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Penny Lane Schools adhere to the
Illinois Kindergarten Early Learning Standards.
These standards and quality indicators reflect current knowledge, research findings and shared beliefs about high-quality,
developmentally appropriate early childhood care and education in the context of programs for kindergarten students and their
families. “Standards are an essential first step for designing effective curricula since they represent an agreed upon agenda
for teaching and learning. The Illinois Early Learning Standards Kindergarten are excellent because they recognize the
interconnectedness of emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development and learning—the whole child. Like all good
standards, they should be used as the base for reflective teachers as they create learning experiences that build on what
children already know and capture their interest in learning.” Barbara Bowman President Emeritus Erikson Institute.

We use Teaching Strategies GOLD to create lesson plans, child portfolios and assessment.
You can:
• View your child’s electronic portfolio that includes photos, scanned artwork, and other
electronic samples of his/her interactions at school.
• Complete a developmental survey to assess your child’s progress and view reports on your
child’s development. This survey also helps us to get a complete picture of your child’s skills
and abilities, so that we can better support his/her learning here in the classroom.
• Get personalized activity recommendations for your child that are based on our
assessments of your child’s development. These fun and engaging activities are directly
related to our curriculum, so you can support your child’s learning at home.
• Learn more about child development, our curriculum, early childhood education, and
parenting through an extensive resource center including articles and websites.
Chicago Ridge
Kindergarten Page
Oak Lawn
Kindergarten Page
My Math is written to meet the
Common Core State
Standards. Customized for the
way teachers teach,
personalized for the way
students learn, and
individualized to maximize
student success.

Written to meet the CCSS, My
Math provides a colorful and
intuitive lesson format that is
engaging and kid-friendly,
making math fun and
memorable.
StoryTown is a place where
everyone loves to read.
StoryTown's foundation is
cemented through systematic,
explicit instruction in the key
elements of reading: phonemic
awareness, phonics,
vocabulary, fluency, and text
comprehension. It's built
around a wonderful variety of
nonfiction and fiction-including
news articles, biographies,
research, narratives, poems,
plays, and fantasy. A core
reading program and a guided
reading program with Leveled
Reader System
Our Science provides
standards-based content develops
inquiry skills mastery through
scaffolded inquiry. Integrates
powerful reading, writing, and math
support. It makes all students feel
like the king of the jungle!
McGraw Hill Time Links aligns with the
Common Core State Standards. Time
Links teaches the foundational skills
they need for long-lasting social
studies success. Students will study
units each with its own BIG IDEA and
core
lessons that correlate with the IL Kindergarten Learning Standards. Units  
covered are: We Have Families, Where We Live, People Long Ago, Why
We Work and Getting Along Together.
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Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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