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Mrs. Kristen Rogers - Kindergarten  (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.

2nd Quarter I canís:


I can put letters together to make words.
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.
I can name uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can read C-V-C words.
I can quickly read high frequency words.
I can write a consonant sound and short vowel sound I hear in a word.
I can sort common objects into groups and tell you why they belong in the group.
I can tell you the opposite of action words and describing words I use.


I can identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
I can tell you how illustrations and words match.
I can identify real life connections between words and their use.
I can retell a story I've heard including details.


I can use drawings and talking to tell about something that happened in order and how I felt.
I can spell simple words.
I can write sentences using Kindergarten spelling which begin with uppercase letters, have spaces, and end with a period.
I can talk and write using correct grammar and punctuation.
I can write my uppercase and lowercase letters.
I can use correct nouns and verbs when I talk and write.
I can use correct prepositions when I talk and write.
I can use more than one sentence to share an idea when I talk and write.
I can capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
I can recognize and name end punctuation.


I can compare groups of objects to decide which is greater than, less than, or equal to.
I can compare two written numerals to decide which is greater than, less than, or equal to.
I can describe objects by their characteristics.
I can compare objects that have similar characteristics.
I can sort and count objects.
I can describe objects that are around me by their shape and where they are found.
I can name and describe shapes.
I can tell if a shape is flat or solid.
I can describe how flat and solid shapes are alike and different.

If for any reason please remember you can contact me via email at or by phone at 815.806.3607. Don't forget to sign up for the Remind 101! It's a great tool to connect school to home!

As you know, we're required by the new Erin's Law to provide lessons on sexual abuse and prevention education. In October GP Social Workers will be coming into our classroom to talk about the "Think First & Stay Safe" program. The lessons will cover the concepts of "Using My Built In Computer: Staying Healthy & Safe". In December, the final lesson will be on "Laws Help Protect Me: Kids Have Rights Too!" & "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: Ms. Bilthuis, Mrs. Reiser, & Mrs. Fagan.

This week in class


November 13: I Day

* Firefighter visit! *

* World Kindness Day! *

November 14: G Day
PE, Music

November 15: E Day
PE, Library
*Make sure to return your library books

* American Recycle Day! * I'm working with the kids to create a no-trash day at lunchtime! (using reusable containers, water bottles, etc.) Thank you!)

* Parent Visitation Day! 1:00-2:30 *

November 16: R Day
PE, Technology

* Hot lunch! If your child ordered hot lunch, please still send in a snack *

November 17: T Day
PE, Art

* Please send in a special snack for your child to enjoy during our mini Thanksgiving "snack-feast!" * :-)

* STEM assembly & Dress-like-a-Scientist day! Kids can wear their homemade t-shirt "lab coats!" *


Important Dates

Deadline to Purchase November Hot Lunch/Smoothies

Foundation Hot Lunch

Wear your community color - Green

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

Family Night at Grand Prairie

End of First 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


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]
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]
Sept. 2017 Newsletter.pdf [9/11/2017]


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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