Overview of the Kindergarten Program
Kindergarten is a foundational year in a child’s education. New worlds and possibilities are opened as students learn to read, write and begin to understand mathematic concepts. Through a combination of phonics and whole language, students gain the ability to decode, enjoy and employ language.
The ability to identify and create patterns aids students in every field of study. Kindergarten students learn patterns, geometric reasoning, measuring, money, probability, counting and addition, and subtraction. Extensive use of manipulatives helps students understand and extend these concepts. Science and social studies topics focus on connecting children to the world around them with the use of many modalities. There is also focus on fine and gross motor skills with time for structured and unstructured play.
Social growth is a vital aspect of our class. We learn to problem solve, work together and be part of a group while being unique individuals who each bring their own strengths to the class. Discovering the joy of learning and the satisfaction of accomplishing challenges prepares students for future endeavors. The curriculum is enriched by resource classes in art, P.E., computer, Mandarin Chinese, music, library and science.