• Kindergarten Curriculum
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Reading/Integrated Language Arts (ILA)
     
    The Kindergarten students will develop skills in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking through the use of the reading program called Storytown, published by Harcourt.  This research-based program offers a balanced approach to literacy learning that incorporates shared reading, guided reading and independent reading, as well as focused skill and strategy instruction.  Systematic instruction in the five areas of reading instruction – phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, robust vocabulary, and comprehension – are included.  Storytown also integrates writing into the reading process.
     
    The students in kindergarten will learn to:
    • Analyze words at the phoneme (sound) level
    • Relate letters to sounds and blend sounds to form words
    • Break spoken words into sounds and write these sounds
    • Recognize meanings of specific words (robust vocabulary) through oral language activities
    • Understand, remember, and communicate the meaning of stories heard and/or read
    • Develop comprehension skills:  determining main idea and details, making predictions, drawing conclusions
    • Recognize high frequency words
    • Read text with accuracy and proper expression
    • Develop writing skills using journal writing, shared writing and interactive writing
    • For more information and activities go to www.harcourtschool.com
    Click to View the ABC Video
    This ABC video was created using the "Fundations" letter cards (a tool we use in our kindergarten classrooms). This video will assist you in helping your kindergarten student learn their ABCs.
     
    Mathematics
     
     
     
     
    Kindergarten Highlights
     
    The Kindergarten program is designed to give the students experience in a variety of areas. Kindergarten Booklet - An introduction to the Kindergarten program!
     
    • Language Arts lessons on a weekly basis by the learning specialists
    • Guidance lessons taught by school counselor
    • Individual counseling as needed
    • Special Area Classes 
         Music, Art, Physical Education and Library for one thirty minute period per week
    • Field trip as arranged by teacher
    • Assembly programs/cultural arts arranged through the Home and School Associations
    • Field Day in the spring
    • Seasonal parties on special occasions throughout the year
    • Reporting to parents with one conference (November) and two report cards (February, June)
     
     
    Work Study Skills
     
    • Listens attentively
    • Follows directions
    • Works independently
    • Works neatly and accurately
    • Completes tasks
     
     
    Social/Emotional Skills
     
    • Shares with others
    • Displays self control
    • Puts away materials and toys
    • Participates in activities
    • Respects the property of others
    • Shows courtesy and thoughtfulness
     
     
    Physical Development
     
    • Dresses self independently
    • Uses large muscles for physical activities, e.g. hopping, running, and jumping
    • Uses small muscles for activities, e.g. cutting, coloring, printing, and drawing

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