Welcome to Kindergarten!
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.
Reader’s WorkshopOur reading curriculum includes: shared reading, reading aloud, small group guided reading and partner reading. The students learn 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 a multi-sensory program to master their knowledge of letters and sounds. They are encouraged to use “developmental” spelling to create their own writing pieces. Sight words are introduced weekly. Students are also intoduced to Orton-Gillingham strategies. This is a "multisensory" approach to teaching reading.
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 StudiesOur Social Studies Units are Rules and Cooperation, Family, and Our Place in the WorldFor more detailed information about subject areas and lessons, please click the link that follows.