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    Ms. Buffie 
    Phone: 651-748-6868
    Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is  Sara Buffie and I've been teaching Kindergarten at Cowern Elementary since 2002. This is an exciting year for our kindergarten students. Kindergarten is a big step in your child's life. You will notice many changes occurring both socially and academically.  We've planned many challenging and fun activities that will help our students meet their academic goals. 

    In Kindergarten we believe in working with parents as a team to enhance your child's education. Please help us by practicing these items at home:

    • Identifying upper and lower case letters
    • Blending sounds to make new words
    • Identifying and producing letter sounds
    • High-frequency words (listed each week in the Kindergarten Newsletter)
    • Counting by 1's, 5's and 10's to 110
    • Counting by 2's to 22
    • Counting backward
    • Simple addition and subtraction
    • Identifying coins and their value
    • Writing their first and last names
    • Tying shoes (skip the velcro) and zipping jackets
    Please continue to read with your child every day.

    Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss your student's progress. 
    Thank You! 



    Always check the Peek-of-the-Week for updated announcements. Look in the backpack for your child's Friday Folder. 


    Homework Assignments & Due Dates:

    • Read, Read, Read
    • Count everyday
    • Give your child a hug every chance you get (they grow up fast).
    • Give lots of praise

    Parent Resources


    • Clever login for elementary students and parents 
      • Log in to Clever using your student's 6-digit student ID email (ex. 000000@isd622.org) and password
      • Once logged into Clever, you can access Seesaw, Lexia, RazKids, and any other district learning system or app


    • Campus Parent (formerly Parent Portal)
      • provides parents and students access to announcements, assignments, attendance, bus routes, fees, grades, report cards, schedules, and more 
      • parents can keep their contact information up-to-date in Campus Parent to receive important texts and emails from the district and their school