Mrs. Rachel Lindahl



My name is Mrs. Rachel Lindahl and This is my first year teaching at Saint Zachary School, but my thirteenth year teaching. I received my Bachelors of Education at Roosevelt University with a Special Education Endorsement. I have taught most ages of Early Childhood Education. I have a five year old son who just started Kindergarten 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 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 a an important part of our class as is everyone else. 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:


Mon, February 28th – End of 2nd trimester

Thu, March 10th – Parent teacher conferences (4:00 – 6:30),                                     Preschool/Kindergarten open house (6:30 – 7:30)

Fri, March 25 – No School (staff development)

Mon, March 28 – Fri, April 1 – Spring Break

Fri, April 15 & Mon, April 18 – No School (good Friday & Easter Monday)




*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 everyday. – 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 7:50 and 8:05 am. We start heading down to the classroom at 8:05 to start our day.                                                                                                   














This week we are talking about different types of jobs and community helpers.

In science we will be talking about the changes we see in the weather

In math we are continuing our study of the number 6, writing numbers, shapes, simple addition and sorting by different characteristics.                                   

 In literacy we are learning about the letter “J” we are practicing writing in our “handwriting without tears” book, reading books about community helpers and the different parts of a story. We are continuing to practice rhyming.

In Social studies we are talking about different jobs that people do, where they work, and how they help our different communities.

In religion we are talking about taking care of God’s world. 

in art we are doing various projects community helpers.

In Spanish we are learning the words for winter, weather, types of clothing and the letters “M and N” (pronounced  em-ay and en-ay). We have started learning about all the countries where Spanish is spoken. We will learn about a new country every week. This week we are learning about Puerto Rico.  

In Polish we are working on pronunciation, the letters, the new year and the winter season









Preschool room 102