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Welcome to Preschool!

by Kari Monk

March 20, 2017

    Hello! My name is Mrs. Kari Monk! This is my 17th 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.  I recieved my ESL endorsement through the University of St. Francis. I currently live out in the country of Clifton 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 have two beautiful girls, Kyra and Sadie.  Kyra is 3 years old and attends preschool here at Central. Sadie was born in November and growing fast. 

    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

March 20th- 24th                Rain forest                    W

April 3rd- 7th                      Spring                           X

April 10th- 14th                   Eric Carle                      Y

April 17th- 21st                  Insects                          Z

April 24th- 28th                  Flowers                           

May 1st- 5th                      Farm                               

May 8th- May 12th             Farm                               

May 15th-18th                   End of the year                



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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