Kindergarten

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Kindergarten Core

LA001: Kindergarten Language Arts

S001: Exploration Lab

M001: Kindergarten Math

Also includes Visual Art K, PE K, and Joyful Discovery K which can be taken as individual courses

Parent Role: co-teacher

Prerequisites: none

KINDERGARTEN-Language Arts

Writing: Students will learn numbers and upper and lower-case letters using Handwriting Without Tears (HWOT) manuscript. HWOT uses various multi-sensory activities, songs, and activities to teach good writing habits creating an essential foundation for upcoming years.

Spelling and Grammar: As students learn to properly write their letters, they will also be learning single and multi-letter phonograms with the Spell to Write and Read (SWR) system. The world of words opens up to students as they master these phonograms and start the process of encoding and decoding.

Literature: Living books are incorporated into every aspect of learning, but the joy of reading is also emphasized with read-aloud, discussing story form and learning the basic of telling stories. Titles include: Curious George, Dr. Seuss books, Fairy Tales, and many others.

Reading: Students will learn encoding and decoding words through phonics. Guided reading will encourage students to read books both at their own level and to grow beyond.

KINDERGARTEN-Exploration Lab

Students are introduced into the world of science exploring the world around them through active learning, nature study, and living books. As they broadly delve into chemistry, earth science, and biology, they learn the basic process of scientific inquiry by asking questions, exploring, and making observations. They will also use this time to integrate and explore the math concepts they are learning.
Students are introduced into the world of science exploring the world around them through active learning, nature study, and living books. As they broadly delve into chemistry, earth science, and biology, they learn the basic process of scientific inquiry by asking questions, exploring, and making observations.

KINDERGARTEN-Math

In Singapore Kindergarten students learn about calendar, measuring, shapes, sorting, number sequencing and sets, place value, number bonding, and addition/subtraction. They will use pictorial representation, hands-on manipulatives, chants, songs, and fun activities to gain a strong foundation.

Individual Courses (Included in K Core)

Physical Education K (PE001)

Kindergarten students will build basic fitness skills, learn control and awareness of their bodies and movement. They will develop a joy of play as they learn to work in teams and use good sportsmanship.

Parent Role: motivator/encourager

Prerequisites: none

Visual Art K (A001)

In Visual art, students will develop an appreciation and understanding of art as they are introduced to great artists throughout history, each year beginning with a basic timeline to gain an appreciation of art history. Student will develop an appreciation of beauty, creativity, color, line, texture, composition as they are exposed to different art mediums and techniques. They will have fun and be inspired as they enjoy art in its various forms.

Kindergarten students will be introduced to different techniques and mediums as they explore cultures around the world integrating what they are learning in kinderculture. As they study great artists from different cultures, they will learn from masters of the trade while also developing an appreciation for art.

Parent Role: motivator/encourager

Prerequisites: none

Joyful Discovery K (JD001)

Kindergartners will create their own passport as they “travel” the seven continents not only learning map and geography skills but also about God’s love for all nations. Through this active tour of the globe they will experience unique cultures of the world through literature, song, animals, art, food, missionary stories, handicrafts, and language. They will also develop cultural appreciation as they are exposed to musical materials and traditions and will also learn the appearance and sound of the common orchestral instruments through demonstration, experimentation, and the creation of simple instruments.

Parent Role: motivator/encourager

Prerequisites: none