Kindergarten

 

Kindergarten

Teachers – Mrs. Terri Brumley and Mrs. Katie Foy

 

Bible:

  • Emphasis on major Bible characters, learned through story, songs, chants, art projects, and role playing.
  • Credo (memory work in traditional question, answer, Scripture verse format) will teach concepts of truth, beauty and goodness.  Students will learn that God’s Word is the truth and foundation of everything and all truth is God’s truth.  Students memorize Psalm 1, 23, and 100 as well as several passages from Luke.

 

Reading:

  • Because reading is the first and most important skill to education, great attention is given in K5 to both the development of reading skills and the regular reading of quality literature to the students.  Students are taught that God has given us the gift of letters and He gives us the Bible to read.  Students learn that they are being taught to read so that they can understand the Bible, God’s Word.  In classical tradition, phonics instruction will be multi-sensory, including recitation, use of visual aids and hand motions.
  • Sing, Spell, Read and Write Phonics Program

 

 

Spelling:

  • Basic sight words
  • Days of the week and classmates names
  • Spelling Test beginning in the second half of the school year

 

Writing:

  • Manuscript printing
  • Daily practice (integrated with reading and spelling) on formation of all lowercase letters and numbers and most uppercase letters.
  • Emphasis on fine motor skill development, correct pencil grip, spacing, and neatness
  • Use of multi-sensory, hands-on materials

 

Math:

  • Singapore Math
  • Usage of numbers 1-100
  • Place value up to 100 – awareness created by counting centers and games
  • Addition/subtraction facts to ten – mastery via songs and rhymes
  • Basic geometric shapes
  • Coin value
  • Time to 1/2 hour
  • Counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, 50’s, and 100’s to 1,000

 

History:

  • History in the kindergarten class begins with the students sharing about themselves and their families. The students then begin an exploration of their local community that includes books, discussions and field trips.  Students look at what is common to most communities and what is unique to Jackson County.  The class explores the history and meaning behind our holidays throughout the year.

 

Science:

  • Coordinated with a study of the seasons to cultivate an awareness of God’s creative hand in all that exists in our world 
  • Typical subjects:  trees, plants, seeds, animals, pond life, insects, weather, life cycle, and five senses.
  • Some Newbridge Early Childhood Science
  • Many supplemental books and videos

 

Geography:

  • Students explore the United States through collecting and sharing postcards, and locating their states on the U.S. map
  • Memorization of continents and oceans
  • Introduction to maps and directions including understanding basic geography concepts and definitions

 

Art:

  • Lots of crafts and projects that are integrated with monthly themes

 

Music:

  • Much of Kindergarten learning is gained through singing, poetry, chants, rhymes, jingles, and rhymes.  Morning classical music, Bible songs, English and Spanish days of the weeks and months, and special songs for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and end-of-year presentations.