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Kindergarten


When a house is built, what is the first portion to be constructed? The foundation. Kindergarten is the first layer of the educational foundation and provides a student’s first exposure to many new concepts. In addition to simply learning to follow directions, students at this level are learning what letters look and sound like and how they work together to form words and sentences. Writing at this stage is all about creation – how to write and draw letters then how to string them together to create a masterpiece!

Mathematics, science and social studies are also taught at the kindergarten level with the primary focus on exposure to all concepts. In math, the focus is on numbers, shapes, patterns, counting and the language used in mathematical operations. In science, students investigate and use their five senses to discover how things work at the most basic level. To create good citizens, students start early in their study of citizenship, geography, important people in history and how communities work. While there are fun and games involved in the kindergarten curriculum, the main focus is the creation of a strong foundation for future learning.


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Oral Language

  • Uses oral communication skills effectively
  • Demonstrates vocabulary development
  • Identifies words according to beginning, middle, and ending sounds
  • Blends sounds to make words or syllables
  • Divides words or syllables into sounds

 

Reading

  • Shows interest in stories, poems, books
  • Understands how print is organized and read
  • Understands that print has a meaning
  • Hears and produces letter sounds
  • Identifies words that have the same beginning sounds
  • Recognizes basic sight words
  • Demonstrates comprehension of stories

 

Writing

  • Prints letters legibly
  • Prints first and last name legibly
  • Prints letters horizontally, left to right
  • Writes using pictures
  • Writes using knowledge of letters and sounds and words 

 

Math

  • Understands concepts of more, less, same
  • Counts orally to 100
  • Counts objects to 15
  • Write numerals to 15
  • Make number combinations through 10
  • Count by 5’s and 10’s to 30
  • Recognizes ruler, scale, clock, calendar, and thermometer
  • Recognizes penny, nickel, dime, and quarter
  • Tells time to the hour
  • Identifies circle, square, rectangle, and triangle
  • Interprets and creates graphs and tables
  • Creates and extends patterns
  • Compares length, height, weight, and temperature
  • Models addition/subtraction stories

 

Science

  • 5 Senses
  • Matter: Solid, Liquid, Gas
  • Shadows
  • Force, Motion, and Energy :Magnets
  • Earth Patterns and Changes
  • Life Cycles
  • Resources:Reusing, Recycling,Conserving

 

Social Studies

  • Citizenship
  • American Flag/Pledge
  • Maps/Globes
  • History: Past/Present
  • Economics: Needs/Wants
  • Holidays

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