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108 | Kindergarten | Mrs. Whitters

Room 108
  • Jan 12, 19, 26 - Spelling Tests
  • Feb 2 - No School, End of Q2
  • Feb 7 - Field trip to Legoland Schaumburg
  • Feb 14 - Valentine's Party @1:45-2:45pm
  • Mar 10 - L2 Spring Thaw - Save the date!

Monday - PE (wear gym shoes)
Tuesday - PE (wear gym shoes)
Wednesday - Art
Thursday - Library/Computer Lab
Friday - PE (wear gym shoes)
Language Classes - Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
*Daily schedule posted below*

School Sites
  • Class DOJO (Sign-up required for all KDG families)
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School Docs Available Below

  • Extra written practice "Kindergarten homework packets 1D" available below but not required
  • Classroom Directory
  • Student of the week schedule and information letter
  • Spelling test practice bundle

Classroom Wish List
Room 108

THANK YOU so much for everyone who has purchased items off our classroom wishlist.  Your donation to our classroom  is greatly appreciated!!

Class Pet

(Green Anole)
Lizzy shed her skin for the first time last week, very cool observations!

Room Parent
Sandra Lozano (Liam A.'s mom)
Ms. Lozano will be sending out emails this year for classroom events, holiday parties, chaperoning and volunteering opportunities.

Parent Volunteering
Parents are welcome to contact if interested in coming in to lead a special project, share a musical talent or family tradition at any time during the school year.  Please contact Mrs. Whitters with your idea or project and we can coordinate a great time for you to come in!  =)
Weekly News

Legoland.  We will be attending our next field trip on Feb 7th to Legoland in Schaumburg.  All parent chaperones are welcome to attend, a sign up will be sent via email.  Trip fee includes pizza/water for all students and chaperones.  Please send in regular snack on this day to eat before we go.  Thank you!  Chaperone sign up link -

Spelling Words.  Please request via email if another copy of words is need at any time.  Additional spelling practice ideas available to print below in documents.

Recess.  Students will continue to be outside during the winter season unless indoor recess is called.  Please send students in with hats, gloves, coats, boots, change of shoes, and snow pants if desired.  Indoor recess in the recreation room across from our classroom.  Please mark all belongings with either your child’s name or initials so we can easily identify if misplaced.  Thank you!

Absences.  If your child is absent please email or send in an absence note upon return to school for attendance office records. You can also email an absence note and I will forward onto the attendance office.

Math at home practice website.
Links to practice:

Class Dojo.  Check students points, messages and class story nightly.

Library Books.  If you have any questions regarding library books or computer lab please contact Ms. Keane directly at

Communication.  It is preferred to use either email or ClassDOJO messenger for parent/teacher communication.  Thank you!
  At any time this year please email me with any questions, concerns or comments.  

Contact information: Mrs. Kelly Whitters
School number: 773-534-0490
Weekly Academic Focus

Unit 3
January/Feb Texts:
Little Panda, Little Quack, George Washington Visits,
Farfallina and Marcel, Then and Now, The Lion and the Mouse

Text Focus: Compare/contrast & Animal Changes

Fountas & Pinnell
Blending 3 letter CVC words
Spelling words daily practice

Daily 5
Reading Instructional Groups
Group Activities: Teach Me Kindergarten (recommended APP), Raz-kids, Listening to stories (CD player), Mrs. W group, Independent word work (spelling word practice).

3D shapes
Chapter 5 - Big and Small things & Compare/Order
New math binders for math differentiated groups
Chapter Vocabulary: big, bigger, small, smaller, same size, more, fewer, greater than, less than

Being A Writer
Unit 2 - Writers Workshop
Skill Focus: Spelling simple words phonetically, labeling, drawing, dictating, respond to questions and suggestions, effectively use writing tools, sight word sentences. 

Social Studies
Second Step
Skill Focus: Identifying feelings, learning how to get along with others, problem solving strategies.  Ms. Sapika (School Counselor) joins us to help lead our social/emotional growth lessons each week.

Science Centers
Focus: Hibernation/Migration/Adaptation
Making a hibernation, migration station in the back of the classroom together.  Picture will be posted on ClassDOJO story once complete.

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