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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

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 Grade Level Standards and are posted on each assessment alongside the I Can Statement. This helps parents and students to have a clear visual of second grade expectations, and a better understanding of their child’s development and growth.


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:

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.


Grand Prairie will be collecting canned and dry goods starting on Monday, January 28th until February 14th to donate to our local food pantry. The food drive will assist families in need in our community.

Frankfort Township Food Pantry provides food for 325 families monthly. Community food drives help make sure those children and their families can get emergency food assistance when needed.

We are collecting canned goods in conjunction with our cup stacking tournament being held on February 5th and 6th at Grand Prairie School. First and second graders participate in the cup stacking tournament. We want to “Stack our Food Pantry!”

Please share what you can. If every child at Grand Prairie brings in one item, we can donate 811 cans to the pantry! Every single donation helps, and together we hope our combined donations will make a real difference for those in need. The food pantry is asking for nutritious canned and dry goods.

Here is a link to the Frankfort Food Pantry. It includes some pictures of the pantry and all of the food that is collected. It's great to show your kids to give them an idea of where all of the donations go. Cut and paste the address below or scroll down to the "Cool Links".

Thank you in advance for your support!

This week in class

G Day- Music

E Day- Art

Speed Stacking- 1st Grade, 3:20-4:20

Music Makers- 3-4 PM

R Day- PE only

Speed Stacking- 2nd Grade, 3:20-4:20

No Letter Day- Valentine's Day- Wear red, pink or purple.

Athletic Hot Lunch

Valentine's Party- 1:45-2:30. Regular Dismissal.

No School- Teacher Institute Day


Important Dates

Speed Stacking Event For Second Graders- 3:20-4:20

Athletic Hot Lunch

Last Day of Food Drive- Thanks to all that already donated!

Valentine's Day Party- 1:45- 2:30 PM. Volunteers will be sent down to set up at 1:40. Arrive beforehand to get signed in.

No School for Students- Teacher Institute Day

No School- President's Day

Buona Beef- Dine and Donate. Must have the flyer for FSP to get 20%. I sent the flyer via email and in their take home folder.

Step Up Day to Chelsea- Kids visit Chelsea and meet with their pen pals. 10:15-11:45. Lunch 12:05-12:45.

Step Up Day to Chelsea- Kids visit Chelsea and visit with their pen pals. 11-1 pm. Kids will have lunch and recess at fun!! :)


Downloads List

Back to School Letter- 2018 [8/30/2018]
Behavior Management Explanation [8/29/2017]
Box Top Sheet.pdf [8/15/2016]
December Newsletter [12/2/2018]
February Newsletter [2/3/2019]
January Newsletter [1/13/2019]
Number Bonds to 10 [8/30/2018]


Cool Links

ABCya- Fun Activities to Practice Reading and Math

Frankfort Food Pantry Website

Great Minds- Math

Into the Book- Practice for Reading Comprehension Strategies

Raz Kids A-Z- Funded by Educational Foundation

Starfall- Reading and Math Practice

Storyline Online- Listen to Your Favorite Stories

Xtra Math


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