Kindergarten

Our class is comprised of junior and senior Kindergarteners.

A child’s curiosity is a powerful thing and constantly propels them toward new experiences. Our curriculum is broken down into five different portions: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, and Cultural. Sensorial and Practical Life materials help develop gross and fine motor skills and coordination.

Mathematics, Language, and Cultural materials allow the children to develop their academic abilities. Reading is taught by introducing phonics and sight words side by side. The children will complete 6 sets of Primary Phonics books in which each set covers new blends of sounds and more advanced sentences as the child moves forward.

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Advanced readers will begin reading chapter books such as Frog and Toad, Little Bear, Harry the Dog, etc. We practice handwriting on a daily basis through a variety of written activities. The children practice taking spelling tests weekly.

Mathematics includes introducing 2 and 3 digit addition and subtraction. More advanced students will learn regrouping in addition and borrowing in subtraction. Other concepts that we introduce will include teaching the number line up to the thousands, the concept of time, simple graphs, and fractions, as well as teaching multiplication with skip counting. The lessons presented to the children are carefully sequenced to build a strong academic foundation.

Kindergarten is a culminating year of the Primary cycle; it provides an extraordinary opportunity for 4 and 5 year olds to develop their leadership skills.

Kindergarteners act as positive peer models for their younger classmates, assuming positions of responsibility that further strengthen their own capabilities and self-esteem. Everything that children have learned in previous years comes together in Kindergarten, giving children a readiness to meet new challenges.
Tasks are separated into the smallest possible segments, so the children experience mastery along the way. This helps to build a strong sense of self, along with nurturing independence and responsibility, all hallmarks of our kindergarten program.