Reader's Workshop - The Lucy Calkins Reading Units are introduced in kindergarten. The children participate in Reader's Workshop which includes: Shared Reading, Interactive Read Aloud, Guided Reading, Phonemic Awareness and Fundations. The units the children will participate in include: Unit 1 - We Are Readers, Unit 2 - Super Powers: Reading with Print Strategies, Unit 3 - Bigger Books, Bigger Reading Muscles, Unit 4 - Becoming Avid Readers.
Writer's Workshop - The students in kindergarten follow the Lucy Calkins Writer's Workshop Model. The children participate in many writing experiences which include: interactive writing, shared writing and independent writing. The units the children will be exposed to include: Unit 1 - Launching: We Are Writers", Unit 2 -Narrative Writing, Unit 3 - Informational Writing, Unit 4 - Opinion Writing.
Math - For our Mathematics Curriculum we use Math In Focus. Students learn to use model drawings to visualize and solve problems through mathematical reasoning and critical thinking. Aligned with the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice, students use appropriate tools to persevere in problem solving.
Numbers to 5
Numbers to 10
Order by size, length or weight
Size and position
Flat Shapes ( square, rectangle, triangle, rectangle, hexagon)
Numbers to 20
Numbers to 100 ( count by ones and tens)
Comparing sets (more, fewer, less)
Solid Shapes (cone, cube, cylinder, sphere) Ordinal Numbers
Counting and numbers to 10
Counting on and counting back
Number Facts (compose numbers to 20 using a tens frame)
Addition stories (adding numbers from 0 -10, addition facts fluently 0 - 5)
Subtraction stories (subtracting numbers from 0 -10, subtraction facts fluently 0 - 5)
Length and height
Science - Science 21 - The Science 21 Curriculum Project envisions that science classrooms will foster a learning environment where all students learn the practices, the core idea, and crosscutting concepts of science and engineering to become independent and collaborative, problem-solvers, and self-directed learners in their present and future lives.
Below are the topics that will be covered:
- Unit 1 - Weather and Climate
- Unit 2 - Physical Space
- Unit 3 - Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Animals, Plants & Their Environment
Social Studies - Getting to Know Myself and Others
Unit 1: Myself and Others
- What Makes Me Special and Unique?
- Celebration of My Birthday
- What Does My Family Look Like?
- People Have to Get Along
- Our Classroom Community
- I am Part of a School Community
- The Morning Meeting
Unit 2: How Can I Be a Good Citizen?
- What Are Rules and Why Do We Need to Follow Them
- Making Choices
- Acting the Way We Should....Even When No One Is Watching
- The Symbols of Our Country
- No Animals in the Library
Unit 3: Understanding Economics
- People Have Needs and Wants
- Goods and Services Help Us Satisfy Our Needs and Wants
- Tools for Our School Community Workers
- Recycling Helps Everyone
- The Mitten - A Folktale about Scarcity