Our Kindergarten curriculum is developmental and encourages all children to see themselves as readers, writers and problem solvers. We see all students as unique individuals who develop and grow at different rates. We strive to create a cooperative classroom where children are encouraged to work together in cooperative groups. The students interact in a positive way that fosters a successful learning experience for all. +Wellness is a big part of our curriculum. We have daily "morning meetings" to focus on different aspects of wellness in and out of the classroom. This is the time that we discuss any problesm that may arise.
Our Curriculum : https://sites.google.com/a/northernhighlands.org/quad-curriculum/
Reader’s WorkshopOur reading curriculum includes: shared reading, reading aloud, small group guided reading and partner reading. The students learn ecoding and comprehension strategies to help them become independent readers.
Writer’s WorkshopOur writing curriculum includes: shared writing, interactive writing and independent writing. Student learn to write through mini-lessons about different writing genres. They are encouraged to use proper writing conventions such as capitalization and ending punctuation. Some writing units include: Lists, Label, and Pattern Books, Personal Narratives, Non-Fiction/ Informational Books, How-to/Instructional books. We practice being storytellers that write down our stories that others can read.
The kindergarten students use Orton-Gillingham strategies. This is a "multisensory" approach to teaching reading. Students are introduced to the kindergarten sight words ("red words") each week and practice recognition and spelling of these words.
In Kindergarten, we are using Everyday Math. The math curriculum is hands-on and incorporates manipulatives to teach all skills. The following concepts are emphasized: number identification (1-100), addition, subtraction, sorting & classifying data, composing & decomposing numbers, analyzing & creating shapes.ScienceOur Science Units are Weather, Forces in Motion, and EcosystemsSocial Studies
Our Social Studies Units are Rules and Cooperation, Family, and Our Place in the World