Families will also receive a receive a school wide newsletter each month.
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.
|With research-based lessons,
dynamic activities, rich
problem solving, and built-in
systems for assessment,
intervention and test
preparation, Houghton Mifflin
Math is unmatched as the
program for a new generation
of math learners.
|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
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
|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
|My World teaches the
foundational skills they need
for long-lasting social
will study units each with its
own BIG IDEA and core
|lessons that correlate with the IL Kindergarten Learning Standards. Units
covered are: Family and Friends (Culture- Groups, Leaders, and Rules), A
Big Wide World (Geography and Economics- People, Places and Jobs),
Long Ago and Today (History- Change Over Time), Our Country, It's a
Great Place (Citizenship-Symbols, Heroes, and Leaders).
10255 Ridgeland Ave.
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
4527 Southwest Hwy.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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