There is a choice of full day or half day for kindergarten students. At any time a parent chooses, a half day student can become a full day student for the remainder of the year.
Instruction is set so that most of academic skills are taught in the morning hours with some of the special areas taking place in the afternoon. Morning instruction focuses on reading and math skills. Other skills include self help areas such as knowing address and phone number, tying shoes, zipping coats, etc. The classroom also incorporate learning centers to assist with social skills, cooperative play, art, music and more.
Parents are asked to check their child’s backpack daily for information from the teacher. Parents are also asked to ready daily with their child.
Religion: The primary focus is on prayer, learning about God, Bible stories and Christian treatment of others.
Reading/Language Arts: Students are introduced to the skills of reading, writing and listening through the use of the letter books. Letters, sounds, sight words, decoding skills, listening, and writing are all a part of the program. Students move through a series of individual books based on their skill levels.
Mathematics: Concepts to be taught include sorting and classifying, patterns, graphing, exploring numbers to 100, shapes, measurement, time and money, addition and subtraction.
Social Studies and Science: Monthly themes are established and then integrated throughout the day. Themes include seasons, animals, safety, plants, maps, presidents, etc.
Resource Classes: Kindergarten students have class once each week for music, art, library, computer, PE, and Spanish.
Spanish: Students learn the Spanish alphabet, counting, family, colors, and other basic vocabulary.