Welcome to the Kindergarten Homepage

Ms. Kockelman

New Teacher
  • Phone: 320-329-8368 ext. 1128


Mrs. Marcus

Mrs. Marcus

Mrs. Mertens

Mrs. Mertens

Mrs. Marcus

  • Hello Kindergarten Families!

    Welcome to RCW and thanks for checking in. I graduated from RCW and am thrilled to be back in Jaguar Country! I received my bachelor's degree from SDSU and my master's degree from Hamline University. This is my 10th year of teaching, but sixth year here at RCW. Previously, I taught preschool and ELL. I am so happy to be a part of your child's learning journey and look forward to a wonderful year learning with the Class of 2034!

    Thank you for entrusting us with your child!
    Mrs. Marcus

New Teacher

  • Hello Kindergarten families! 

Mrs. Mertens

  • Hello Kindergarten Families! 

    Welcome to RCW Elementary! This will be my third year teaching at RCW.  I received my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Inclusive Education. I look forward to working with you and your children for the rest of the school year! 

    Thank you!

    Mrs. Mertens


  • Kindergarten Schedule

    7:50-8:20   Arrival/Morning Recess

    8:20-8:50   Breakfast

    8:50-9:15   Morning Meeting

    9:15-10:15  Reading

    10:15-10:35 Recess

    10:35-10:55 Math

    10:55-11:20 Art/Science/Social Studies

    11:20-11:26 Wash hands/prep for lunch

    11:26-11:50 Lunch

    11:50-12:05   Read Aloud

    12:05-1:15 Specials (gym, SEL, technology, music)

    1:15-1:30 Milk Break

    1:15-2:05 WIN/Rest time

    2:05-2:20 Calendar Book

    2:20-3:00  Play time

    3:15- Walk out to buses



Important Documents

  • Snow Day Assignment

    Print the file to play Snow Day BINGO. 

    Bring your board back to school with a 5-in-a-row BINGO colored and a parents signature and you will receive a special treat!

    If you are unable to print your BINGO card, write down the activities you did and have your parents sign your paper.

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  • Essential standards are the standards we focus on, but they are not the ONLY things we learn in kindergarten. We present the standards to our students using "I can" statements. Please see below for our essential standards.

    English Lanague Arts

    I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text. 

    I can retell familiar stories, including key details. 

    I can identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. 

    I can describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear.

    I can demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. 

    I can follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.

    I can recognize that spoken words are represented in written langage by specific sequences of letters.

    I can understand that words are separated by spaces in print.

    I can recognize and name all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet. 



    I can recognize that a number is used to show how many.

    I can read, write, and represent numbers 0-31.

    I can count forwards and backwards from 0-20.

    I can find one more and one less.

    I can compare and order numbers 0-20.

    I can create and extend patterns.

    I can recognize 2D and 3D shapes.

    I can short and compare objects by different attributes.