Welcome to the Kindergarten Homepage

Mrs. Soupir

Mrs. Soupir

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 9th year of teaching, but fourth 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 2032!

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

Mrs. Soupir

  • Hello! I am delighted to be your child's teacher! This is my 7th year teacher and my third year at Renville County West. I grew up in Belview attending all 4 schools during the late BDRSH and early RCW years. Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall is where I received my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education (Primary) and Early Childhood Education. I am looking forward to giving back the communities that gave so much to me.

    I live near Beview with my husband and our one year old daughter, Maelynn. Besides my love for my family and for teaching, I also enjoy traveling, golfing, and coffee get-togethers with friends. I am so excited to meet you all and look forward to a great year together!

Ms. Steffel

  • Hello Kindergarten Families! 

    Welcome to RCW Elementary! At the beginning of the 2018 school year I student taught in 2nd grade with Mrs. Elfering. I finished my student teaching experience in Kindergarten with Mrs. Marcus. In December I graduated from Minnesota State Universtiy, Moorhead where I received my degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Inclusive Education with a minor in Special Education. I am excited to begin my teaching career here at RCW. I look forward to working with you and your children for the rest of the school year! 

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Mertens


  • Kindergarten Schedule

    8:15-8:30   Brain Boxes

    8:30-9:00   Breakfast

    9:00-9:15   Morning Meeting

    9:15-10:20  Reading- whole group & small group

    10:20-11:10 WIN (What I Need)

    11:12-11:40 Lunch

    11:40-12:00 Recess

    12:00-12:55 Math- whole group & small group

    12:55-1:30 Art/Social Studies/Science/Centers

    1:30-1:45   Milk break

    1:45-2:45   Specials (gym, library, technology, music)

    2:45-3:10   Brain boxes/Closing

    3:12- 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

    With prompting and support, I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text. 

    With prompting and support, I can retell familiar stories, including key details. 

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

    With prompting and support, 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.