Kindergarten Clas...

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Kindergarten Class

The Year of Discovery…

Our Kindergarten program is designed to develop and prepare our students for future success in school and life.  Through the use of appropriate learning materials and opportunities, each child gains independence, self-esteem, Christian values and the skills to succeed in today’s world.  Our program is hands-on and age appropriate in its approach to learning.  Our curriculum follows the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) to build a foundation for First Grade and beyond.


Language Arts

  • Demonstrates knowledge of concepts of print
  • Tracks print left to right/top to bottom
  • Produces rhyming words
  • Identifies phonemes in spoken words
  • Blends and segments words
  • Identifies all letter sounds
  • Reads previously taught sight words
  • Makes predictions from pictures and titles
  • Recognizes story structure
  • Begins to distinguish fact from fiction in read aloud text
  • Uses prior knowledge to understand text
  • Begins to understand punctuation and capitalization
  • Increases vocabulary to reflect a growing range of interests
  • Blends individual sounds to read one syllable words

Math

  • Tells time to the hour and half hour (analog and digital)
  • Creates and draws conclusions from a graph
  • Identifies coins and their value
  • Recognizes/names 2 dimensional shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, diamond, oval
  • Recognizes/names 3 dimensional shapes: cube, sphere, cylinder, prism
  • Identifies spatial relationships: Above, in front, below, inside, outside,
    behind, beside
  • Uses estimation and measurement
  • Extends patterns; identifies similarities and differences
  • Identifies greater than, less than, equal
  • Names days of the week, months, the 4 seasons (calendar time)
  • Uses objects to model addition and subtraction

Social Studies

  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of good citizenship
  • Describe the work people do
  • Explain that people earn income by exchanging their human resources for
    wages/salaries
  • How money is used to purchase goods and services
  • Develop and understanding that people must make choices because they cannot have everything they want
  • Describe American Culture by explaining diverse community and family celebrations and customs
  • A globe is a model of the Earth
  • A map is a drawing of a place
  • Be able to state the street address, city, county, state, nation, continent in which he/she lives
  • Identify the purpose of national holidays
  • Identify important American symbols and
    explain their meaning


Science

  • Develop an understanding of the important features of the process of scientific inquiry
  • Describes time patterns (day to night and night to day)
  • Describes objects (sun, moon, stars) in the day and night sky
  • Describes the physical attributes of rocks and soils
  • Sort living organisms and non-living materials into groups by observable
    attributes
  • Compare the similarities and differences in groups of organisms
  • Describe objects in terms of the materials they are made of and their physical
    properties
  • Observe and communicate gravity on objects
  • Investigate different types of motion

Music

  • Listens and responds to music through moving, singing and playing
  • Singing, memorizing words and rhythms
  • Identifies basic concepts of loud, soft, fast and slow
  • Singing with musical accompaniment

Christian Education

  • Bible Verses
  • Prayers
  • Bible Stories
  • Chapel stories acted out by children
  • Classroom application of chapel lesson

Special Events

  • Music & Movement
  • Class holiday parties
  • Special school days (hat, pet, etc.)
  • Field trips
  • Live Nativity – Christmas Pageant
  • Open House
  • Messiah Messy Mud Run
  • Guest Presenters
  • Graduation Ceremony