~What Are We Learning?~
Kindergarten is an important time in your child's life. Here they will be given the foundation for what they are expected to learn and know throughout their elementary experience and beyond. Keep looking here throughout the year to see what your child is learning, so that together, we can help them to be successful learners for the coming years.
Curriculum for the 1st 9 weeks
Language Arts & Reading
*Letter Names: Aa - Zz
*Letter Sounds: Mm, Ss, Aa, Tt, Cc, Pp
*Blend Onset and Rime (example: "/d/" "/og/" put them together "dog")
*Blend Phonemes (example: "/d/" "/o/" "/g/" put them together "dog")
*Segment Onset and Rime (example: "dog" now break up word into two parts; the first sound and the rest of the word. "/d/" "/og/"
*Sound heard at the beginning of a word.
*Words to Know: I, like, the, and, see, we, a, to
What to work on at home: Students should be able to identify all letters of the alphabet and what sound each letter makes. Use flash cards to help enforce these skills. If you do not have any flash cards please let me know and I will be happy to help.
Writing and Grammer
*Picture matches text
What to work on at home: Model for child that we write from left to right and top to bottom. Check to see that work being done is neat, legible and that your child is staying in the lines of the paper. Your child needs to be able to write his or her first and last name correctly without any help.
*Counting Objects 1-10 Using 1-1 Correspondence
*Construct Models to Represent Quantities 1-10
*Identify and Write Numbers 1 -10
*Compose and Decompose Numbers 1-10
What to work on at home: Count from 1 to 60, Identify Numbers 1-10, Recite days of the week and months of the year
*Properties of Objects
*Heating and Cooling
*Light, Heat, Sound
What to work on at home: Safety Rules, How We Use Our Senses, Discuss Effects of Heating and Cooling on Various Objects
*People and Places in the School Community
*Celebration of Freedom Week
*Classroom as a Community
*Family as a Community
*Family Customs and Traditions
What to work on at home: Discuss the Importance of Having Rules, Talk about your Community and any Family Traditions
Conference Time: 8:40am - 9:35am