For many students Kindergarten is the first place that they will experience a formal learning environment. Students will begin to learn social cues, classroom expectations and routines, and foundational knowledge that will serve them for a life-time. Kindergarten is the place where our students develop a sense of inquiry and a love of learning.
Students in kindergarten will learn to identify all of the letters of the alphabet and their unique sounds. Students will engage in songs and stories which will introduce them to the foundations of literature such as parts of a book, rhyming words, and sentence structure. Students will learn a variety of sight words as well as how to put sounds together to begin to express themselves through written language.
Students will learn the principles of numbers and their function in our world. Students will learn patterns, matched sets, counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. Students will begin to learn mathematical functions such as adding and subtracting as well as the names of all of the basic shapes and their characteristics.
Kindergarten students delve into the world around them through explorations in science. Students learn about animals, plants, the earth, and how living things grow and flourish. Students begin to learn about the role that humans play in the world at large. Students will engage in hands-on learning through exploration of plants, animals, and many elements of nature.
Students will learn about their community and its elements and functions through the social studies curriculum. Kindergarteners learn about the people and places in their neighborhood as well as the important jobs of helpers in the community. Through project based learning students begin to understand their role within different settings and groups throughout our community and the world at large.