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What to Expect in Kindergarten

Theme

Becoming Readers; looking for patterns in the environment; learning to be observant about life’s wonders. Responding with wonder and interest about the phenomena in God’s creation. The mysteries of life are God’s treasures too!

Curriculum Markers

  • Reading/Language Arts
  • Emergent literacy
  • Alphabet Recognition
  • Phonics
  • Sight Words
  • Color Words
  • Number Words
  • Writing capital, lowercase letters and numbers 
  • Word/Sentence Recognition

Mathematics

  • Number concepts
  • Basic computation

Music

  • Singing vs. speaking
  • Beat keeping
  • Concept of rhythm
  • Self expression

Physical Education

  • Tag games and rules
  • Running 3 minutes every other day
  • Tossing and catching to self
  • Dribbling playground ball
  • Catching and hitting a beach ball
  • Jumping in and out of a long rope
  • Tumbling
  • Hula hooping
  • Bowling
  • Board games
  • Throwing a Frisbee
  • Running bases
  • Cup stacking
  • Dribbling soccer balls
  • Playing T-ball
  • Coach’s Fitness Test

Art

  • Line
  • Shape
  • Color 
  • Value
  • Texture
  • Various artists
  • Water color
  • Self Portraits
  • Rodeo Art
  • Holiday Crafts
  • Print Making
  • Stamping
  • Learning to use different mediums
  • Creating Collages 
  • Precise Cutting

Global Bible Concepts:

  • Creation
  • Life of Christ
  • Christian lifestyle: sin, choices, lying, kindness, prayer, missions

Developmental Traits

  • Fine motor skills
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Gross motor skills (skipping, stair climbing)
  • Develop handedness preference
  • Social skills
  • Longer attention span

School Expectations

  • Self-care needs (hygiene, coats, shoes)
  • Taking turns
  • Listening skills
  • Play/work independently
  • Waiting in line
  • Cleaning up and organizing space
  • Classroom procedures

Parental Expectations

  • Look at folder/conduct each night and sign it
  • Read with students
  • Read emails/newsletters/handouts
  • Follow classroom/school policies
  • Check Parents Web frequently
  • Support the teacher
  • Attend parent meeting

Memory Milestone Marker

  • Kindergarten teachers currently take monthly photos and art to make into a scrapbook that is given to the parents at the end of the year.
  • For the Black and Gold Gala, the children usually do thumbprints on one object such as a cookie jar or platter.
  • Photos sent to parents after special events (Polar Express, 100th day, etc.)

School Trips or Significant Events 

  • MAD Science
  • Science Night
  • 50th Day of School Celebration
  • 100th Day of School Celebration
  • Patriotic Celebration
  • Christmas Concert
  • Spring Musical Concert
  • Square Dancing
  • Physical Education Show* (Additional costume items may be required.)
  • Field Day
  • Stone Soup Celebration
  • Mother's Day Tea
  • Polar Express Day
  • Reason for the Season Day
  • Classroom parties
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition
  • Thanksgiving Chapel
  • Trip to Woodland’s Children’s Museum* (tentative)
  • Trip to Museum of Natural Science*
  • Trip to Interactive Theater*

*Included in class activity fees.

Additional Fees
Activity Fee: $50-$75 per semester to cover travel related expenses
School Supplies: $75 range
 
All fees and supplies are subject to the market pricing

 
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