We are nearing the end of the third quarter already! Students are still working hard to meet their AR goals. They will have until the end of the day on March 19th to complete it. Please encourage them to read at home. If they . . .
Hello First Grade Families, We wanted to share that our first graders have made so much growth over the year in reading. Thank you for your contributions to their achievements. With the continued at home . . .
First of all we would like to remind parents that parent-teacher conferences are Tuesday, March 9 and Thursday, March 11. The communication between home and school is a vital part of the educational process so please . . .
In reading class, we are working on reading short stories to practice our reading strategies. So far we have read fictional stories The Christmas Carol, Thank You Ma’am, and The Golden Cadallic and nonfiction articles . . .
Kindergarten has had such a busy month that it’s hard to believe that March is around the corner! During these cold temperatures we have been learning the effects it has on the animals and hibernation. We . . .
Students are learning and having fun in the elementary music class! They are singing a little, dancing, discovering, bucket drumming, learning about rhythm and the names of the notes on the treble Clef along with an . . .
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 . . .