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Welcome to Mrs. Kimble's First Grade

Reading, Spelling, Math, Grammar, Science, Social Studies, Writing, & Phonics
I graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL with a Bachelor's Degree in elementary and special education.  I also took graduate courses at the National College of Education to obtain more certification in special education.

Biographical Information

I live in Jacksonville with my husband, Jim, a native of Winchester.  My daughter, Kate,  graduated from EIU and is a graphic designer and my son, Zac, graduated from NIU and is in sales.  They both live in the Chicago suburbs, where I'm originally from.  I started my teaching career at Winchester  Grade School teaching primary special education. I have been here ever since!  I taught special education for 13 years until I started teaching 6th grade.  Although I loved teaching 6th grade, after 9 years I decided I would like to teach at the primary end again.  This is my twelve and last year teaching first grade, as I am retiring in 2018.  I  love teaching first grade and seeing how much my students change in a year.  They start as emerging readers and learn so much in the short 9 months that I have them.  First graders are such eager learners and have so much enthusiasm!


1-1 Daily Schedule 2017-2018


 8:10-8:25        Opening Routines

Attendance /Morning Work

 8:25-9:30         Whole Group Reading

 9:30-10:00        WIN-R / Small groups

10:00-10:10    Restroom break

10:10-10:30    Word Study (Spelling)

10:30-11:10    Recess/Lunch

11:10 -11:20   Restroom break

11:20-11:30    Math Meeting

11:30-12:05    Math

12:05-12:30    WIN-M / Math activities

12:30-1:25      Word Study (Grammar/Writing)

 1:25-1:35      Restroom breaks/mailboxes

 1:37-2:22      PE/Music

 2:25-2:35      Change shoes & snack

 (*M,T,TH -Short lesson for Science or S.S.)

 2:35-3:10      Science/Social Studies (W & F)

*2:40-3:10     Monday-Library



3:10-3:15      Folders/Behavior charts

3:15      Dismiss bus students     

 3:20     Dismiss town students






The best way to contact me is through the above e-mail or call the school at 742-9551.  I am usually at school until at least 4:00.  If you call between 1:45-2:10 or after 3:30, the office can transfer you to my room.


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