Kindergarten

The goal for our kindergarten is to assist your children to grow both socially and academically in a safe environment. Socially, we try to start building life skills that enable students to begin making decisions and solve problems independently. Academically, we strive to give them a strong basic foundation in reading, writing and math, as well as an introduction to science and social studies.

Our class curriculum follows and meets the Oregon State Standards for Kindergarten. Overall it provides a well balanced learning approach for your child’s introduction to reading and math. Science and social studies are integrated into the reading curriculum and class activities. We also supplement the curriculum with daily Bible lessons.

Our reading program, Imagine It from McGraw-Hill, is phonics based and supports young readers at whatever level they may be. In kindergarten, we work on identifying all letters, both upper and lower case, and learning their individual sounds. Once this is attained, we move on to decoding and blending to read for accuracy. The goal is to build strong, confident beginning readers.

Our math curriculum, Excel Math, begins with number recognition and builds on simple math concepts such as size relationship, units of time, shapes and addition and subtraction. It is a worksheet based curriculum which is supplemented with daily hands-on manipulative activities. Building on basic math concepts and learning how to organize information and solve problems is critical for a strong foundation in math.


Kindergarten Goals

Reading:

  • Recognizes uppercase and lowercase letters names

  • Identifies letter sounds

  • Recognizes rhyming words

  • Recognizes the cover, back, and spine of a book

  • Knows the concept of print (reading from left to right, recognizes letter, word, and sentences)
    Recognizes high frequency words

  • Can describe and sequence story events

  • Can identify the characters in a story

  • Can identify the beginning, middle, and ending of a story

  • Blends simple short vowel words (word families)

  • Reads independently with fluency and comprehension

Writing:

  • Writes first and last name using correct uppercase and lowercase letters

  • Forms uppercase and lowercase letters correctly

  • Can dictate and illustrate a story with complete thoughts

  • Can draw pictures with details and colors

  • Uses beginning and ending consonants in writing

  • Is beginning to write words and brief sentences

  • Can correctly spell high frequency words

Math:

  • Count to 100

  • Recognizes numerals 0-20

  • Counts objects to 20

  • Writes numbers to 20

  • Recognizes and names geometric and 3D shapes

  • Can name and create patterns

  • Add and subtract with objects up to 10

  • Uses pictures and number to solve story problems

Fine Motor Skills: 

  • Grips pencil correctly when writing

  • Holds scissors correctly

  • Can cut following a line

  • Can glue papers together without using too much or too little glue

Successful Learner Skills:

  • Stays on task and gets the job done

  • Completes work in a reasonable amount of time 

  • Interacts and works well with others

  • Accepts responsibility for own actions

  • Works to solve problems

  • Listens and follows directions in both small and large groups


Class
Kindergarten (M-Th 8:30-2)

2019-2020 Tuition
$ 445 per month

Registration
$175