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  • Kindy Korner News 12/15/19

    Posted by Heather Evans on 12/15/2019

    Take a peek at what we did this week:

    -learned about symmetry...when asked if anyone knew what this was, one student said "it's where they bury dead people" {cemetery}

    -sequencing events from a story

    -made bookmarks to spread kindness

    -discussed how "kindness" is contagious and like a domino effect

    -ug, an, ig word families

    -rhyming words

    -more gingerbread stories and activities

    -made elf traps with our 4th grade buddies

    *Needed: in an effort to keep our classroom germ-free, I have been wiping down tables and workspaces often! Please send in clorox wipes/disinfecting wipes OR baby wipes, if you can!*

    Important Dates:


    • 12/16  Spirit Day: Dress Like Santa, Elves, etc.
    • 12/16 GREO Chick-Fil-A   5-8pm
    • 12/16 District 47 Board Meeting  7pm
    • 12/17  Spirit Day: Dress as a Who or Grinch (green)
    • 12/17 GR Reads Grinch Breakout  6pm
    • 12/18 Spirit Day: Festive or Ugly Sweater 
    • 12/19 Spirit Day: Polar Express PJ’s
    • 12/20 Spirit Day: Holiday Accessories & GR Spirit Day
    • 1/6  Comfy/Cozy Day (Spirit Day)



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  • Kindy Korner News 12/8/19

    Posted by Heather Evans on 12/8/2019

    Take a peek at what we did this week:

    -Read and compared many versions of Gingerbread Man: Ninjabread Man, Lamington Man (Austrialian version), city version, etc.

    -Made Gingerbread hats

    -Many wrote their own gingerbread stories during Book Making

    -Syllable work

    -Teen numbers (14=10+4)

    -Addition and subtraction

    -Story elements (characters, setting, solution)

    -Kindness is contagious

    -Started decorating for the holiday season

    Important Dates:





    • 12/12 Butter Braid Deliveries 3:30-5pm
    • 12/16  Spirit Day: Dress Like Santa, Elves, etc.
    • 12/16 GREO Chick-Fil-A   5-8pm
    • 12/16 District 47 Board Meeting  7pm
    • 12/17  Spirit Day: Dress as a Who or Grinch (green)
    • 12/17 GR Reads Grinch Breakout  6pm
    • 12/18 Spirit Day: Festive or Ugly Sweater 
    • 12/19 Spirit Day: Polar Express PJ’s
    • 12/20 Spirit Day: Holiday Accessories & GR Spirit Day



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  • Kindy Korner News 11/22/19

    Posted by Heather Evans on 11/22/2019

    Take a peek at what we did this week:

    -filled our bucket with ways to be kind

    - introduced homophones

    -"th" sound

    -animals that hibernate or migrate

    -what we are thankful for

    -shared about our family and our feasts during Thanksgiving

    -started addition and subtraction problems (to 5)

    -more reading books are coming home for the break (if they have their book bag here)!

    Important Dates:

    -Progress Reports were posted on ParentVue

    -NO SCHOOL-MONDAY 11/25-FRIDAY 11/29th

    **PAJAMA DAY-THE MONDAY WE GET BACK-DEC. 2** We earned another 100 Polar Paws! Let's celebrate...wear your comfy pajamas and bring a fluffy friend to school on Monday, Dec. 2nd.

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  • Kindy Korner News 11/15/19

    Posted by Heather Evans on 11/15/2019

    Take a peek at what we did this week:

    -reading bags came home-they go home and come back to school daily (just like the folder)

    -learned about the armed forces on Veteran's Day

    -journaled-sentences with capital letter at the beginning, spaces, sight words and punctuation

    -learned about cornucopias

    -worked on syllables

    -made patterns on Indian Corn

    -watercolored and cut out a multi-step craft project

    Important Dates:

    -Sun 11/17 KINDNESS SHIRT ORDERS ARE DUE! $12 for an adorable kindness shirt that most staff have and wear...now the students can too! Use this link Kindness T-Shirt

    -Wed 11/20 EARLY RELEASE

    -Wed 11/20, Mon 11/25 and Tues 11/26 are parent/teacher conferences. Students are welcome too!

    -Mon-Fri 11/25-11/29 NO SCHOOL

    Enjoy your holiday!

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  • Kindy Korner News 11/8/19

    Posted by Heather Evans on 11/8/2019

    Take a peek at what we did this week:

    -Went to Raue Center for the Arts for Pete the Cat Field Trip. The kids giggled and smiled the whole time--PRICELESS!

    -Compared an accident and on purpose

    -Read Fantasy Fiction books and Non-fiction

    -Thanksgiving activities--Keep the Family Turkeys coming! They are super cute and the class is super proud to share them.

    -look, am, go, on, to are our new sight words


    Important things:

    -Let me know what Winter Holidays you celebrate--especially if it's different than Christmas!

    -Canned Food Drive ends 11/20

    -11/13 PTA meeting

    -11/11-12/3 Butter Braids Fundraiser--THESE ARE DELICIOUS!

    -Spirit Wear order forms sent home today.

    -Scholastic Book Order-Due Nov. 15th. Cheap books, toys and activities!

    -Conferences are 11/20, 11/25, 11/26-We still have a couple families who haven't signed up

    -No School 11/25-12/1

    -No School 12/21-1-6-Comfy Cozy Spirit Day:)

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  • Kindy Korner News 10/25/19

    Posted by Heather Evans on 10/25/2019

    Take a peek at what we did this week:

    -Learned about PERSERVERANCE

    -Danced at the Fun Run Dance Party

    -Talked about our emotions/feelings

    -Read stories and poems about never giving up

    -Started conferencing with the books we are making.

