Kindergarten Studies

 

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KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

Bible: Voyages from Concordia Publishing is used. Bible stories which survey the Old and New Testaments include: creation, the exodus, Bible heroes, the birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus and the New Testament church. Kindergartners attend Chapel twice each month.

Reading: The A Beka Reading Program is used which teaches reading using phonics, sight words and context clues. Students begin by learning letter sounds, blending, reading individual words, reading in context and building comprehension skills. The students will also learn 100 sight words.


Math:
 Purposeful Design is used. Learning concepts include: patterning, writing numerals, making sets, telling time to the half hour, identifying coins, counting by 5’s, 10’s, addition fact families through 10 and introduction to subtraction.


Social Studies:
Teacher generated units include map studies, American history, cultural studies and community relationships.


Science:
Teacher generated units include studies in weather, astronomy, seasons and climate change, life cycles and human body systems.


Physical Education:
How to play group games, skill building in throwing and catching, running, skipping, hopping, rhythm and dance, balance and motion.


Music:
Vocal music and learning to play rhythm instruments will be the focus for music studies.

 

PM Kindergarten Studies


Author Studies:
Students will learn about different authors, styles of writing and compare different illustrators. Enjoying children’s literature is a priority!


Physics for Fives:
Using the scientific method students will explore different physics principles such as heat, friction, magnetism, simple machine, etc.


Composer of the Month:
Students will learn about the life and times of a different composer each month. They will listen to famous works and learn to identify major musical works of composers.


Art Literacy:
Students will learn different art concepts such as shape, texture, line and form. They will learn about different artists and enjoy hands on exploration with different medium.


Spanish:
Students will learn basic vocabulary, songs and about the Spanish culture.


Child Directed Activities
: Time is scheduled for students to paint, puzzle, build, and engage in imaginative play in the classroom. There is also unstructured playtime outside and in the gym. There are numerous opportunities during the day for students to develop social interaction skills and manners.

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