Our Kindergarten Program

Children are eligible if they have reached their 5th birthday by September 1 of the academic year. Our Kindergarten program is designed to prepare your child academically and socially for elementary school.  We feature small student-to-teacher ratios in a balanced, experiential curriculum with emphasis on discovery, problem-solving, language development, letters, numbers, science, nature, Bible study, movement education, and story time.

Typical Day:

A typical day consists of:  Arrival; Table Activities; Circle Time (prayer, pledges, helper chart, calendar, weather, and curriculum); Bible (story and verse, Chapel on Wednesday morning); Art; Music; Computers and Library; Snack and playground; Learning Centers (math, art, science, language, social studies, small motor skills); Group Activities; Dismissal.

_MG_5779Enrichment:

The program is enhanced with Library time, computer media center, gardening, cooking, outdoor play, in house-field trips, special seasonal parties and programs. Specialty teachers also provide art and music development.

Whole Child Focus:

We focus on the whole child and provide opportunities for him or her to develop spiritually, socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically through hands-on tasks and a variety of readiness experiences in all areas of learning development.  Your child is loved and encouraged to work at his or her own level of development.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Curriculum:

Language Arts

Our Kindergarten uses Journeys Common Core for Language Arts. It is a literacy program designed around the Common Core State Standards. By integrating the Standards into every lesson the program enables the teachers to engage and educate students effectively and efficiently and ensures learners success. With cutting-edge digital tools and a proven, results-driven core curriculum, the Journeys Common Core reading and literacy program helps students soar like never before.

The Journeys Common Core provides the resources needed to plan and access effectively, as well as teach and engage students. The all-in-one Journeys Common Core student text puts the Common Core State Standards in the hands of every student so they take ownership and become immersed in their learning.

These interactive Whiteboard lessons were developed in partnership with Promethean In.® for use on Promethean Interactive Whiteboards and are compatible with SMART® Interactive Whiteboards or any other interactive surface or projector. There’s no substitute for actually experiencing a process or task. That’s why Journey Common Core has built hands-on activities into the curriculum. Common Core-aligned Whiteboard Lessons provide fun, interesting and hands-on learning in the areas of phonics, vocabulary strategies, grammar, text analysis and writing skills allowing students to immerse themselves in each lesson.

Science

ScienceFusion is a state-of-the-art science program designed for building inquiry, STEM and optimized for learning in the classroom, at home, on a laptop, a table or using a science textbook. The digital curriculum, virtual labs and hands-on activities and write-in science textbook develops important critical thinking skills that prepare students for success in the future science courses and in the workplace.

ScienceFusion gives students a meaningful way to interact with science. Every click, every page turn, every lab and activity is an opportunity for students to ask questions, think critically and make informed decisions. In any direction a student turns they will be asked to inquire, think, predict, analyze and apply. These skills are the foundation for success in science, in school and in life. With ScienceFusion the students do much more than read about science concepts. At every moment they use their curiosity, as well as their reasoning skills, to discover, interact and apply what they have learned.

Go Math!

Go Math! Offers an engaging and interactive approach to covering new state standards. Its seamless digital path and Write-in Student Edition ensure that students can access content at appropriate levels of depth and rigor.

Go Math! is the first K-8 math program written to fully support new standards. Go Math! provides teachers with in-depth instructional support, embedded professional development videos, tips and a wealth of differentiated instruction resources to ensure the depth of instruction required for student success.

Social Studies

Harcourt Social Studies is a comprehensive K-5 curriculum solution designed to engage and motivate every student. Through the stories of the intriguing people, exciting places and fascinating events that make social studies relevant to their lives students gain a global perspective. They learn the social studies theme and skills they need to become informed, participating citizens who consider points-of view, use critical thinking skills and are active in their communities.

Completely aligned to the national standards the program’s research-proven content provides rigor and depth in an easy-to-read, highly visual format that instantly connects with all types of learners. Reading Skill development and reinforcement organized around a Big Idea and What to Know Essential Questions is core to the pedagogy. Since students also learn through interaction, the engaging hands-on activities and technology explorations in the Harcourt Social Studies program provide the high-interest level tools to foster that connection.

The teachers are also provided with the tools they needed to turn that connection into content knowledge for every student in class. With components like Leveled Readers, the Homework and Practice Books, Online Assessment and complete teacher resources to plan for and implement differentiation teachers can help all students succeed.

Bible Curriculum

Kindergarteners learn about God’s great story of salvation by walking through the entire Bible! Each story from the Old and New Testaments reveal the love and salvation that only comes from our Lord Jesus Christ. The children are able to discover how Jesus is the center of God’s Word as well as their own lives!