• Welcome to Kindergarten Curriculum


    • Mrs. Anne Jones, M.A. Elem. Ed.-NAU, Teaching Cert.-ASU, B.A. Business Adm./Spanish-Minnesota State Univ., Mankato

    Classroom Climate

    • Structured, fun, positive, and safe learning environment
    • Empathetic loving teacher


    • Consistent, positive, appropriate consequences, praise and rewards
    • Individual plans as needed


    • Reading- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Into Reading Program, Fundations, Guided Reading, Literature, poetry, Raz-Kids, songs, all aligned to Common Core
    • Language Arts-writing journals, poetry, Manuscript handwriting, class and individual books, Common Core 
    • Math- McGraw Hill-My math, Math Centers, Calendar, Common Core
    • Social Studies-Macmillan/McGraw Hill, Chinese Culture lessons
    • Science-Harcourt, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)
    • Technology-Computer Lab, Media Center, Ipads, PC's, Laptops
    • Arts- Music, Drama, Art Centers, Art Masterpiece


    • Media Center/Library, Computer Lab, P.E., and Music

    Class Routines

    • Whole and Small group instruction, Centers, Structure


    • Before and after school (busing, daycare, and parent drop and pick-up)
    • Changes must be in writing the day of the change (not sent in an email), THANK YOU!!


    • 10-15 min./day, 4 days per week (Flashcards, Sight word routine, Raz-Kids online Reading, Mandarin)


    •  We love volunteers!!


    • Tax credit dollars-please donate to Tarwater Kindergarten so we can go on field trips hopefully soon! 
     A big WELCOME to you and your Kindergartener!
    I look forward to a wonderful Year!  "It's where the adventure begins!"

    Anne Jones