English Language Arts
Kindergarten is a time for students to begin building foundational literacy skills. Through play in kindergarten, students learn all about the alphabet – the names and sounds of the letters and how they fit together to make words. Kindergarten students spend time listening to stories and begin to read them on their own. Kindergartners ask and answer questions about true and make-believe stories, poems and articles. They use drawing, speaking and writing to express themselves and they learn important communication skills while interacting with their teachers and peers.
In Math, kindergartners learn to read, write, and represent numbers from zero to 31. They also count, compare and order numbers of items up to 20, as well as add and subtract numbers from zero to 10. Kindergartners even begin learning Algebra by looking at patterns, and learn Geometry by sorting and comparing two and three-dimensional objects.
When learning about Science, kindergartners discover the characteristics of living things by taking a closer look at trees and animals. Students enjoy monitoring the weather and seasons each day.
Kindergarten students begin the study of Social Studies in kindergarten by learning about their school community - Who are we? Why are we here? How do we all work together to build a great classroom community? Students explore the classroom and learn how cooperation, participation, respect, and friendship create a strong learning environment. They also study and explore the differences between needs and wants, identify key characteristics of place, and compare family traditions within their classroom.