Hawthorne Elementary School
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Miss Udelhofen

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Hello! 

I am so excited to welcome your little ones to Hawthorne. I teach Kindergarten at both Hawthorne and Jackson. This year, I will at Hawthorne in the afternoons. Each Friday I will be sending home a newsletter to update you on things we are learning and share upcoming events.

 

Below you will find information about our classroom, useful links to use at home, and more. Please don't hesitate to email me with any questions (audelhofen@elmhurst205.org).

 

Also, don't forget to take a look at our school newspaper! https://sites.google.com/elmhurst205.org/hawksquawk/hawk-squawk-home

Online Resources

With the new addition of iPads in Kindergarten, we will be utilizing many apps to enhance our learning. Feel free to utilize these apps at home as well! As always, please contact me with any questions that you have.

  • Writing Wizard (writing)
  • Geoboard (math)
  • Bob Books (reading)
  • Starfall (reading)
  • Raz Kids (reading) --I will send home information about logging in and suggested areas within the app once we get it up and running.

Unite for Literacy is a great website to visit as well. It has books sorted into categories to spark your child's interests and read for fun.

About Our Classroom

My goal is to foster a classroom environment in which all students feel safe. Safe in the physical nature, but also safe to make mistakes and learn from those, to participate, and work as a team. I believe that we are a community of learners and know that I will learn much from your students everyday.

The classroom is set up to foster this environment. Here are a few key components that demonstrate such:

  • Students sitting at tables to encourage collaboration and team work
  • A warm, inviting classroom library
  • No "teacher desk" 
  • Hands-on manipulatives to explore with when learning key concepts.
  • Student-Teacher made anchor charts to display student thinking and learning.

About Your Teacher

I was born and raised in Elmhurst, IL where I attended Edison Elementary School, Sandburg Middle School, and York High School. 

I received my Bachelor's degree from Butler University. At Butler, I majored in Elementary Education and minored in Mild Intervention and Reading. I spent one semester student teaching in Kindergarten at an arts integrated school and my second semester student teaching in a Special Education Resource setting.

 

I am embarking in my second year of teaching and could not be more excited. I will be split between Jackson (AM) and Hawthorne (PM). I can't wait to meet your kids and begin a year of learning and exploration.

                            

                              

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Picture Source: Playful Learning

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