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Welcome to the Elementary Education Page

Welcome to the Kansas Department of Education's Elementary Education Webpage. On this page you can easily navigate to your grade level standards by clicking on the link below. Vertical alignment documents are also available below as well as other resources which are located on the bottom right of this page.


Dear Spelling Bee Coordinator,  The Kansas Press Association is proud to once again bring to your students the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. The Annual Sunflower State Spelling Bee will take place March 9, 2019. The champion will represent Kansas in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C. In addition to improving students’ spelling skills and increasing their vocabularies, spelling bee participation provides valuable experience in developing poise — a necessary skill for success in public speaking, performing arts and athletics. In order for your students to participate in the Sunflower State Spelling Bee program, your school must enroll with the Scripps National Spelling Bee at spellingbee.com by December 15, 2018. This will also serve as your registration with the Sunflower State Spelling Bee. When you enroll at spellingbee.com and pay the materials and enrollment fee of $235, you will receive exclusive online access to

Grade-specific word lists and study sheets for grades 1–8 * Study materials for your school spelling champion * The 2019 Classroom Pronouncer Guide

The 2019 School Pronouncer Guide * From Encyclop√¶dia Britannica, a free one-year subscription to Britannica Online for Kids that you may award to one student at your school (a $74.95 value) *Materials to conduct your Great American SpellCheck fund-raiser, *Award certificates, and *Key information about your local spelling bee program.

We look forward to providing this wonderful opportunity to your students. Sincerely, Amber Jackson Kansas Press Association Sunflower State Spelling Bee Coordinator ajackson@kspress.com


The Science of Reading, phonemic awareness and phonics professional development will now be at 8 service centers across the state! This professional development will center on how the brain develops for reading, the importance of explicit and systematic instruction in the early grades in phonemic awareness and phonics, and how all of this connects to the English Language Arts Reading Foundational Skills state standards. This PD will not focus on any one curriculum or program but will allow participants to see how this type of instruction can be added to any program to improve literacy instruction. The schedule is below. Please contact the service centers (which are linked) to enroll in the professional development closest to you. I am looking forward to working and learning with teachers in Kansas! 

  • Monday, December 10 Greenbush Lawrence FULL
  • Tuesday, December 11 Greenbush Girard
  • Friday, December 14 Orion Clearwater
  • Monday, January 7 Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center Oakley
  • Tuesday, January 8 Smoky Hill Salina
  • Friday, January 11 Smoky Hill Hays
  • Tuesday, January 15 ESSDACK Hutchinson
  • Thursday, January 17 Southwest Plains Sublette


Grade Level Links 


Vertical Alignment Documents 

History, Government, Social Studies K - 6 
English Language Arts 

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