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Welcome to Preschool!

by Kari Monk

December 07, 2015

    Hello! My name is Mrs. Kari Monk! This is my 16th 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, 2013.

    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           

Dec. 7th- 11th                      Holiday Celebrations                G             

Dec. 14th-18th                    Holiday Celebrations                 None

Dec. 19th- Jan. 3rd             NO SCHOOL

Jan. 4th- 8th                        Mittens                                      S       

Jan. 11th- 14th                    Snow/Snowmen                        J

Jan. 19th- 22nd                   Winter Animals                          D

Jan. 25th-29th                      Penguins                                  P




Academic Skills...

Recognizing and Writing Child's Name

Recognizing Uppercase Letters of the Alphabet

Recognize at least 8 shapes

Rote Counting / Counting Aloud 1-20

Recognizing Numbers 0-10

Counting Objects 1-10















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