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We are the Baldwin Cougars!
Baldwin Cougars

Welcome to Mrs. Smart's Kindergarten Class!

Kindergarten is FUN!!



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 for 2019-2020 School Year
Weekly / Daily Schedule for 2019-2020 School Year
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 2019-2020

Volunteer Calendar Sign Up Document 2019-2020


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.

Baldwin's Bell Schedule and District Calendar for 2019-2020

Baldwin Bell Schedule


District Calendar

Important Dates To Remember
Mr. and Mrs. Smart
Mr. and 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 30 years in grades K-5, 24 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 33 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 a September 2019 wedding in Vermont.


Kent and I live in Orinda with our 12 and a half year old boxer dog, Cooper. 


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