Jefferson Elementary School
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Tech Tools - websites, apps and software to support your child's learning

Stories on line!
Go to: storylineonline.net to hear stories written by noted children's book authors and read by celebrities
Our class loved listening to Rita Moreno read "I Need My Monster"! 

Heads Up!
Game app for the iPad based on a similar board game. Has several subject categories 
Tons of fun while getting loads of practice providing clues and using clues given by others to identify the hidden words
Our class has had a blast taking turns guessing and giving the clues to identify different animals and everyday kid-friendly objects
Costs $ .99 at the iTunes store, also available in game board version through other sources

NFL Play 60
Exercise app for the iPad, a collaborative effort by the American Heart Association and the NFL
Players run and jump to control their avatar and earn points for rewards
Gives a great brain break as well as a cardio-workout

Marti Good Locker

PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]

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Math Practice and Help

 

Cool Math

  • This site has a great math dictionary and explanations.
  • Play fun math games while you get better and better!

A Plus Math

  • This site offers games, homework help.

Math Flashcards 

  • Have fun while you practice math facts. Choose addition, subtraction, multiplication or division then work to collect stars!
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Reading Help and Practice

Read Between the Lions

  • Choose a story, then read along with the story teller.   

Discovery Kids

  • Learn about a volcano, take a quiz to find out how much you know about penquins, test your skills at a memory game and more 

Spelling City

  • Go here for help learning spelling words. It will even test you so you'll know how you're doing.

  

 

 

 

 

Marti Good

Reading Nonfiction!


We've been reading nonfiction, lots of nonfiction! We've learned to identify and use text features including headlines, captions, table of contents and glossaries. Using the text features helps us better understand what we read. Using our skills as word detectives also helps our comprehension. When we encounter an unfamiliar word, we use the words surrounding it as context clues to its meaning.

 

We've read nonfiction articles about animals who help people and people who help animals. In addition, we've been reading about space, life in space, animals and biographies, including several of the presidents. Reading nonfiction has helped us discover our world and helped us become more informed readers.  

The power of a good book!

 

Our community of readers has been reading, summarizing, comparing plots and writing scripts!

Our reading community has been enjoying Kate DiCamillo's books from the Mercy Watson and Bink & Gollie series. We've read and discussed the characters, plots and themes.  As a summative, to demonstrate their knowledge, each student created a movie featuring two of the characters from the books they read and highlighted, then compared and contrasted plot elements. Soon, you'll be able to enjoy the movies on our site. You'll appreciate students' creativity. What you won't see though is all the work each student did to create the movie. Their preparation consisted of:

* Summarizing plots of two stories

* Conferring with a teacher about plot summaries and character traits

* Writing a script for the two characters they chose to report on the plots and compare/contrast the plots 

* Drawing portraits of the two characters 

* Recording their scripts 

Kudos kids! Your hard work through a multi-faceted project is inspiring! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To find out more of what's happening, please check out Jefferson School's homepage. Also, please always feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. Email is the easiest way to reach me - a convenient link is located in the column to the right. Or, you can leave a message with Jefferson's office at 630/ 834-6261 and I'll return your call.

2016-17 Specials Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

  ART  

  • Ferris
  • Hayes

 

  • Grelecki
  • Grosso

 

 

 

 

  • Furlong
  •  Georgalas

 MUSIC  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Furlong
  • Georgalas
  • Grelecki
  • Grosso

 

  • Ferris
  • Georgalas
  • Grosso
  • Hayes

 


  • Ferris
  • Furlong
  • Grelecki
  • Hayes

 

   PE  

 

  • Furlong
  • Georgalas
  • Hayes

 

 

 

 

  • Ferris
  • Hayes
  • Ferris
  • Furlong
  • Grelecki
  • Grosso
  • Georgalas
  • Grelecki
  • Grosso

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Good, Marti
Special Education Teacher mgood@elmhurst205.org

Third Grade Teachers

Furlong, Stephanie
Third Grade Teacher sfurlong@elmhurst205.org
Georgalas, Emily
Fourth Grade Teacher egeorgalas@elmhurst205.org
Klink, Jennifer
First Grade Teacher jklink@elmhurst205.org

Fourth Grade Teachers

Grosso, Michael
Fifth Grade Teacher mgrosso@elmhurst205.org
Hayes, Donna
Fourth grade teacher dhayes@elmhurst205.org
Kovach, Pam
Fourth Grade Teacher pkovach@elmhurst205.org

Fifth Grade Teachers

Ferris, Lynn
Fifth Grade Teacher lferris@elmhurst205.org
Gackowski, Stephen
Third Grade Teacher sgackowski@elmhurst205.org
Grelecki, David
Fifth Grade Teacher dgrelecki@elmhurst205.org