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Kindergarten Curriculum

 

Language Arts Curriculum

  •  Literature-based approach to reading with emphasis on phonological awareness and phonics using decoding readers
  • Phonetic spelling
  • Creative writing
  • Journal writing
  • Cooking with letters
  • Manuscript writing
  • Basic phonics rules
  • Student generated books
  • Bi-weekly home reading assignments

Mathematics Curriculum

  • Fundamental concepts counting, reading, and writing
  • Use of manipulatives
  • Patterning, classifying, and sequencing
  • Introducing of measurement, time, and money
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Graphing
  • Problem solving
  • Geometric figures
  • One to one correspondence
  • ST Math (JiJi) in the computer lab

Science Curriculum

  • Physical science- solids, air, sounds
  • Basic vocabulary and expressions 
  •  Light, and simple machines
  • Life science- senses, safety, space, nutrition, insects, science lab, body parts
  • Earth science- weather, plants and trees, rocks, ocean, seasons
  • Science labs

Social Studies Curriculum

  •  Family, school, friends, self
  • Holidays and culture celebrations
  • Communities from the universe to our city
  • Physical properties of map and globe
  • Current events
  • Careers
  • Theme centers
  • Weekly Readers

Enrichment Curriculum

     Foreign Language Curriculum (Spanish)

  • Exposure to Spanish sounds, vocabulary expressions
  • Hispanic culture awareness
  • Enrichment activities including songs, games , dances, movies, and puppets

Art

  •  Introduction to and care tools and various media
  • Beginning study of design principles
  • Art history of assigned multicultural unit for the semester
  • Two and three dimensional activities
  • Elementary use of clay, painting , drawing , printing

Music

  • Introduction to piano
  • Written notation of simple rhythm through singing, listening, movement and playing rhythm instruments
  • Performance opportunities include Christmas Pageant and Spring Play

 

Physical Education Curriculum

  • Introductory games
  • Parachute play
  • Ball skills, bean bags, scooters
  • Skatetime
  • Cross- curriculum games
  • Field day

 

Library

  • Read fiction and nonfiction stories
  • Storytelling with puppets

Technology

  • Curriculum integration
  • Basic computer skills
  • Keyboarding
  • Developmentally appropriate software in various content areas