Energetic. Cooperative. Confident.
As children begin their first year of formal schooling in kindergarten, they are full of energy, ambitious and industrious. They enjoy working on projects, especially with friends. Kindergarten students are full of ideas, questions, and big words. They enjoy learning through games, poems, riddles, and songs.
Our kindergarten program provides students with just the right combination of teacher-initiated instruction, small learning groups, and self-directed activities to meet a variety of developmental needs. Singapore Math, Lucy Calkins Writing and Fundations Language curricula, as well as additional supplements, provide a solid foundation in all academic areas.
In kindergarten, students are encouraged to solve their own problems, communicate their thoughts and feelings, and be accountable for their choices and learning. In the classroom, we model and practice skills and strategies to help our young learners grow and develop into caring, honest, dependable people as we set the foundation for success in school and in life.
Our goals for Kindergarten:
- Engage in complex conversation about an open-ended question
- Identify all uppercase and lowercase alphabet letters
- Identify the beginning, middle and ending sounds of words
- Read high-frequency words and emergent reader texts
- Retell stories with detail
- Write to convey ideas
- Count to 100
- Understand addition and subtraction
- Analyze, compare and create shapes
- Classify objects
- Work with numbers 11-19 to set a foundation for place value
- Write numbers 0-20
- Observe, ask and answer questions about the environment
- Conduct simple experiments
- Use technology and tools to gather data, measure, and observe
- Create models and maps
- Work cooperatively in a group
- Help mediate conflicts with peers
- Acknowledge how own behavior affects others
- Use resources to solve complex problems in the classroom
- Understand basic symbols and practices of the United States
- Connect artistic features to feelings and ideas
- Follow safety rules
- Use motor skills and movement patterns for a variety of physical activities
- Use art materials to convey meaning
- Demonstrate a steady beat
- Sing and play basic rhythm instruments