Kerkstra Room 18 Update
This month our focus has been on different types of animals. After break we started talking about the different types of animals, and comparing and contrasting them. We talked about the difference between pets, ocean animals, zoo animals, and farm animals. Before our Zoo Field trip we each picked an animal and wrote a short report highlighting three significant facts about that animal. Each student then had the goal of finding that animal at the Lincoln Park Zoo. We then transitioned into ocean animals and created a booklet (as shown in photo) writing sentences about 5 different animals. Students worked at their ability levels whether it was identifying pictures, filling in pre-typed sentence, tracing, or writing out the sentences with the class. We then used our hands to make each animal using paint! We have learned some very interesting facts about so many different types of animals!
The next two sensory considerate movies being offered at Marcus Theaters are Inside Out on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. and Minions on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. If you wish to attend either of these movies please e-mail Pam Lorenz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let Pam know your name, the movie you wish to attend, and the number of people attending.
Kerkstra Students Raise Money for JDRF
District 142 Kerkstra Elementary Students raises $8,200 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Key to the success of the awareness project was the participation of Kerkstra Students who have been diagnosed with Type 1 - Juvenile Diabetes. These students, along with Mary Anne McKenna-Bryan from JDRF, took part in an education school assembly informing students about Type 1 Diabetes. The three-week long educational and fundraising "Kids Helping Kids" project was spearheaded by School Nurse Ellen Hanrahan, Principal Jeff Kulik, Teachers Mrs. Curtis, and Mrs. Meyers, and Southwest Cooperative Nurse, Mrs. Tengerstrom. A special "thank you" to Kerkstra Parents Mr. and Mrs. Pyzbylski, Mr. & Mrs. Haran, and Mrs. McCarthy. Students were encouraged to raise money to support JDRF and their mission to cure Type 1 Diabetes. Every donation resulted in a paper shoe being hung in the school halls. On Friday, May 8th, students celebrated with an all-school walk.