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Kathleen Malone - Kindergarten  (Send e-mail)

Dear Parents:

Welcome to our classroom web page! I am very excited to start a new school year with you and your children. We have 22 students: 12 boys and 10 girls. We are already learning so many new things!

Our TIGER schedule:

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

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

Our Specials Teachers:

Art- Mrs.Corkery
Library- Mrs. Winkler
Music- Mrs.Turbough
PE- Mrs. McCurdy
Technology- Mrs.Borden

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

I Can Statements 1st Quarter:

READING-
I can hear, say, and write words that rhyme.
I can clap the sounds I hear in a word.
I can start at the top and read across to the bottom on each page.
I can put words together to make a sentence,
I can leave spaces between my words.

Erin's Law Lessons:

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 lessons 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 – Morgan Bilthuis, Nichole Reiser, or Maribeth Fagan.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
I Day- No Special Day

Tuesday
G Day- Computer Lab

Wednesday
E Day- Art

Thursday
R Day- Library


*Book Fair during our Library Time at 12:15-12:50. Be sure to sign up to join us.

Friday
T Day- Music

* Wear red for Red Ribbon Week.

 
 

Important Dates

10/15/2017
Deadline to Purchase November Hot Lunch/Smoothies

10/19/2017
Athletic Booster Hot Lunch

10/19/2017
Wear your community color- Green!

10/23/2017
Fall Book Fair All Week- 10/23-10/27

10/24/2017
Family Night at Grand Prairie

10/26/2017
End of 1st Quarter

10/26/2017
Running Club Ends

10/26/2017
Wear a shirt with your favorite school or college

10/27/2017
DEA Visit and Assembly- Wear Red to support saying NO to Drugs!

10/31/2017
Halloween Party- details to follow

11/2/2017
Reports Cards Go Home- 1st Quarter

11/3/2017
50th Day of School- All of GP will celebrate 50's Style- start thinking of your child's 50's attire

11/7/2017
K-5 Parent Math Night

11/9/2017
FSP Hot Lunch

11/20/2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences- No School

11/21/2017
Parent/Teacher Conferences- No School

11/22/2017
No School- Thanksgiving Break

12/7/2017
FSP Hot Lunch

 
 

Downloads List

Behavior Management Explanation [8/29/2017]
Box Top Sheet.pdf [8/15/2016]
Curriculum Night Power Point- 2017 [9/10/2017]
Kindergarten Sight Words [9/10/2017]
Mrs. Malone's Monthly Newsletter- October [10/8/2017]
No Excuse K Words.pdf [8/19/2016]
Real Script- Hand with X Height [10/8/2017]
Sight Words Flashcards- Q1 [10/1/2017]
TIGER Schedule- 2017-2018 [8/29/2017]
TIGER Schedule- Letter to Parents [8/29/2017]
Words Their Way- Letter of Explanation to Parents [12/2/2016]

 
 

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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Starfall- Reading and Math Practice
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Storyline Online- Listen to Your Favorite Stories
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