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We are the Baldwin Cougars!
Baldwin Cougars

Welcome to Mrs. Smart's Kindergarten Class!

Kindergarten is FUN!!

Follow our Class



I use Twitter as my main daily / weekly classroom communication tool.


I typically find that using Twitter to report daily happenings is much more informative than bi-weekly newsletters.  You will need to set up a Twitter account, and request to follow our class in order to have access to our classroom account (simply click on the icon above and request to follow). 


The account is protected, only members of the John Baldwin community have access to my classroom account.  


Please be sure to sign a media release for your child! 


Thank you!!


Weekly / Daily Schedule 2018-19
Weekly / Daily Schedule 2018-19

Volunteer and Driver Clearance Link

Hello Parents,

Please use this link to access the district directions as to how to obtain district clearance for driving and volunteering in the classroom.


Volunteer Calendar

Kindergarten Curriculum Overview


As your child’s teacher, it is my goal to teach your children the skills they need to be successful in kindergarten, and prepare them with a strong academic foundation.  The Kindergarten curriculum emphasizes academic, social, physical, and emotional development taught within a nurturing, engaging environment.  Since each student arrives on the 1st day of kindergarten at a different stage of readiness, I teach these skills at a level appropriate to the development of each child.  My goal is to help your child maintain a positive self-image and develop responsibility and independence.  All skill requirements for kindergarten are based on the state framework and district guidelines.  The common core standards and  are available, in detail, on the district website:  or linked directly to the common core standards:


**Please reference the specific curriculum pages (located in the menu to the left) for more information on each of the content areas.**

Kindergarten Report Card

Hi Parents,


Below is a link to the SRVUSD KIndergarten Report Card for 2018-19.

District Calendar and Baldwin's Bell Schedule for 2018-19

Important Dates To Remember
Mr. and Mrs. Smart
Mr. and Mrs. Smart

About Mrs. Smart

I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year!  I LOVE teaching, and I especially love teaching Kindergarten!  

I have been teaching for over 29 years in grades K-5, 23 of those years have been at Baldwin teaching grades K-3. In addition to teaching in the classroom I have also taught technology to students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade, and have spent four summers as a reading intensive teacher in grades first through third.


My husband, Kent, and I have been married for 32 years and have two children, Ashley and Taylor. Ashley received her Ph.D from UCSF in neuroscience and bio-engineering and is currently a postdoc at Stanford. She and her husband, Bryan (also a Ph.D currently working for Google), live in San Francisco. Taylor works as a computer programmer and product developer, he and his fiance, Sarabeth, and their puppy Kaya live in San Francisco and are planning an August 2019 wedding in Vermont.


Kent and I live in Orinda with our two "furry boxer babies", Guinness and Cooper. Your children will most likely come home telling you of the naughty antics of Guinness, and of Cooper's patience with his younger brother, as many of my writer's workshop stories are based on the adventures I have with my pups!  :)


Ashley, Taylor, Cooper, and Guinness
Ashley, Taylor, Cooper, and Guinness
Cooper and Mrs. Smart
Cooper and Mrs. Smart