Kindergarten

LANGUAGE ARTS
Lucy Calkins Reader’s Workshop is used in grades K-2. Kindergartners establish their identities as readers while building foundational skills, such as concepts of print, phonemic awareness, phonics, and the use of story language to support their reading. They learn strategies that help them search for meaning, use picture clues, work on fluency, and communicate meaning. Kindergarten students use letters and phonetically spelled words to write about experiences, stories, people, objects, or events. They research information through personal visits, books, and websites. Students select their favorite writing pieces of the year to include in a portfolio, which they share during their very first young author's presentation.
 
MATH
Whole numbers to 30; (+) and (-) numbers using objects; skip counting by 5, 10 and 100; conceptualize days of the week; visualize two and three-dimensional shapes; sort by color, shape, and size; visually represent data; identify coins; use objects to learn about measurement
 
SCIENCE
In the classroom and the science lab, kindergarten students explore senses, day and night, energy (sound and light), matter, weather, motion, magnets, and rocks. They learn the characteristics of living vs. nonliving things.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
How can we be good citizens? What does our world look like? Students ask these questions as they problem solve, measure time, discover the classroom community, and look to leaders in the world community. Listening and discussion skills, cooperation, and participation are emphasized. Students draw and write personal interpretations and make connections to new ideas.
 
ART
Kindergarten students are introduced to a variety of media: pastels, watercolor, tempera paints, and collage. Working in both realistic and abstract styles, projects include landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and abstraction. Artists introduced include Matisse, Cezanne, and Charles Demuth. Concepts such as the color wheel, symbolism in art, composition, and visual perspective are explored.
 
TECHNOLOGY
Students begin visual coding and are introduced to sequencing and debugging. They explore digital art by creating images for their class projects. In the lab, they discover the home row of keys for keyboarding. Kindergarten students learn to embrace mistakes and explore technology bravely.
 
LIBRARY
Kindergartners further discover the pleasure of reading. As they engage with books, they learn about the library and library skills. Students study various picture book authors and illustrators and contrast and compare their styles.
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical education classes embody sequenced and developmentally appropriate games, fitness, sports, and a health curriculum. Kindergarten students practice motor skills, rhythms, spacial awareness, yoga, dance, balance, eye-hand and eye-foot skills. They work in groups to learn cooperation and sharing, and individually to gain confidence and self esteem.
 
MOVEMENT
Basic-level dance skills are introduced including skips, chassés, jetés, and turns. Students are exposed to a variety of styles in dance, such as jazz, hip hop, musical theater, and yoga.
 
MUSIC
Kindergarten music is an exploration of basic music fundamentals. Note and rest recognition, basic keyboard skills, playing agogo drums and classroom rhythm instruments, body movement, listening to music, and identifying instruments of the orchestra are all part of the music curriculum. Students also learn to sing a myriad of age-appropriate songs.
 
SPANISH
Spanish language instruction is introduced as a rotating class block beginning in second grade.
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