    -Went to the Wizards assembly

    -Practiced our cutting and listening skills with an adorable Pumpkin Kitty craft/multi-step project.


    **If you change your conference date/time, please let me know, as I do not get notified of these changes**

    Important Dates:

    -earlier this year, the GR staff purchased KINDNESS t-shirts! We wore them this week and many students inquired...SO WE OPENED AN ON-LINE STORE FOR YOU TO PURCHASE THE KINDNESS T-SHIRT FOR $12 EACH. DEADLINE TO ORDER IS NOV. 7th! Use the link below to order!


    -Oct. 31-Halloween Parade and Party


    -Nov. 6th-Author Visit-Candace Fleming



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  • Kindy Korner News 10/181/19

    Posted by Heather Evans on 10/18/2019

    Take a peek at what we did this week:

    -Learned about spiders and did activities about spiders

    -Practiced writing numerals 1-10

    -Worked on story elements: characters, setting

    -Read an assortment of Curious George  books

    -Practiced syllables and stretching out words to write sounds

    Important Dates:

    -Oct 22-GREO at Panera CL
    -Oct 23-Early Release 2:00

    -Oct 25 Fun Run Dance Party-Wear your Fun Run T-shirt

    -Oct 31- Halloween Parade-students should not wear their costumes, but bring them to change into. The parade will be outside around the parking lot around 2:10-2:15ish. The Halloween Party will follow. Only the designated Halloween Party Parents are allowed to attend the party!


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  • Kindy Korner News 10/15/19

    Posted by Heather Evans on 10/15/2019

    I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing 3-day weekend!

    Take a peek at what we did last week:

    -at word family and Words Their Way sort

    -Groups of 5 on the counting mat

    -Family scenarios/number stories on white boards

    -Learned about Christopher Columbus

    -Read Fall stories and made some Fall-ish crafts to decorate the classroom and halls

    Important Dates:

    -10/22 GREO @ Panera Crystal Lake 6am-9pm

    -10/23 EARLY RELEASE

    -10/25 Wear Fun Run T-shirts and ALL-SCHOOL DANCE PARTY (Disney spirit day will be rescheduled)

    -Sign up for parent/teacher/student conferences by 11/18 through ParentVue!!!


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  • Kindy Korner News 10/4/19

    Posted by Heather Evans on 10/4/2019

    Sign up for parent/teacher/student conferences TODAY!

    As a reminder, Parent Teacher Conferences will be held in November.  I am excited to share your student's progress thus far, as well as the goals they have for continued progress.  (Remember we want your student present at conferences to share their achievements and goals.) 


    This year conferences will be held:


                                         Wednesday, November 20th      5:00pm-8:00pm

                                         Monday, November 25th    12:00pm-8:00pm

                                         Tuesday, November 26th 8:00am-11:00am


    Please log in to ParentVue and choose CONFERENCE from the left hand menu to choose a day and time that works for you and your student(s).  (If you have more than one student you will have to select each student separately to choose a date a time for a conference.) Your response will be automatically submitted to the teacher, while at the same time marking that time slot filled. (The time slots visible when you login are the only time slots currently available.) If you need to change the time of your conference, log back in to ParentVue, choose CONFERENCE, unselect your current time which will then allow you to choose a new time. (You will need to use a web browser to access the scheduling, this process will not work from the ParentVue app.)


    If you would like to have an encore (Art, LMC, Music, PE or STEM), speech, reading teacher, or social worker included in your conference, please contact your child's homeroom teacher so she can make arrangements for that individual to be present.  

    Please contact your teacher or the main office if you have any questions or concerns.

    Take a peek at what we did this week:

    -Read The Little Engine That Could and other books about perserverance

    -Practiced syllables and rhyming words

    -Wrote "I can" sentences

    -Took the Unit 1 Math Assessment

    -Worked on shapes and colors

    Important Dates:

    -NO SCHOOL Monday 10/14

    -EARLY RELEASE Wednesday 10/23

    -DISNEY SPIRIT DAY Friday 10/25

    -Halloween party and parade 10/31- Student BRING costumes, they don't wear them to school

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  • Kindy Korner News 9/27/19

    Posted by Heather Evans on 9/27/2019

    Take a peek at what we did this week:

    -Read David's Drawing about helping a classmate add details to his drawing

    -Science-learned about push and pull "Forces"

    -Math- add and subtract story problems, connect the dots and recognizing groups of numbers

    -Read and listened to many song books...if you can sing the song, you probably can read the words!

    -Started talking about pumpkins

    -Wrote in our journal- sentences start with uppercase letter, spaces and end punctuation.

    -Participated in the Fun Run and the assembly

    **HELP NEEDED: If I sent home a ream of paper, could you take 3 pages, fold in half and staple two times to make BLANK BOOKS?!** Let me know

    Important Dates:

    -Oct. 4-Sign-up for Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences through ParentVue OPENS

    -Oct. 14-NO SCHOOL

    -Oct. 23-Early Release

    -Oct. 25- Spirit Day-DISNEY

    -Oct. 31- Halloween Parade and Party: The parade is outside around the parking lot. Families, friends, neighbors, all are welcome to sit and watch the school parade around. The party is only for the students and the 3 Parent Volunteers! Costumes are to be brought to school to put on and should be appropriate for school:)

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