20141030 - Richmond kindergarten (KG) - nwherald

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Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Richmond Grade School kindergarteners work to trace letters on an iPad at one of the stations during class Thursday in Jill Peterson's classroom. Peterson tries to have each station combine a motor activity with an academic one, be it writing, reading or math. "At this level we want to teach kids how to think," said Peterson. In McHenry County 72.22 percent of the schools have their kindergartners in full-day last school year, according to the Illinois State Board of Education.