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Kindergarten

Ms. Bradshaw, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Olsen, Ms. Patterson, Ms. Bedard


Language Arts

Kindergarten children notice that words are all around. They play with language by creating silly rhymes and nonsense words. While this is usually great fun, it is also a very important step in learning to read. In kindergarten your child will be exposed to different literacy activities through whole group, and small group instruction. Literacy Center’s are a daily part of our schedule allowing time for small group guided reading instruction.



Math

Math is all around us. We begin each day discussing our calendar. Throughout the year you can find us counting cubes, number rods, and other math materials. These materials help kindergartners work with a larger set of numbers. Children also begin to use these materials to solve simple addition and subtraction problems, like how many cookies they’ll have left after they’ve shared some with a friend. They’ll learn about time, using tools like clocks and calendars regularly in the classroom.



Science

In kindergarten, our main focus is the five senses. Children learn about plants and animals and explore the weather and seasons. Teachers use simple science experiments to introduce children to the process of scientific inquiry. In the fall we take a trip to the pumpkin patch to learn about plants and seasonal changes and in the spring we will travel to the Richmond Zoo, and study mothers and babies.



Social Studies

Kindergarteners are ready to expand their world beyond their homes and classrooms to the larger neighborhood or community. They learn more about the rules that help people get along with each other. They may begin to form opinions on issues and understand that others may have different points of view. In the second ½ of the school year we learn about different famous Americans, and have a Famous American Parade. Most importantly they learn what it means to be a good citizen.

                                                                        Curriculum Overview