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MRS. BARLOW - KINDERGARTEN

WELCOMEWelcome to

Rock Springs Elementary!

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WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten is more than just an opportunity for children to socialize and learn about colors and shapes.  This is an important year in the life of youngsters!  A well-run classroom should offer kids developmentally-appropriate learning opportunities, without pushing them beyond what they can handle, while continuing to challenging them!  It should also provide them with playtime, as well as a chance to recharge and refuel their bodies with rest moments or snacks.

 

Above all, kindergarten is the time when kids acquire early educational skills so that they're not only ready -- but also excited -- to move on to first grade.  Children within this age group are like little sponges.  They love learning, and they are eager to do so.  Preserving this mindset is one of the most important tasks a kindergarten teacher should accomplish. 

 

Kindergarten is school for children from 4 to 6 years old depending on their birthday.  The average age of most kindergarteners is 5, but many children aren't actually ready -- whether developmentally or emotionally -- to enter school until they're older. In fact, it's not uncommon for some kids to begin kindergarten at age 6.  With that in mind, kindergarten students will come into the classroom with a wide range of skills and background knowledge.  Some students will be proficient with colors and shapes, but they will need leadership and guidance from the teacher (with parent support from home) with letter identification, phonics (letter sounds), counting, and number recognition and operations.  Others, may enter kindergarten reading sight words, sentences, or small books as well as a basic understanding of counting and cardinality with algebraic thinking.  Our goal is for each child to progress though each year at his/her own pace to meet the end of the year objectives and beyond when appropriate.

MEET THE TEACHER
Hi!  I am Mrs. Barlow. I have been teaching at Rock Springs going on 21 years. 
I have been married for almost 12 years and have a 10 year old son named Jackson.  I also have twin step-children who are boy/girl twins named Brylee and Baker. My family has 2 dogs named Molly and Bailey.  They keep us quite entertained!  Kindergarten is such a fun time and  we are going to make great memories and learn a lot as well!  
Class Schedule:

7:30-7:45 - Arrival/Morning Work  Arrival/Morning Work

7:45-8:00 -Calendar Time     Meeting/Calendar Time

8:00-8:25 - ELA Phonics ELA- Phonics

8:25-9:25 - Science/S.S. Time Science/Social Studies

9:05-9:20 - Snack Time  Snack

9:25-10:00 - ELA Reading  ELA- Reading

10:00-11:00- ELA Small Groups/Centers  ELA- Centers

11:00-11:30 - Recess  Recess

11:30-11:55 - Lunch Lunch

11:55-12:40 - Math  Math

12:40-1:30 - Related ArtsRelated Arts

1:30-1:45 - Math (cont.)    Math (cont.)

1:45-2:15 -RTI - Intervention    RTI- Intervention

2:15-2:25 - Pack up for Dismissal  Pack Up for Dismissal

2:30 - Dismissal   Dismissal