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Mrs. J. Polley - Teacher

Ms. Polley is our Kindergarten teacher. 

My name is Jennifer Polley and I am very excited to be working with your child this year.  This is my 28th year teaching at Burnham School.  I spent the first 15 years teaching the Pre-K program at Burnham and moved to Kindergarten 13 years ago. 

            My biggest goal this year is to make learning fun.  Every day we will be singing, coloring, cutting, writing our names and enjoying new stories.  We will also be learning about math concepts, sight words, letter sounds and correct letter formation.  I want all children to LOVE school right from the start.  It is very rewarding to see smiling faces every morning.

            A little about me personally… I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Illinois University and a Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning from St. Francis University with an Endorsement in ESL (English as a Second Language).  I also have advanced my education by taking additional college classes, online courses and numerous workshops and seminars so that I can keep up to date on new and current educational trends.  I grew up in Lansing, IL and still live there with my 18 year old son.  I love to travel, read, cook and spend time with family and friends. 

            Children in Kindergarten have not yet achieved total independence.  Therefore; it takes strong family support, as well as support from the school and teacher, to help create a well rounded and successful Kindergartner.  I am looking forward to working with your child and with you.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Don’t forget to check out the Kindergarten website:

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