Welcome to Kindergarten!
In kindergarten, we encourage each child's development in an environment focused on sharing God's love. We partner with parents by providing a high quality, safe, healthy, loving environment while offering fun learning experiences.
Our teachers are committed to planting the seed of God’s love through biblically-integrated curriculum. Our focus is on developing the whole child with a scaffolding approach. Complexity of skills and materials presented increases at each level corresponding to developmental expectations.
Kindergarten classes continue to build on the scaffold with immersion into the language arts, phonics, and math curriculum.Specials classes are added to the curriculum through Chapel, Music, PE, Art, and Computer.
Your child will have a folder that he or she is to bring home and back to school each day. This is how communication will come home from the school, such as newsletters, permission forms, and other notes. At the beginning of each week, our teachers send home a homework sheet that details the assignments and events going on that week. If there is a worksheet for homework, it will be in the folder, and your student will need to bring it back completed the next day. Each week, students learn and memorize a Bible verse. It will be recited in class on Friday.
Please check your child's folder each afternoon to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information on our school happenings.
Math & Literacy Concepts
Kindergarten is a great time of learning for our young students!
By the end of the school year, students have covered:
* short and long vowel sounds and rules
* recognizing and spelling sight words, such as "you", "they", "said," etc.
* reading blends and memorizing special sounds (such as "sh" in ship and "ay" in pray)
* learning how to read fluently, without many stops
* answering questions about what they have read
* sounding out unknown words
Our students write daily! Through regular practice, they learn to:
* come up with an idea and how what they want to say before beginning to write
* starting sentences with a capital letter
* writing from left to right
* leaving space between each word
* spell using the special sounds from phonics charts
* ending each sentence with proper punctuation
Each day, our students grow in their ability to understand a variety of math concepts.
* classifying and sorting items by color, size, shape, thickness, etc.
* patterns - creating your own pattern and extending already made patterns
* counting by ones, fives, tens, and twos
* recognizing and writing numbers 1-100
* shape recognition - circle, square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon
* solids- cube, sphere, cylinder, cone, rectangular prism
* symmetry and equal parts - dividing items into equal parts (halves, thirds, fourths)
* money - recognizing, counting, and knowing the value of coins
* time - digital and analog - be able to read and write times (on the hour and half hour)
* addition and subtraction - recognizing and properly use + and - signs
- be able to solve addition problems up to sums of 10
- be able to solve subtraction problems
* understanding beginning word problems
* measurement - use of ruler and other items to learn measurement concepts