• Kindergarten

  • Social Studies

    Our social studies units are integrated into our language arts curriculum and focus on the study of ourselves and the world.

    Unit 1: Me at School

    Unit 2: Getting Along and Making Friends

    Unit 3: Same and Different

    Unit 4: Where I Live

    Unit 5: Wants and Needs

    Unit 6: Talking About Time

  • Language Arts

    Our Language Arts program includes a wide variety of learning activities to instill the many components of literacy. Some of the methods we use in the classroom are; small group instruction, large group instruction, learning centers, "Big Books" for shared reading lessons, interactive writing lessons, teacher and student journals, and phonemic awareness activities.

    What is phonemic awareness? A "phoneme" is simply a sound. (The word "CAT" has 3 phonemes or sounds; C-A-T. The word shoe has 2 phonemes or sounds; sh-oe.) Phonological awareness is simply a gradual progression through these different levels, resulting in reading.

    Level 1; rhyming; focus on the ending sound; ale/tale.

    Level 2; alliteration; focus on the beginning sounds; dog/dirt.

    Level 3; sentence segmenting; focus on breaking up the words; clap each word in a sentence.

    Level 4; syllable blend/segment; focus on individual letter sounds; D-O-G.

    Level 5; Onset Rime blending and segmenting; the onset is the beginning consonants of a word-the rime is the rest of the word, beginning with a vowel. Ex; sh/op or p/uppy.

    Level 6; Segmenting of individual phonemes; single letters make a word; D-O-G is dog, and T-H-A-T is that.

  • Math

    By the end of the Kindergarten year, your child should be able to do the following:

    • Count to 100 orally.
    • Write numbers, recognize numbers, represent numbers to 20.
    • Identify basic geometric shapes and 3-d solids.
    • Read a simple bar or picture graph.
    • Identify fractions; half and whole.
    • Create and/or extend an ABAB pattern
    • Add/subtract with models/manipulatives.
    • Sequence events.
    • Sort and classify items.
    • Use simple problem solving strategies.

    On most days, our math is taught during calendar time and during a quick "mini-lesson", which is followed by small group or individual exploration in math centers.

  • Science Curriculum

    Our science curriculum is based on the study of our physical world through the eyes of a scientist.  Our units of study are:

    Unit 1: Be a Super Me Unit Plan 

    Unit 2: I Am a Scientist and Engineer Unit Plan 

    Unit 3: Objects in the Sky Unit Plan 

    Unit 4: Our Wonderful Earth Unit Plan 

    Unit 5: In Our Backyard 

    Unit 6: Planting Our Kinder-Garden 

    Unit 7: Taking Care of the Earth 

Carole Greer
Candy Kern
Sarah Martinez
Misty Rea