First semester is at an end, and students are ready to take the Unit 4 Math assessment and start their second math journal. Second quarter focused mostly on introducing fractions. Students now realize that fractions are actually . . .
We have had an excellent start to the school year, and are very proud of how hard our 5th graders have been working. For this newsletter we would like to focus on how we utilize our Accelerated Reader program in 5th grade. Each . . .
The fourth graders have been working hard this quarter. Thinking more outside the box and writing more detailed works have been the focus in Mrs. Scholtus’s class this quarter. Context clues, main idea, making . . .
The first graders have been using Accelerated Reader this year. Students are able to take quizzes over books at their level, which is determined by the Star Reading Test. Each child has been given a goal . . .
The art room has been welcoming fall with new ways of exploring mediums and teaching the Elements of Art! We began the year with learning the art room expectations and rules to make a safe and exciting place to explore in creativity. We . . .
Currently all students in physical education class are involved in Halloween activities. The K-2 are going to do some fun throwing and catching Halloween games, while the 3-6 graders are going to be doing some scooter, and throwing accuracy . . .
6th Grade Reading - In August, we read the story “ Stray” by Cynthia Rylant. In this story, we learned how to plot the story on a plot diagram to understand story vocabulary. Our goal of this story was to know what an . . .
Coming into fourth grade brings a new responsibility for the 50 students who are in the class of 2029. Each student has begun the journey of learning how to use a daily assignment planner. The assignment planner is used as . . .
We have had an excellent start to the school year, and are very proud of how hard our 5th graders have been working. For this newsletter we would like to focus on how we utilize our Accelerated Reader program in 5th grade. Each quarter . . .
Dear Pekin Elementary Family, Classroom guidance throughout the month of October has focused on building positive relationships with peers, bullying, staying safe at home and at school, and identifying who a trusted adult . . .
Fifth graders completed their first math unit which focused on finding the volume of rectangular prisms and are now in unit 2 working to learn the traditional algorithm for 2-digit multiplication. Parents may rest easy because this is . . .
The year is off to a great start! This year we have three sections of second grade. The teachers are Mrs. Bradshaw, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Neff. As we continue to get into daily routines, here are a few things we would like to discuss: . . .
It's GREAT to be back in SCHOOL! We're off to a wonderful start to our first grade year with 49 students present! We, as teachers, feel first grade is an important learning year where many successful school . . .
Pekin Elementary Families, Pekin Elementary has collaborated with Pilot Grove Savings Bank for several years to bring a banking opportunity to our students. We are happy to continue this collaboration for the . . .
How to Help Children Build Resilience in Uncertain Times There are many changes and unknowns for parents, students, and teachers as we begin this new school year. As a parent or guardian, you can do things at home . . .
Kindergarten is in full swing and off to a great school year! We have been easing into being back after such a long break from school, but the kids have been troopers. There are lots of happy faces and excitement with the . . .
September School Counselor Update The year is off to a great start! It has been refreshing interacting with and getting to know all of the students. Our first classroom guidance lessons focused on the . . .
Welcome Pekin students and families! I am excited for another great school year supporting your students’ academic, social/emotional, and career related needs. My role as your school counselor is to be an advocate for your . . .
Hello Everyone! I have missed spending time with our Pekin Elementary students and hope everyone is making the best of this challenging time. All of us are in this together. Here are a . . .
Thank you to all the staff and families who participated in our Reverse Parade. Enjoy this short video of the event.
Pekin School Nurse, Dana Miller, wants everyone to have access to immediate contact information for area emergency agencies. She prepare this list for your reference.
Our second parent-teacher conference of the school year involved each fifth grade student organizing materials to present to their parents. The students were asked to reflect on what they have learned so far as a means of self-evaluation. . . .
Below are some social emotional activities and online resources for parents and students of various ages. It is a mix of videos and handouts that promote understanding and identifying how the student is feeling about the virus, and then . . .
The link below provides parents some guidance when talking to children about COVID-19. Parent Resource: COVID-19
Thank you to Lea Sieren for sharing this video link that helps children understand how to protect themselves and stay healthy. Click this link to view the video. COVID-19: Kids Learning Video
Parents, Are you looking for a resource to aid in your discussions with your children regarding COVID-19? Children have questions and struggle to understand the impact COVID-19 is having on their routines and daily life. This . . .
The third grade group was very excited to welcome some visitors to our classroom. Garett’s great-grandparents, Margaret and David Wilson, came on Friday, February 28th to share one of . . .
We’d like to thank everyone who came to support our third Come Read With Me Day. We always have fun putting this on for our students and enjoy watching them share their excitement of reading with a loved one. Our next event will be . . .
Second Grade Newsletter We recently celebrated the 100 th day of school on February 14 th . We did various activities in the classroom that included making a necklace with 100 Fruit Loops, writing 100 words, solving 100 . . .
Putting the “Kind” in Kindergarten, Mrs. Holthus, Mrs. Glick and Mrs. Eubanks classes set a goal of collecting 100 gloves, hats, and socks to donate along with 100 canned/boxed items to celebrate our 100th day of school. . . .
Dear Pekin Elementary Family, Classroom guidance for the first half of the year has focused on developing students skills for learning and fostering empathy for others. Students have learned that empathy is . . .
The second semester is full of music opportunities for our elementary students. Here is a list for you to mark on your calendars. Tuesday, February 25 @ 7:00 pm is the 6th – 8th band concert . . .
Our 5 th grade students are gearing up for the 5 th grade jump rope show. They have been working hard perfecting all of their jumps and tricks to show the crowd at the basketball game. They will be performing for . . .