Welcome to Kindergarten!

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    Donut you know how fun Kindergarten will be!

    Mrs. Meadors' and Miss Eber's Kindergarten Class 2022-2023

    I am so excited to be teaching Kindergarten this year. and working with your student and family. Kindergarteners have so much excitement for school! I love to work with the students and see how much they grow over the year.  They will learn about reading, writing, math, science, social studies, being a good friend and other social skills. I look forward to working with  you this year as we embark on this adventure together. 

     

     

    Here is our schedule 

    8:45

    Students may come to our classroom

    9:00

    School starts

    10:50-11:40

    Lunch/ Recess 

     

     

    12:50-1:35

    Specials (Music, PE, Art, PE rotation)

    3:15

    Dismissal

       

    Please reach out if you have any questions. 

     

     

  • Meet the Teachers

    Mrs. Theresa Meadors

    Hello! My name is Theresa Meadors. I am excited to start my 17th year of teaching! I have taught Kindergarten, 1st grade and 4th grade. I love to teach 1st grade to see how much the students grow and learn during this year. I was born and raised in Bloomington and am a proud alumni of District 87! I attended Illinois State for my undergraduate and Masters in Reading coursework. 

    I am a wife and mother to 2 beautiful girls, Cassidy and Kelsey and 1 boy, Owen. Together, my family and I like to read books, play outside and play games.

    I look forward most to the relationships I will build with your students and help them to see their full potential. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I appreciate your time and support and look forward to a great year together! 

    Family Picture

     

     

    Miss Mackenzie Ebers

    Hello! My name is Mackenzie Eber and I will be the student teacher in Mrs. Meadors' classroom this year. My hometown is a small town about an hour North called Morris. I am currently a senior at Illinois State University studying Early Childhood Education. Outside of school, I keep myself busy running my dance team at ISU. I also love reading, watching movies, and spending time outside. Kindergarten has always been my favorite grade, so I am very excited to spend the whole year with this group! 

    Miss Ebers

  • Important Links

    Remind

    We will use Remind to communicate this year. I will share important events, sign ups and pictures. We can also message each other through this site. To join, you will need to have an access code. Please contact me if you do not have this code.

     Remind

    ARC Resources

    There are a number of resources you can use at home to support your student's reading. Click on these links to learn more! 

    ARC Bookshelf

    ARC at Home

    Leveled ARC Books

     

    Scholastic Book Club

    You will have the opportunity to order books monthly from Scholastic Book Clubs. You can order online or using the flyers I will send home. If you use the flyers, please pay with checks. The due dates will be on the flyers. Our parent code is HZXPJ. We earn free books with each order. Thank you for your support of our classroom!

    Scholastic Book Club

    Library Lesson Links

    We have some wonderful lesson links the students use during the day and at LMC. Please clink on the picture to visit these at home. (Note - some have limited at home access or will need to be logged in using the student's district username and password.)

    LMC Links

     Lunch Menu

    Our lunch menu will be sent home each month in the school newsletter. Here is an online version as well. 

    Lunch Menu

     

  • Curriculum

    We will use our District 87 Curriculum to help students become stronger readers, writers and mathematicians. We use ARC for Language Arts and Illustrative Math for Math instruction. 

    Reading Logs

    I would love to have each student reading every night!! You can read to your student, your student can read to you or a pet or a sibling or a stuffed animal! I will have a special reading bag I will send home, too, so students have books at home. I will send home monthly reading logs. Please have your student color in a picture for each book he/she reads and return it when he/she has completed it for a prize! 

    Language Arts 

    We listen to our students read individually on a regular basis and make decisions about the content of our Guided Reading lessons based on their needs. Each child participates in Guided Reading groups. When students are not reading with a teacher, they will participate in Daily 5 (Word Work, Read to Self, Read to Someone, Work on Writing or Listen to Reading).  We will use American Reading Company to guide our whole group and small group instruction for reading. 

    Handwriting

    Students will learn manuscript for handwriting. We will focus on correct letter formation and pencil grip. 

    Math 

    We will work on a number of different topics in Math through the use of Envision Realize 2020, Math Daily 3 and guided math groups. 

    • Identifiying, counting, writing, comparing and ordering numbers 1-100
    • Graphing
    • Addition
    • Subtraction
    • Fractions
    • Shapes
    • Time
    • Money
    • Place Value
    • Counting by 2, 5, 10

    Social Emotional Learning

    We will also spend time learning about our emotions, tools to handle them and ways to be a good friend. We will use 2nd Step, picture books, Monthly Cool Tools and class discussion to build our understanding and strategies of our emotions. We are a bucket filling school and try to fill other people's buckets daily!

    Science 

    We will follow the NGSS Standards for Science. These help students with inquiry and investigation processes. We will learn about weather, the Earth, forces of motion and animals.

    Social Studies

    We will focus on community helpers, mapping, rules and important people. 

    Pencils

  • I look forward to partnering with you to create a successful learning environment for your student. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 

    Email - meadorst@district87.org

    Phone - 309-662-4302

    Or simply send a note with your student. 

    Thank you for a great partnership! 

    Oakie