Kindergarten Curriculum and Program Goals

ENGLISH/WRITING: 

Kindergarten students begin their writing experience from writing drawing to writing words and sentences to writing high-frequency words to full paragraphs. Students will also be focusing on spelling, vocabulary, and grammar. Students still need to know how to write legibly — and that means penmanship matters.

READING, PHONICS, FLUENCY:

Kindergarten reading develops an appreciation of literature. Reading informational text will help students gain information about our world.

Kindergarten students know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Kindergarten students will demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and phonemes. They will read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

MATHEMATICS:

Kindergarten mathematics, based on the Singapore Program, is founded on the process of addressing mathematics through concrete, pictorial, and abstract thinking. Students develop mental agility and number sense by engaging in hands-on manipulative activities, embracing multiple problem solving strategies, and practicing solving each problem in many different ways. Learners at all levels participate in a range of challenges and enrichment to deepen their understanding along the math spectrum. Students will work independently, in small groups and as a whole group during mathematics inquiry.

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SOCIAL STUDIES:

Kindergarten social studies curriculum develops our students by starting off with rules and laws and ending with the market place.

HEALTH:

Our health curriculum is a comprehensive program designed to help students develop positive behaviors and attitudes that will lead a lifetime of good health. In order to achieve that goal, students will gain health knowledge, life skills, good character, and consumer skills.

SCIENCE:

Kindergarten science covers life science, earth science, physical science, and space and technology.

COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY:

Computer class serves as a time dedicated to learning the functions of computers for practical academic applications.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

Physical education class is both developmentally and instructionally suitable for the Kindergarten students. This class will employ a wide variety of activities and resources to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm to pursue a healthy lifestyle throughout their lives. Students will become skilled performing many different locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative movement patterns and concepts. Beyond sports activities, major components to this class will be providing students opportunities to learn and practice sportsmanship, support for each other, teamwork, respect, assistance for those in need, appropriate competitiveness, and wellness.

SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS:

  • Spanish or Chinese Class
  • Weekly studio art classes
  • Science Fair
  • Chautauqua
  • Monthly Declamations
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