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Welcome to Preschool!

by Kari Monk

February 06, 2014

    Hello! My name is Mrs. Kari Monk! This is my 14th year teaching preschool in this district. While teaching here in Ashkum, I have taught all levels of preschool: self-contained special education, blended programs and the at-risk program.

    I was born and raised in Kankakee. I attended Central through eight grade then transferred to Bishop McNamara. I received my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Illinois University and my Masters degree in School Improvement Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University. Currently working on my ESL endorsement through the University of St. Francis. I currently live in Herscher with my husband Warren. Warren graduated from Central School District. Warren farms land in rural Ashkum and we own and operate Airstyke which is a crop dusting company.  We had our beautiful daughter Kyra in April.

    I love showing young children that learning is fun. I am very honored to be teaching your child and seeing so many familiar faces everyday.

    I look forward to getting to know each student and their families. 

    Please contact me at my e-mail kmonk@cusd4.org or call me at 698-2212.

WEEK                         THEME                     LETTER                 SHAPE

Feb. 10th- 14th         Valentine's/ Hearts                 R                             Heart

Feb. 24th- 28th         Space/ Transportation            A                             Star

March 3rd- 7th          Dr. Suess                             N                              Octagon

March 10th- 14th       Under the Sea                       M                             Trapezoid

March 17th- 21st       Rainbow/ St. Patricks            V                              Diamond

March 31st- April 4th  Spring                                 W                              None

April 7th- 11th            Eric Carle                            X                               None        

April 14th- 17th           Insects                               Y                              None

April 22nd- 25th          Flowers                               Z                              None

April 28th- May 2nd     Farm                                None                          None

May 5th- 9th               Farm                                None                          None

May 12th- 16th            End of the year                 None                          None  


Academic Skills...

Recognizing and Writing Child's Name

Recognizing Uppercase Letters of the Alphabet

Rote Counting / Counting Aloud 1-20

Recognizing Numbers 0-10

Counting Objects 1-10














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