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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
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:

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

I Day- No Special Day

G Day- Computer Lab

E Day- Art

R Day- Library

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

T Day- Music

* Wear red for Red Ribbon Week.


Important Dates

Deadline to Purchase November Hot Lunch/Smoothies

Athletic Booster Hot Lunch

Wear your community color- Green!

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

Family Night at Grand Prairie

End of 1st Quarter

Running Club Ends

Wear a shirt with your favorite school or college

DEA Visit and Assembly- Wear Red to support saying NO to Drugs!

Halloween Party- details to follow

Reports Cards Go Home- 1st Quarter

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

K-5 Parent Math Night

FSP Hot Lunch

Parent/Teacher Conferences- No School

Parent/Teacher Conferences- No School

No School- Thanksgiving Break

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

Great Minds- Math

Into the Book- Practice for Reading Comprehension Strategies

Starfall- Reading and Math Practice

Storyline Online- Listen to Your Favorite Stories


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