• Hello Kellar & Whittier Parents! Welcome to Mrs. Montgomery's Online Classroom!

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    Name: Beth Montgomery

    Grade: K-4th Art Educator at Kellar and at Whittier


    Email: beth.montgomery@psd150.org

    Room #: 210(Kellar)

    From the Teacher



    Hello Kellar and Whittier Parents and students.  I am the Kindergarten through 4th grade Art teacher at Kellar and and Whittier. I will see your child once a week for 45 minutes at a time for Art.  I am looking forward to working with your child and ask for your support as he or she enters my class to create the best artwork possible and doing the best movement to stretch our bodies and brains.

    As the school year gets started, each class will be presented with the classroom rules and expectations for learning.  I ask that each child puts forth his or her best effort in class each session.  I understand that not all children feel confident in art, but all children can TRY!  I ask that your child do the BEST that he/she can in our current circumstances.

    Together we can make a difference!  I look forward to meeting you. Here's to a GREAT CREATIVE school year! 



    You will find attached an Art Activity Grid that your child can use to complete an Art project if the school district closes due to weather.   Most days of inclement weather we will have a meeting our regular art class scheduled time, then introduce our grid activities. 

    Inclement Weather Grid




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    Supplies needed for Distance Learning Art


     In our 30 minute class meetings per week, your child will always need paper and pencil(s) ready. 

    If you can make a little supply box for crayons, colored pencilsmarkers, and scissors so everything is in one place that would be helpful.

    I am flexible with the materials needed for the projects and will always tell you to use what you have to modify the activity.

    Please have or make a folder labeled ART so finished work can be placed in it for each week we meet.



     The best way to contact me is through email at beth.montgomery@psd150.org. If we have inclement weather days, I can also be reached on msteams during the scheduled school day.


    About the Teacher 

    Mrs. M  

    I am entering my 34th year of teaching in the Peoria Public Schools.  I have had the privilege of teaching for 25 years in various grade levels at Roosevelt Magnet School, one year of 4th grade at Glen Oak, five years of Art Education at Hines Primary in the K through 4th grades.  I have taught Art half time at Kellar Primary for three years and have become a member of the Whittier staff teaching Art for the 2022-2023 school year in the afternoon.

    I look forward to meeting each and everyone of you during this school year. 

    It might feel different, but we are in this TOGETHER! 

    Let's Get Art Smart!

    Mrs. Montgomery