Kindergarten Studies

Small Kindergarten class sizes of 15 students ensure that your child will receive individual attention and instruction from our experienced, licensed teachers.  Our half or full day options offer flexibility in meeting your child’s needs and your family’s schedule.

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

Our Kindergarten students spend one- on- one time reading every day with our reading instructor. 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.

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Science

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

Physical Education

Students learn how to play group games, develop 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.

Author Studies

Students will learn about different authors, styles of writing and comparing 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, gravity, 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  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.

Writing

Writer’s Workshop is used throughout the year to teach children the components of good story-writing.

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