 

Important Dates

12/14/2018
10:15-11:45 Step Up Day to Chelsea- Kids visit Chelsea and meet their pen pals. 12:05-12:45- Lunch. 1:00-1:30 HCMS Choir Visit. 1:30-2:15 Gingerbread Houses- Please come and join us to make a Gingerbread House for each child. So much fun!!!!

12/21/2018
Winter Party- 12:50-1:30. Early Dismissal at 1:50 pm. I will send an email to volunteers this week.

12/22/2018
Winter Break starts :) Students return on Tuesday 1/8/19. There is a Teacher Institute on Monday, 1/7/19.

 
 

Downloads List

Back to School Letter- 2018 [8/30/2018]
Behavior Management Explanation [8/29/2017]
Box Top Sheet.pdf [8/15/2016]
Chipotle FSD 157C Fundraiser [11/8/2018]
December Newsletter [12/2/2018]
Newsletter- October 2018 [10/2/2018]
November Newsletter [11/13/2018]
Number Bonds to 10 [8/30/2018]

 
 

Cool Links

ABCya- Fun Activities to Practice Reading and Math
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Great Minds- Math
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Into the Book- Practice for Reading Comprehension Strategies
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Raz Kids A-Z- Funded by Educational Foundation
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Starfall- Reading and Math Practice
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Storyline Online- Listen to Your Favorite Stories
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