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Kindergarten

Curriculum Overview
Bible

Bible at the Kindergarten level emphasizes the life of Jesus, and clearly presents Him as Savior, Shepherd and Friend.  The presentation of Bible stories establishes the authority of God’s Word, reinforces Christian principles, and encourages application for daily living.  Memorization of Scripture is a key component of this curriculum.

Reading

A Reader’s Workshop approach is the foundation of this program combined with an emphasis on strong phonemic awareness skills.  All within the structure of large and small group instruction.

Writing

This program uses the Writer’s Workshop to introduce students to the writing process within a shared, interactive and modeled approach with the goal of moving toward increased independence.  Basic concepts and conventions of print are introduced and developed.  Students use a combination of shared writing, drawings, invented spelling and traditional spelling to express their ideas.

Spelling

Spelling is integrated into the reading and writing readiness program.

Handwriting

The Handwriting Without Tears program incorporates hands-on activities and multisensory teaching strategies that build good handwriting habits. 

Spanish

The Spanish class will focus on maximizing exposure to the language and encouraging communication. The vocabulary acquisition will be attained by making connections through songs, stories, play, and practice. The students will learn standard Spanish to greet each other, introduce themselves, express their feelings and preferences, talk about themselves and others, and more. Relevant cultural elements and sound biblical content will enrich the learning experience.

Math

Math in Focus is a research-based program that gives students multiple learning experiences to achieve mastery. Mathematical problem solving is at the core of this curriculum as well as mathematical skills and concepts. In Kindergarten an strong emphasis is place on counting, number sense, and the composition and decomposition of numbers. A wealth of resources
such as digital media, manipulatives, workbooks, and more support the learner in entering the world of mathematics.

Science

Mystery Science is an online curriculum which is fully aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  The program teaches units in the fields of Life, Earth, and Physical sciences within the framework of a biblical world view.  Children are given opportunities to explore and experiment within the framework of each unit.

Social Studies

National holidays and seasonal themes are presented through literature, discussions, and special activities.  Through these activities the children discover the reasons for celebration.  Emphasis is placed on the spiritual or patriotic reasons for holidays.

Music

The study of music contributes in important ways to the quality of every student’s life.  In the K-3 courses, the students are systematically exposed to the basic elements of music through singing and playing instruments, as well as minimal composing and notation.  Rhythm and note reading skills are put into practice through the use of melodic instruments.  The third grade makes practical use of the course material in the study of recorder.  Students can express themselves creatively and develop vocal confidence through performance traditions.  Both vocal and instrumental music are stressed as means of praise to God.

Physical Education

Physical Education for grades K-2 is a process of introducing and re-emphasizing various physical skills, while developing a level of Physical Fitness.  This process begins in Kindergarten where students are introduced to Physical Education through many large and small group activities in a pleasant and non-competitive climate.  Basic motor movement (running, jumping, hopping and skipping) are stressed, along with movement exploration, leading to the development of flexibility, strength, endurance and rhythmic accuracy.  Some of the activities include relay games, lead up games, jumping rope, and ball handling.  Godly principles are integrated into the development of sportsmanship.

Library

The Kindergarten curriculum is designed to introduce students to the wonders of a library.  Students are exposed to a variety of authors and genres with the hope that they will become enthralled with books and reading.  They are taught library procedures such as browsing, selecting, and borrowing books.  Students begin to learn the parts of a book, as well as proper book care.

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