Kindergarten

 

 

Weekly Kindergarten Newsletter

 

Kindergarten Handbook 2013-2014

 

Kindergarten Curriculum Overview

In Kindergarten, within limits of age and maturity, your child will learn to:

  • Follow directions
  • Work independently
  • Develop a positive self image
  • Listen attentively
  • Work cooperatively with others
  • Show respect for others
  • Be responsible for classroom materials
  • Make friends
  • Make decisions independently

Bible – Bible Series – Kindergarten (ACSI 1995)

  • Listen to Bible Stories
  • Memorize Bible Verses
  • Discover how the Bible applies to our own lives
  • Develop an attitude of service to others

Reading/Language Arts – A Beka (2008)

  • Recognize/print upper and lower case letters
  • Identify letter-sound correspondence
  • Identify rhyming words
  • Read/write one’s own name
  • Participate in hearing & retelling selections from a variety of cultures
  • Compare/contrast different versions of a story
  • Identify the naming words and action words in a spoken sentence
  • Write sentences using developing writing skills
  • Recognize high frequency words
  • Blend sounds into words
  • Use technology to create/illustrate stories

Math – Mathematics (Houghton Mifflin 2012)

  • Recognize and write numbers
  • Describe and extend color, shape, size & position patterns
  • Use manipulatives to demonstrate a variety of math concepts
  • Count, measure, weigh, and estimate
  • Simple addition/subtraction of concrete objects
  • Introduce money, time, fractions
  • Comparison Skills – Understand and use words that describe:
    • Position
    • Size
    • Amount
    • Distance
    • Time
    • Length
    • Height
    • Opposites
  • Classification Skills – Sort and classify according to:
    • Size
    • Form
    • Function
    • Other Categories

Problem Solving Strategies

  • Identify problems and possible solutions
  • Recognize cause and effect
  • Draw a picture
  • Find a pattern
  • Use logical reasoning skills
  • Predict outcomes
  • Use scientific method (i.e. predicting, testing, observing, and recording results

Science and Health – Science (Harcourt 2002)

  • My body Matter Five Senses Energy
  • Dental Health Earth Weather Color
  • Animals Sound Space Plants

Social Studies – Here We Go: Social Studies (Pearson Education 2008)

  • Myself, Families, Friends
  • Our neighborhood
  • Community workers
  • Cultural heritage of United States
  • Democratic principles/national symbols/holidays
  • Cultural diversity
  • Maps/globe
  • Economic principles (wants/needs)

Music

  • Steady beat in music
  • Forms: call and response
  • Melody patterns
  • Body movement to music
  • Singing sacred music
  • Rhythm patterns
  • Notes (pitch, direction, names)

Physical Education – Dynamic Physical Education for School Children (Allyn & Bacon 1995)

  • Movement awareness activities
  • Simple games and activities
  • Exploratory ball skills
  • Simple rhythm activities
  • Scooters, jump ropes, and parachute exploration
  • Stunts and tumbling skills
  • Hopscotch and jumping activities
  • Playground apparatus exploration
  • Biblical awareness development

Art

  • Positive work attitudes Listening skills
  • Respect of other’s work Tracing patterns
  • Sponge painting
  • Primary colors
  • Cleaning up after oneself
  • Using chalk
  • Using clay
  • Creative expression
  • Fine motor skills: cutting, coloring and pasting
  • Using watercolor & finger painting

Library

  • Once weekly

Computer

  • Once weekly
  • The Computer Lab uses the Global Academics curriculum to introduce the students to the basics of using the computer and it’s programs and peripherals.