Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

Moving Forward

Kipling Elementary School is a Chicago Public School educating students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Book Purchase

Hello Parents/Guardians,

This year we will be reading the novel "Wonder" and because we would like each child to have their own copy to annotate/keep, we are asking that each student brings $5.00 to help cover the cost of the book. Each book retails for $10.00 so having half of the cost covered would help save money that can be spent on other books or classroom materials. You may purchase a copy of the book for your child, however, please have them bring it to class by Monday (September 16). Thank you in advance!

-Ms. Steider and Ms. Ali 

Welcome Back

We are delighted to welcome everyone back to the 2017-2018 school year. We are so pleased to have your students in our class. As they year progresses we hope to keep you updated with important information through the Kipling website. We look forward to a wonderful year!

Workbook Fees- The fee is $110.00 for 8th grade students. This includes workbooks, as well as cap and gown, diploma cover and signature book. This DOES NOT include luncheon. The workbook fee needs to be turned in AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

REMIND- Remind is a great way for parents AND students to receive reminders from Ms. Steider and Ms. Ali. Students who wanted to join Remind have already been inputted during class. Parents who would like to join Remind can enter the codes below.

8th grade parents: text 81010 with 84k32a in the message box 

7th grade parents: text 81010 with 93aec7 in the message box 


Global Research Project

November 27-December 22


For the last three weeks Ms. Ali and myself have been working with students on an intensive global research assignment. Students have been working to compose a research paper, as well as a Power Point presentation that will be a large portion of their quarter 2 grades. If you have been checking Parent Portal frequently you will notice that we have been updating grades accordingly so you can keep track of your students progress. We have stressed to the students multiple times in class as the weeks have gone by that this a large part of their grade. HOWEVER, it will all be done IN CLASS. We chose to do this assignment in class as we are aware of how much it weighs in on their grades. In that case, this gave students an opportunity to ask us a variety of questions or concerns at all times. Please be aware that if your child was not on track we did our absolute best to contact you. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us before the quarter ends. We should have all assignments in regards to the research project up after winter break (students will be presenting until Friday). Thanks for your understanding.


Ms. Steider (

Ms. Ali ( 

Homework 9/12-9/16

Monday (6-8th):

  • Study for vocabulary quiz (Wednesday)

Tuesday (6-8th): 

  • Vocabulary review, study for quiz

Wednesday (6-8th)

  • Close reading questions 

Thursday (6-8th)

  • unfinished work from class
  • study for vocab quiz Friday

Friday (6-8th)

  • Study guide for short story test Monday