Mrs. Alley and Mrs. Liesman's Classroom
Welcome to our 5th Grade Class!! We are excited for the 2017/2018 School Year. You can find helpful information on the website regarding classroom schedule, curriculum, teacher information, and contact information.
Hi! My name is Kimberly Alley and I am a 5th grade teacher. I have been teaching fifth grade for the last 9 years, all of them at Illini Central. I will start my 10th year of teaching during the 2017-2018 school year. I graduated from University of Illinois at Springfield with my Bachelors degree in Psychology with a teaching certificate. I was born and raised in Lincoln. I live with my family in Lincoln. My husband’s name is Dwayne Alley. He owns a barbershop/hair salon downtown in Lincoln named D-Fade’s Master Stylist. We have two boys named Evan and Bryson. Evan will be 6 years old and is in the 1st grade. He loves ninja turtles, playing on his swing set, swimming, and baseball. Bryson will be 4 years old in September. He loves Batman, dinosaurs, and playing outside. They have 3 fish of their own that they love to take care of. We also have a dog named Gizmo. Both of our parents live in Lincoln as well. I enjoy swimming, going on vacation or small trips with our boys, watching Cardinal baseball, watching Bulls basketball, shopping, and playing outside with my boys. I coached high school softball the past 7 years but decided to give it up after this past season. I will miss it but will enjoy the extra time with my growing family. I am also the science fair coordinator for 4th and 5th grade. I love being a part of the Illini Central staff!
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My name is Sarah Liesman. This is my 8th year teaching at Illini Central and my 10th year teaching total. I went to Eastern Illinois University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in special education and elementary education. At Illini Central, I am a 5th grade special education teacher. I grew up in Delavan, Illinois. I moved to Mason City in 2009 when I married my husband Clay. Together we have two children, Caid (7) and Kinsey (5). We live on the farm that my mother-in-law grew up on. Our family has two dogs, Tuff and Scout. My son has a rabbit, Fluffy. As a family, we also raise show pigs. In my spare time I like to read, sew, scrapbook and garden.
8:00-8:15- Morning Work/Announcements
8:45-9:15- Whole Group Reading/Novels
9:15-9:45- Guided Reading
9:45-10:10- Words Their Way/Cafe
12:20-12:45- Social Studies
Students will be switching classes this year. They will have Mrs. Kleinschmidt for social studies for 25 minutes a day. They will have reading, guided reading, spelling, writing, math, and science with Mrs. Alley and Mrs. Liesman. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Kleinschmidt if you have questions regarding social studies.
Links and Classroom Newsletter
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