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Mrs. Kristen Rogers - First Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome Kindergarten families! Iím Mrs. Rogers and I am so honored to be your childís Kindergarten teacher this year. We are going to have an amazing year full of learning and growing together!

We have 22 wonderful friends in our class; 10 girls and 12 boys.

**Thank you for checking and emptying your childís green home folder every night. Please visit my classroom webpage regularly. I will update it weekly with important information about our classroom. My primary mode of communication will be through my class webpage, emails, and Remind 101.

**Please remember to call the office at 815.469.3366 if your child will be absent for the day. Thank you!

Our TIGER Schedule:

T day: P.E. & Art
I day: P.E.
G day: P.E & Music
E day: P.E. & ELC
R day: P.E. & Technology

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

*We have P.E. everyday! Please remember to pack gym shoes.

I CAN statements break down objectives into learning targets students can read & understand.

4th Qtr. I canís:


I can hear, say, and write words that rhyme.
I can spell words with long and short vowels.
I can tell you letters that are different in words that I read.
I can tell you two meanings for a word I know (ex: duck: bird or to get down, move out of the way)
I can tell you the meaning of a word when I add these endings: -ed,-s, -ful, -less
I can tell you the meaning of a word when I add these beginnings (affixes: re-, un-, pre-)


I can read a story and tell you what it is about.
I can understand and use questions words (who, what, when, where, why, and how)
I can ask and answer questions about key details in a book.
I can ask and answer questions to find the meaning of a word in a book.
I can recognize different types of text (poetry, storybooks).
I can compare and contrast what happens to characters in stories Iíve heard.


I can ask and answer questions about key details in a book.
I can tell

This week in class

May 28: No School Memorial Day

May 29: I Day
PE, Beach Activities
Island Day

May 30: G Day
PE, Music
*Gum and Game Day- Send gum or mints and bring a game to play
*No Library Checkouts
*Waste free lunch day

May 31: E Day
PE, Library
*Exercise Day
*Hot lunch! If your child ordered hot lunch, please still send in a snack

June 1: R Day
*Read Across Grand Prairie - Dress as your Favorite Book Character
*PE, Technology


Important Dates

Quarter 3 Report Cards Go Home

Dine and Dontate Potbelly

Spring Running Club Begins

Mother's Day Tea


Downloads List

Box Top Sheet.pdf [8/18/2017]
Curriculum Night Power Point 2017-2018.ppt [8/21/2017]
High-Frequency Words 2017-18.docx [8/18/2017]
inviteATW2018R3-pdf (1).pdf [2/5/2018]
Note to Families about Classroom managment plan.docx [8/18/2017]
Readers Workshop.docx [8/18/2017]
Remind 101 letter Rogers.pdf [8/18/2017]


Cool Links

50 Playful Sight Word Ideas to Try at Home

abcya- Educational games and apps for kids

Eureka Math Website

Fun Brain - Reading and Math Fun

Online Stories

PBS Kids


Spelling City- Sight Word Practice

Starfall- Reading and Math Practice


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