Kindergarten Curriculum

Bible

The Holy Bible, New International Version
The Story of God and His People, Leading Little Ones to God, Marion M. Schoolland
Various other supportive materials

Biblical integration of the Christian world view is integrated into all content areas.
  • Introduces children to the character of God
  • Presents the life of Christ in chronological order so that students understand His significance, His mission, and His desire for a personal relationship with them
  • Presents the story of God and His people so that students understand more fully what it means to be part of God’s family
  • Teacher directed Bible study with multi-sensory follow-up activities
  • Praise and worship music
  • Corporate prayer time
  • Weekly chapel
  • Scripture Memory
  • Participation in mission projects

Language Arts

Open Court Reading, SRA/McGraw Hill
Handwriting Without Tears, Kindergarten
  • Systematically teaches letter knowledge and phonemic awareness
  • Introduces sound/spelling systematically
  • Offers direct instruction in blending all of the sounds into words
  • Builds fluency, the key to comprehension, through predecodable, decodable and emergent reader books
  • Connects spelling to phonics through pre-spelling activities
  • Offers a range of text genres, including different forms of literature
  • Integrates reading, discussion, and exploration into each lesson
  • Evolves sequentially, becoming increasingly complex and demanding
  • Produces emergent readers with a high frequency word vocabulary of over 100 words.
  • Produces fluent use of consonant sounds and emergent/fluent use of long and short vowel sounds in decoding.
  • Produces students with proficient handwriting skills including proper pencil grip, letter formation, letter spacing, and legibility.
  • Produces students with proper letter formation of upper and lower case manuscript alphabet.
Typical Learning Centers for Language Development in Kindergarten:
  • Reading Center
  • Listening Center
  • HWT Multisensory Lessons and Activities
  • Smart Board Interactive Activities

Spelling

Spelling Connections, Zaner-Bloser
  • Students complete practice activities and learn spelling strategies to help develop mastery of words
  • Systematic and explicit instruction helps students learn and apply words in meaningful content
  • Students develop skills which enable them to use spelling resources
  • Phonics instruction improves reading and spelling skills through increased pattern and word recognition
  • Tools and activities help students apply correct handwriting skills

Math

HSP Math, Harcourt
Every Day Counts, DC Health Publishers
  • Systematically teaches math concepts through active participation
  • Introduces problem-solving activities
  • Math concepts incorporated in discovery process with “Every Day Counts” Calendar Curriculum
  • Exposes students to calendar concepts, counting tapes, coin counters, and graphs
  • Challenges students to analyze data, see patterns, and explore mathematical relationships
  • Introduces addition, subtraction, geometry, coin values and measurement
Typical Multi-sensory Activities for Math in Kindergarten:
  • Geo-boards
  • Blocks
  • Links
  • Cubes
  • Games
  • Life Experience Activities
  • Smart Board Interactive Activities

Social Studies

The World I See, Houghton Mifflin
  • Systematically integrates themes from the community
  • Makes connections to the larger world
  • Explores the aspects of the world
  • Incorporates literature, biographies, and lessons about real families
Typical Multi-sensory Activities for Social Studies in Kindergarten:
  • Art Centers using a variety of visual media
  • Dramatic Play Centers
  • Music and Movement Activities
  • Field trips, videos, and literature
  • Smart Board Interactive Activities

Science

Science 2nd Ed., Addison-Wesley
  • Students learn to observe, manipulate, and explore the world around them
  • Exposes students to life, physical, earth, and health science
  • Integrates hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom
Typical Multi-sensory Activities for Science in Kindergarten:
  • Construction Center
  • Experiences with living things
  • Field trips, videos, and literature
  • Smart Board Interactive Activities

Co-Curricular Classes

  • Music
  • Spanish
  • PE
  • Library
  • Art
  • Technology