• Mrs. Larsen's Classroom




    Contact Hours: 8:20-8:40 am (before school)  or 1:15-2:00 pm (during plan time)


    During our Remote Learning, starting 3/31/20: Daily lessons will be shared via email and also posted daily on our class seesaw page. Please email me with any questions you may have. I will be sending all information about Remote Learning through Seesaw and synergy emails, Please make sure you check it daily!!



     Guidelines for Keeping Children Home From School 

    • Fever 
    • Your child should stay home if he/she has a fever. The American Academy of Pediatrics definition of fever is 101 degrees or greater. Your child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
    • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
    • If your child's eyes are swollen, red or they are draining, he/she should stay home. If your child was diagnosed with Conjunctivitis, he/she may return to school 24 hours after the first dose of prescribed medication.
    • Rashes
    • Your child should stay home if he/she has a rash you cannot identify. A child with a rash should not return to school until a health care provider has made a diagnosis and determined that the rash is not contagious.
    • Strep Throat
    • If your child has been diagnosed with strep throat, your child should remain at home until he/she has been on antibiotics for a full 24 hours and fever free for a 24-hour period before returning to school.
    • Vomiting/Diarrhea
    • If your child has vomited more than once or has had persistent diarrhea during the previous evening or the current morning, he/she should stay home from school. He/she may return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
    • Colds
    • Please keep your child home from school if he/she has a moist, productive cough, chest congestion, or thick nasal discharge. Continuous greenish discharge may be a sign of infection and you should consider consulting your health care provider.
    • A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate fully in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home from school prevents the spread of illness to others in the school and allows your child to rest and recover.
    • In addition to the guidelines listed above, please keep your child home from school if your are aware of any communicable disease your child may be carrying that has not been treated and could be passed to others. This is for your child's safety as well as the other students in your child's school. Thank you for your help in keeping your child's school a healthy environment!




    The Giving Tree
    Our South Senator project that runs from November 20- December 20 is collecting new hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves for those in need. These items will be donated for distribution to Turning Point in Woodstock. Please have your donations to school by Friday, December 20th. Please put any donations on the tree in the front entranceway. Thank you for your help in making this project successful! Each person who donates gets 5 Sabre bucks!


    11/8/19 UPDATES

    1) Winter weather is here! Please make sure that your child is properly dressed in a coat and any other winter accessories as needed.  A sweatshirt is not enough to be able to go outside for recess.


    2) For morning arrival, if your child is a car rider, please ensure they are dropped off between 8:30-8:50 am. Students dropped off between 8:50-9:00am, need to proceed through the front door and go directly to their classroom if there is no supervisor outside. Any child being dropped off at 9:00 am or later, since classroom instruction has already begun, will need to be brought in the building by a parent to sign the child in at the front office.  Thank you for your assistance in making sure our students are here on time, ready to start their day!


    3) Progress Reports will be available Wednesday Nov. 20th via ParentVue. Parents must have their Synergy ParentVue login and password to view their child's progress report. Should a parent need assistance with their log-in/password, they can contact the school office or hd@d47.org.


    4) South is collecting food donations in cooperation with the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Food Drive for Community Harvest.  This will run until Nov. 20th.  The items can be placed in the large box in the main entryway of the building. Thank you for your donations. 


    1. 5Essentials Survey: This fall, students, staff, and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the eighth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials survey. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about our school. The parent survey (available in English and Spanish) is now open and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. One survey may be completed and submitted for each child by either parent. We hope you will take this opportunity to provide us with your feedback. To access the survey, please visit http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/.





Daily Schedule

  • 8:50-9:00:  Arrival and unpack

    9:00-9:15:  Morning Work

    9:15-9:45: Calendar Math

    9:45-10:15: Support Staff Group

    10:15-11:00:  ELA stations

    11:00-11:30:  Shared reading and writing

    11:30-12:20: Recess/Lunch

    12:20-12:50: Rest

    12:50-1:45: Purposeful Play/Math stations

    1:45-2:15: Snack/Pack up

    2:15-3:15: ENCORES

    3:15-3:30:  Prepare for dismissal