Welcome to Kindergarten


    Our kindergarten program features a developmentally appropriate approach to learning and an intense emphasis on activities that promote early literacy. The curriculum is organized and integrated around themes and focuses on the wide use of language, speaking and the early stages of the writing process. The use of Big Books and many hands-on science and math activities incorporate the fine arts to provide a balanced and enriching program.


    Email me anytime with questions or concerns:


  • Welcome Back!!!  I hope everyone had a healthy and wonderful summer. 


    Important Notes for the start of the 2023-24 school year:  

    -Please label everything that comes in, including water bottles, sweatshirts, jackets, coats, etc.
    -Please send in a full-size backpack with your child, as well as the folder that our PTO will provide on the first day. 
    -Your child may bring a lunch from home the first few weeks in Kindergarten, BUT lunch will be available for purchase.
    Please practice having your child open containers and inserting straws... there are adults to help, but things will go more smoothly if students are working towards independence. 
    If your child is buying lunch, please put a note in their folder. 
    We will be taking lunch orders in the morning. 
    For those buying lunch, you will need to log on to the Parent Portal and put money in their lunch account. 
    Checks may also be sent in a labeled envelope with their student id number on it and the money will be applied to their account. 
    Please see the Food Service Department Webpage for more information.
    -Velcro or slip-on shoes are encouraged to maximize student independence and maintain a healthy learning environment.
    -The students are also encouraged to bring in a water bottle each day (filled with water only please), as we will not have access to the water fountains.
    Water bottles will be returned home each day to wash.  
    Reusable bottles with a locking lid are suggested to keep their backpack dry.
    Other drinks will be allowed in the cafeteria for lunch, but water only in their water bottles please.
    -Please send in a dated note with your child's full name if there will be a change in dismissal.
    All dismissal notes are sent down to the office in the morning.   
    -Please do not send in any toys from home. 
    -Please let me know if your child has any allergies, particularly to HAND SANITIZER

    Google Classroom and Chrome Books

     -Your student's district issued Chrome Book will stay at school at this time.
    -An invitation to join our Google Classroom was emailed to your child's district email address. Please click the link within the email to join.
    -Google Classroom is where you will be turning in homework and receiving digital homework assignments.
    -Through Google Classroom, there is a link to access Google Meet
    -Should we need to go Full Remote at any point in the future, Google Classroom would be the platform for instruction. 
    -The District Tech Tool Kit and Student/Parent Tutorials are available to help you with some common tech problems and document questions.
    -If you are having difficulties with your district issued technology, please complete this form:  Parent/Student Technology Assistance Request
    Please email me with any questions... but please be aware that it may take a day or two to respond.
    During the school year, things requiring immediate attention (for ex. a change in bus/pick up dismissal for that day) should be sent via note in your child's folder.  
    My email is cabarlow@jacksonsd.org


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  • Reading Workshop Week of December 4-8

    This week in Reading Workshop, we will be learning:

    Partner Power Gives Readers Even Stronger Pointer Power

    Super Readers Put Powers Together

    Super Readers Learn Words and Practice Reading them in a Snap

    Super Readers Make the First Sound in the Word to Help Them Read the Word

    Super Readers reread their Post-it notes/labels before rereading their book.



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  • Writing Workshop Week of December 4-8

    This week in Writing Workshop, we will be learning:

    Slowing Down to Leave spaces between words

    Add dialogue to a story by using speech bubbles.


    Fancying Up Our Stories

    Celebrating Our Writing


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  • Our sight words for the week are:

    no, and, one

    Previously taught sight words:

    I, can, to, like, a, my, sit, me, the, we, see, you, in, do, go

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  • 6,100,499 December Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock

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  • Holiday House Building Party

    Our Holiday House Building Party will be on Wednesday, December 20th from 2-2:45 in our classroom.  

    For house building, each child will need:

    1 adult size shoe box

    1 can of white frosting

    Please send these in by Friday, December 15, each labeled with your child’s name.  Thank you!


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  • Holiday Shop 12/4

    Our class will be visiting the holiday shop on Monday, December 4, from 2:15-2:45.  

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  • Please remember to label all lunch boxes, coats, folders, etc..

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  • 9:10 Arrival/Social Emotional Learning

    9:15 attendance

    9:20-9:45 Morning Metting

    9:55-10:40 Fundations

    10:45-11:00 Reading Workshop

    11-11:10 Snack

    11:10-11:50 Special

    11:55-12:15 Recess

    12:15-12:30 SEL

    12:30-1 Lunch

    1:10-1:50 Math

    1:50-2:30 Writing

    2:30-3:00 Social Studies/Science

    3:10 Pack up/dismissal


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