WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN

Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Mrs. Hardesty and I love teaching kindergarten! I graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2015. I began my career at Palestine Grade School immediately after graduation. I cannot imagine being anywhere else! I have a BIG family! I live in Palestine with Mr. Hardesty and my 2 children Isaac  and Drew York. My nieces Keisha and Haley along with my dad both live with me, too! My bonus kids Gauge, Abil, and Kaylee spend lots of time in our Palestine home as well! I LOVE all things PIONEER! You will see me around town support our school and our students!  Please feel free to contact me anytime at the school 618-586-2711 or by email lori.hardesty@palestine-pioneers.net.

Mrs. Hardesty’s Kindergarten Class of 2032 placed their rocks in the PGS rock garden. We read the book “Only One You”, talked about how we are all special and unique, and then painted our rocks.

We are feeling “Spookley” in Mrs. Hardesty’s Kindergarten Class! So many amazing and generous Scholastic Book Club Donors allowed us to purchase Spookley the Square Pumpkin for our Scholastic Book of the Month.After we read the book, we all made our very own pumpkins that are unique to us! We are all special in kindergarten! 

Kaye Holscher came to Mrs. Hardesty’s Kindergarten today to teach the students about a tool she uses in her catering business to peel apples! The students peeled their apples and then measured their peels to see who had the longest apple peel! Mrs. Iilyes and Mrs. Redman were huge helps!

This video is a wonderful and fun way to practice phonics sounds!

This is another fun way to practice letter sounds! We use this video in class. 

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