Mrs. Rachel Lindahl



My name is Mrs. Rachel Lindahl and This is my third year teaching at Saint Zachary School, but my fifteenth year teaching. I received my Bachelor of Education at Roosevelt University with a Special Education and ESL Endorsements. I am currently working on obtaining my endorsement in bilingual education.  I have taught most ages of Early Childhood Education. I have a seven-year-old son who just started second grade at Saint Zachary School. I will be teaching the Spanish portion of our ECLIP program this year, I learned Spanish mostly from my Grandparents. My Mom is from Peru, and we spent a lot of our time growing up speaking Spanish with her parents.

During my free time I like to read, draw and do beading and jewelry making. I volunteer at the Des Plaines history center. With my family I love watching movies and we enjoy being outside together.

I am excited to be working with your children with year. I also look forward to working together with your family so that your child can have the best start to school. I love teaching preschool/ Pre-K because the children are so eager about learning at this age, they have questions about everything and want to know so much about the world. This year we will be learning about letters, numbers, phonemic awareness, beginning writing skills, basic science and social study skills, religious concepts, songs and art. As well as having gym class and learning Spanish or Polish. But the most important thing that children in early childhood need to learn are social emotional skills, that they are important, love and as much an important part of our class. These ideas will be taught and incorporated into our lessons throughout the day. 

If you have any questions, please let me know,

my email is:


Important dates:

Tuesday, December 12 – NO EDP (staff holiday party)

Friday, December 22 – last day of school before break.

Monday, December 25 – January 5 Christmas vacation (NO SCHOOL)


Some important reminders:

*Please take your child to the bathroom before coming to school.  

*Please send your child is school appropriate shoes. We have gym on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. In addition, please make sure they have weather appropriate clothing and an extra set in their locker.                                                                                          

 *The letter practice pages and any other work I send home do not need to be returned, if you would like to send them for me to see, I can stamp them and send them back home.                                                                                                            

*Please check and empty your green folders every day. – When returning things that go to the office in your green folder, it’s helpful if you write “completed” or “for the office” so that we know you have seen and completed it. 

*Read with your child at least 15 minutes a day.    

*Please drop your child off between 7:45 and 7:55 am. We start heading down to the classroom at  7:55 to start our day. Our day starts with prayer at 8:00.

* Dismissal starts at 2:50. If no one is here by 2:55pm we take the students to the extended day program.   

*Sleeping bags go home every other week to be washed and returned to school.                                                                                       

*Please send only one coat, one hat and all other winter accessories. If your child wears boots, they can bring one pair of shoes to change into. We have limited space in the lockers for coats, backpacks, sleeping bags and everything else. Sending more than one of an item doesn’t leave enough room for everyone’s things.














what are we learning about?

This week we are talking about 

In science we will be talking about hibernation and animals in Winter.

In math we are talking about patterns and the number 5.                            

In literacy we are doing the letter E. We are reading stories about Fall. We have read “The snowy day”, “Froggy gets dressed”, “Bears don’t share” and “my letter E box”.

 In Social studies we are talking about empathy.

In religion we are talking about God’s gift of water

In Spanish – We are talking about colors, feelings and learning nursery rhymes

In Polish – We are learning shapes and colors.