Kindergarten Curriculum

The Kindergarten student has entered a time of immense social and academic change. It is a time of great happiness as a child’s learning and play are more imaginative and complex than before. The student seeks opportunities to gain knowledge and thrives when instruction is both structured and exploratory, guided by a clear and predictable schedule. Often bound by their senses and guided by what they can see, their enthusiasm for life in the classroom translates into a busy and enthusiastic learner. Children make discoveries, build knowledge, experiment with literacy and math, and learn to self regulate and interact with others in socially appropriate ways. We strive to teach your child to love to learn and have a better understanding of how much they are loved by Jesus and us.

Reading
  • Tracking words left to right
  • Ask and answer questions about unknown words
  • Weekly sight words
Phonics
  • Identify capital letters
  • Identify lower case letters
  • Identify sounds
  • Identifying digraphs sh, ch, th, wh
  • Recognize rhyming words
  • Matching rhyming words
  • Produce rhyming words
  • Segmenting CVC words
  • Spell simple words
  • Identify long vowel words
  • Identify and write beginning words
Handwriting
  • Correct letter formations
  • Correct numeral formations
  • First, middle, last name
  • Writing mechanics
  • Write to 120 without a model
Creative Writing
  • Opinion Writing
  • How To Writing
  • Personal Narrative
  • Identify ending punctuation
Presentations
  • Alphabet
  • Gingerbread Exchange
  • How To
  • Advice to graduating seniors
Math
  • Identification 0 - 20
  • Ordering 0 - 20
  • 2D Shapes
  • Academic vocabulary
  • Matches sets 0 - 20
  • Identify, analyze, and compare 3D shapes
  • Compose simple shapes to make larger shapes
  • Measuring length
  • Predicts more and less volume
  • Compose/Decompose numbers into ones and tens
  • Count forward from a given number
  • Count to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s
  • Count to 20 by 2’s
  • Decompose numbers less or equal to 10
  • Create addition sets to 10
  • Add and Subtract fluently within 5
  • Use multiple strategies to add and subtract to 10
  • Sorts and classifies objects
  • Interprets a bar graph
Guided Reading
  • Identify front cover and back cover of a book
  • Identify the role of an author and illustrator
  • Identify key details in a text
  • Read emergent readers
  • Reading CVC words
  • Identifying key details in informational texts
  • Comparing two characters in a text
  • Identify character, setting, major events
  • Ask and answer questions about key details
  • Identify and illustrate main idea in and fiction and nonfiction
  • Compare/Contrast two texts on the same topic
  • Distinguish realism and fantasy
  • Retell familiar texts with key details
Social Science
  • Begin understanding of predictions, hypothesis, and outcomes
  • Exploration of various fruits and vegetables
  • Learn about the life cycle by hatching butterflies and chicks
  • Investigate and celebrate the history of national holidays
Purposeful Play
  • Pretending and playing can help children navigate the world around them
  • Children are developing cognitive, linguistic, and social/emotional skills
Social/Emotional Development
  • Respect opinions and ideas of peers
  • Play and work cooperatively
  • Demonstrate self-control
  • Take responsibility for belongings
  • Move toward becoming an independent problem solver
Bible
  • Recites weekly Bible verses
  • Recites days of creation
  • 4 programs each year that are scripture based with kindergarten leading them
    • Noah’s Ark
    • Thanksgiving Program
    • Christmas Program
    • Kindergarten Graduation program with a Biblical focus