• Welcome to Kindergarten

    Your children have arrived at school with a wealth of knowledge and background that you have given them over the last five to six years. We hope to build upon those experiences and create a positive and successful kindergarten year for your child.


    We recognize that all children are unique, with varying physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs. Their growth occurs in developmental stages that are sequential and continuous. Children experience, understand, internalize, and build upon the concrete world they know as they move toward abstract learning.

    WE BELIEVE THAT PLAY IS CHILD'S WORK. Children integrate their learning experiences through pretend play. Children are encouraged to play and work cooperatively together to accomplish shared goals for learning and to develop positive interaction skills.

    Academics
    Special attention is given to meet the individual needs of each child in Reading, Writing, Communication, Math, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), PE, Music, Art & Library.
     
    Emotional Development
    The child's self-image and self-reliance are carefully nurtured by providing many positive experiences. Acceptance and encouragement are ever present.
     
    Intellectual Stimulation
     
    Children will be stimulated to understand and effectively process information by:
    • Improving listening skills
    • Following directions
    • Problem solving
    • Risk taking
     
    Reading (Collaborative Literacy, Heggerty: Phonemic Awareness)
    • Concepts of Print
    • Phonemic Awareness
    • Letter and Sound Recognition
    • Phonic Skills
    • Comprehension
     
    Writing (Collaborative Literacy Writing Units)
    • Narrative Writing
    • Information Writing
    • Opinion Writing
     
    Handwriting (Collaborative Literacy)
    • Letter Formation and Sequencing
    • Printing Skills
    • Functional Writing
     
    Mathematics (My Math and ST Math)
    • Numbers 0 to 5
    • Numbers to 10
    • Numbers Beyond 10
    • Compose and Decompose Numbers to 10
    • Addition
    • Subtraction
    • Compose and Decompose Numbers 11 to 19
    • Measurement
    • Classify Objects
    • Position
    • Two-Dimensional Shapes
    • Three-Dimensional Shapes
     
    Social Studies (Myself and My Surroundings, Kelso's Choice)
    • Kelso's Choice Conflict Management
     
    Science (FOSS Science Units on Trees and Weather, Mystery Science)
    • Demonstrates an understanding of scientific concepts and principles.
    • Records observations using simple words and pictures.
    Health (Great Body Shop)
     
    Communication
    • Listens to gain understanding
    • Uses conversation skills to greet others and take turns.
    • Uses appropriate, courteous language to work with others in a group.
     
    Technology 
    • Using the mouse
    • Accessing education software
    • Naming basic parts of the computer
    • Responsible citizenship
     
     Specialists
    • Art
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • Library
    • STEM