A day in the life of a Kindergartener . . .
Beginning the Day
Each Kindergarten class begins their day with Opening. Opening includes reading a Bible story, learning a Bible verse, saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, singing a patriotic song, discussing the calendar and weather, and closing with a prayer.
Reading and Writing
Each Kindergarten class is divided into small groups of 4 to 6 children. This allows for a small group rotation of reading, handwriting, and supervised outside play. In the classroom, each group rotates every 20-25 minutes from reading with the teacher, to handwriting with the assistant teacher, to supervised outside play. Students systematically learn to read and write letters, to associate letters with sounds, to blend letter-sounds to form words and sentences, and to read and write phonetically regular words as well as memory words.
Kindergarteners have a tea party that consists of a nutritious snack and drink. Tea party time on birthdays is celebrated with a special treat.
The assistant teacher reads and tells stories to the children. Poems, finger plays, and Bible verses are recited and memorized during this time. Children are given many opportunities to share their stories and experiences with their classmates.
During enrichment time throughout each week, children participate in art, music, library, the development of perceptual motor skills, the use of iPads to reinforce classroom skills, and readiness activities with emphasis on math and thinking skills. Science and social studies are taught throughout the curriculum. Kindergarteners enjoy National Geographic Young Explorer. Special reading units encourage the love for reading such as “Beary” Special Reading and Dr. Seuss.
Full-Day for K
In addition to the morning Half-Day program, parents may choose a Full-Day program for their K students. K students in our Full-Day program enjoy the following enrichment programs in the afternoon after the morning program:
While conducting hands-on experiments, teachers encourage the students to see themselves as scientists exploring, investigating, and learning in their own unique ways.
Spanish builds a base that helps students to understand the existence of different languages and cultures both in their country and throughout the world. Students begin by learning vocabulary for common names of things that they recognize in everyday life. Hispanic songs and games are integrated with vocabulary lessons.
SMART Boards and iPads are interactive tools in the Full-Day classrooms that support various aspects of the program by reinforcing and enhancing reading and math skills.
Cooking activities engage students in learning by applying basic reading and math skills in an experiential way.