Our emphasis in Kindergarten is to provide a smooth transition for your child to make new friends and adjust to the many school rules and routines. We strive to give your child a sense of belonging and worth, and to structure a well-rounded program designed to meet the individual needs of each student. Here in our Kindergarten Website, you will find many links to activities that you and your child can participate in together. We believe that the quality of a child’s education is greatly enhanced by a strong partnership among students, teachers and parents. We look forward to another exciting year in Kindergarten!
Kindergarten uses the statewide reading program "Reading Wonders" to teach reading and comprehension skills. We also use guided reading to teach reading strategies and skill at each student's appropriate reading level. For writing, we use "Write from the Beginning and Beyond" to teach writing in the different genres of Narrative, Response to Literature, Informational, and Expository.
We use Stepping Stones Math which provides the students with a hands-on approach to learning math concepts which includeNumbers and Operations, Measurement, Geometry and Spatial Sense, Patterns, Functions and Algebra, and Data Analysis and Statistics
We us Harcourt Science lessons to cover topics in life, earth, and physical science. Students are encouraged to explore and solve problems. We are currently going in the direction of STEM science instruction.
Social Studies, Art and Music:
Standards based units are integrated within subjects.
Nutrition, safety, and wellness are addressed and integrated within subjects.
P.E. instruction is received on resource days and students are taught P.E. content from the HCPS 3.
Your child will have opportunities to engage in collaborative learning through playing and socializing with their peers.
8 Key Words: Responsibility...Fairness...Honesty...Cooperation...Safety...Respect...Pride...Kindness Take Care of Yourself. Take Care of Others. Take Care of this Place.