During his or her kindergarten experience, your child will experience many activities in all areas of development.
- Develop positive self-esteem.
- Learn to work and play with others.
- Learn to work independently.
- Learn to follow directions and classroom expectations.
- Demonstrate respectful and responsible behaviors.
- Be polite and kind.
- Learn to use classroom equipment and supplies appropriately.
- Develop large motor skills involving body movement and coordination through running, skipping and rhythmic activities.
Kindergarten is a critical time to lay the foundation for becoming a successful reader. Your child will learn to:
- Identify the alphabet in or out of order
- Develop fine motor skills by using clay, tracing activities and cutting
- Recognize both upper and lower case letters
- Identify letter sounds
- Learn basic concepts of print
- Holding a book correctly
- Tracking words left to right
- Reading from the top to the bottom of the page
- Identifying the front and back cover and title page
- Understanding the correlation between spoken and printed words
- Identify initial and final sounds in spoken words
- Identify rhyming words
- Determine word meanings from the way they’re used in a sentence
- Identify characters, setting, and key events in a story
- Retell stories in correct sequence
- Follow two and three-step directions using picture clues
- Reading comprehension
- Develop reading skills
- Count to 0- 30
- Identify and write numbers through 0- 20 (in or out of order)
- Identify penny, nickel, dime
- Identify the symbols +, -, = and learn simple
- Addition and subtraction through number 10
- Understand the concepts of position words
- Identify, copy and create models of various shapes
- Sort objects by size, color and shape
- Create a variety of simple patterns
Introduction to . . .
- forces of motion
- Environmental Science
Understanding . . .
- Community Helpers
- Holidays and Seasonal Customs
- Maps and Globes
- Following the rules in our community
- Using assorted art materials
- Variety of tools
Involvement in . . .
- Use of instruments
Strengthening oral skills by . . .
- Increasing vocabulary
- Speaking in complete sentences
- Using creative dramatics, puppetry, chart stories, audio CD stories
- Class discussions in small and large groups