Rudyard Kipling Elementary School

Moving Forward

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

Week 3 Homework

Room 118

Adjective Practice half sheet: Due on Thursday.

Students who did not finish the Poetry webquest will be expected to complete it by tomorrow, sept 18t.

Room 120

Poetry Packet: Due on Friday

Room 122

Poetry Packet: Due on Friday

Remind Class Codes for ELA

This year, Kipling Teachers and Staff will be communicating with parents through the Remind App. Please use the class codes listed below to join. If your child is in homeroom 118 then please use the class code for 118 to connect with me over Remind. It will make communication much easier/faster for me if you use your child’s name instead of your own name. Thank you.

Ms. Steider ELA Class Codes

118 d49dg3

120 hkah7d4

122 4847d3

123 9c37d7

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


9351 South Lowe Avenue - Chicago IL 60620 - (773) 535-3151
Chicago Public Schools

Welcome to #119!

“A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark”

My name is Kaitlyn Doherty & I am excited to have joined the Kipling Tigers Team for the 2018-2019 school year! This school year begins my 6th year teaching in CPS, and my 4th year teaching Diverse Learners. In working closely with your middle schooler, I will assist him/her in accelerating their academic career, and instilling life-long learning skills along the way. I will assist your child in an Inclusion setting (within general education classrooms) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:45am-2:45pm and Fridays, 7:45am-11:20am.


current classroom happenings



  • Individual introductions via PowerPoint presentations

  • Inferencing Activity

  • Measuring Up Test

  • No Red Ink

  • NewsELA


  • Math Stations focusing on Numbers and Operations

  • IXL

  • Measuring Up Test

  • Dreambox



Your child’s general education teachers will assign homework that I will modify to meet their individual needs; therefore, all homework due will be listed under the pages of the below teachers, so please check daily:

Mrs. Gale

Ms. Steider

Mr. White

Mrs. Washington



Because effective communication is at the forefront of everything in life, please communicate with me via the REMIND wesbite/app at:


Thank you for your time,

Kaitlyn Doherty

Upper Grades Diverse Learner Specialist