Welcome to Mrs. Zirbel's                                                                        Kindergarten!

Cabrillo School, 5309 W. 135th St., Hawthorne, California, 90250     (310)-725-5400


 Please, always visit all website links yourself --before you and your child explore.  

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Mrs.  Zirbel's 


helpful links:

Lexia Log in 

Shapes andColors

 Alphabet World

 Counting and Sorting

 Science Lab Fun   

 Homework Information


Wiseburn Public Library 

  What is the Cabrillo       Portaportal? 

It is a collection of over 100 links with learning sites for kids and parents!

Cabrillo Portaportal

(Guest log-in "cabrillo")

Cabrillo School PTA 


Wiseburn Education Foundation

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Kindergarten is an adventure!
Welcome to our class!

Welcome to our Room 6 website!

What can you do to help your child be successful in Kindergarten? Now we are in the last trimester.  What should you do to continue your student's successful experience?

  1. Assist them as they practice writing their name the "Cabrillo" way.  (That means a capital letter at the beginning, followed by lower case letters.)
  2. Read and review the Room 6 homework messages and family activities. Students should be supervised, and please let them produce the work themselves. *See me if you need help with ideas for encouraging student productivity.
  3. Encourage your child to ask questions and help them explore to find their own answers! (Exploration before explanation)
  4. School behaviors practice: Have a discussion about behavior at school. This would include having "reciprocal" conversations, turn taking, level of voice volume, etc. 
    • Does your child know the 3 B's of Cabrillo?
    • Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe 
    • What behaviors are appropriate for school? What is appropriate for the playground or park? 
    • How are rules for home different from rules in other locations? 
    • What is "friendly language?" 
    • What is collaborative language
    • Can your student explain their choices when they are problem solving?
  5. Practice tying their shoes and zipping/buttoning clothes independently.
  6. Practice washing hands, blowing nose, opening lunch items independently.
  7. Use a night time routine that includes an earlier weekday bedtime.
  8. Eat breakfast every day. PLEASE.
  9. Go to the public library. Does your child have a library card?
  10. Talk about good manners in the home, classroom, school and community.
                                                         The ROOM 6 Website:


It is my hope that you use these kindergarten pages for reference during the school year. You will find subjects we will study and helpful links to support classroom learning.  There will also be parent information you will find helpful. This includes homework details, school events and connections to many content standard based websites.  Content Standards are the different subjects and specific topics that we will be learning and exploring.

Practice with the KIDZONE link in  Alphabet World!  

Check it out! There's alphabet tracing pages to print out and

loads of other great activities for parents to download.


Check out the amazing "MATH CATS" web link 

on the Counting and Sorting page! Meow!