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:


  • I hope everyone had a healthy and wonderful summer. 


    Important Notes for the start of the 2021-22 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. 
    -Yeour child may bring a lunch from home the first few weeks in Kindergarten, BUT lunch will be available if needed.
    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 independance. 
    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 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 encourged to maximize student independance 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. School toys will be provided and sanitized between student use.
    -Please let me know if your child has any allergies, particularly to HAND SANITIZER

    Google Classroom and Chrome Books

     -Please keep your student's district issued Chrome Book at home 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. We will practice with an afterschool meet the second week of school! 
    Google Meet protocols will be discussed at that time.
    -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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  • Writing Workshop 9/20-9/24

    This week in Writing Workshop, we will be learning:

    Writers can draw a person and add more details

    Writers Use Writing Paper

    Writers Use Writing Folders

    Writers Add Letters and Words to Our Pictures

    When We Think We're DOne, We've Only Just Begun




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  • Reading Workshop 9/20-9/24

    This week in Reading Workshop, we will be learning:

    Reading Environmental Print in the World

    Readers will sit like partners on a rug

    Reading With a Partner

    We Point, We Say

    Reading By Ourselves and With Others





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  • Our sight words for the week are:

    to, like

    Previously taught sight words:

    I, can





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  • Social Studies Unit 1:  Citizenship, Community, and Rules




    Good Choice, Bad Choice

    Sharing and Taking Turns

    Friendship Craftivity

    Working Hard


    Helping Others

    Being a Good Citizen Review

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  • Math Topic 1: Numbers 0-5

    Count 1, 2, and 3

    Recognize 1, 2, and 3 in different arrangements

    Read and Write 1, 2, and 3

    Count 4 and 5

    Recognize 4 and 5 in different arrangements

    Read and Write 4 and 5

    Identify the Number 0

    Read and Write 0

    Ways to Make 5

    Count Numbers to 5

    Construct Arguemnts


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    Please join us for Kindergarten Color Days!

    Please help our Kindergarteners review colors over the next three weeks!  If possible, please have your child dress in the color of the day!

    Mon. 9/13


    Tues. 9/14


    Wed. 9/15


    no School


    Fri. 9/17


    Mon. 9/20


    Tues. 9/21


    Wed. 9/22


    Thurs. 9/23


    Fri. 9/24


    Thank you for your help!      The Kindergarten Teachers


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  • Join us for Back to School Night

    Monday, September 20, at 7:00

    Room 304

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

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  • 9:20 Arrival and unpacking

    9:30 attendance

    9:30-9:45 Social Emotional Learning

    9:45-10:25 Fundations

    10:30-10:45 Morning Meeting

    10:45-11:30  Reading Workshop

    11:30-12:00 Lunch

    12:15-12:45 Writing Workshop

    12:45-1:10  Math

    1:10-1:45 Social Studies/Science/Health

    1:50-2:30 Special

    2:35-3:00 Centers

    3:00-3:30 Recess

    3:30 Dismissal


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