Kindergarten: 5-years old
The goal for this class is to instill the love of learning by providing a well-rounded curriculum that includes academics, as well as Art, Music, Spanish, and Physical Education. This class meets Monday through Thursday each week beginning at 9am and ending at 3pm. The school year will begin the Tuesday following Labor Day and will end the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend. Children must be 5-years old by September 30 of the school year. The class size will not exceed 18 children with a full-time teacher and part-time teacher’s aide. The small class size allows the teacher to concentrate on each child’s needs and to quickly recognize concerns.
The kindergarten academic program focuses on the common core standards for English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies:
- Reading/ Literature
- Reading/ Informational Text
- Reading/ Foundational Skills
- Speaking and Listening
- Counting and Cardinality
- Operations and Algebraic Thinking
- Number and Operations in Base Ten
- Measurement and Data
- Earth and Space
- Scientific Inquiry
- People in Societies
- Citizen Rights and Responsibilities
- Social Studies Skills and Methods
One of our goals is to introduce pre-reading skills that will eventually usher each child into reading at an appropriate level. We accomplish this task by creating a world of words for our kindergartners. A combination of phonics, whole language, and individual guided reading is used to reach this goal.
Music, Art, and Physical activities are part of the everyday experience. Once a week they will have a special class in one of the following areas – Art, Gym, Music and Spanish.
A Bible story is introduced each week during Jesus Time. The children will attend chapel once-a-week which is led by the pastor, our music director, and our school director. We feel that the children should have opportunities to develop comprehension skills, learn cooperation, enhance language skills, and grow spiritually.
Children need to bring a sack lunch. Parents are encouraged to pack a balanced lunch for their child which includes a protein (meat or peanut butter), dairy, fruit &/or vegetable, and grain.
Parents will have opportunity to volunteer as a classroom helper. It is very important that parents demonstrate to their child their joy in helping out with their class and the importance of a strong foundation program.