kindergarten/JR. kindergarten classes

Why Junior Kindergarten?

In recent years we have identified a need in our community for a more innovative approach to Kindergarten, based on birthday cut off dates, but also the individual needs of each student. Each child in this class will have their individual academic goals met, as well as their social and emotional growth enriched by participating in this class. The benefits of this opportunity are endless for each child's growth fostering leadership and confidence through individualized instruction and a multi-leveled enrichment.  The curriculum will meet the standards and goals needed for transition into any school district and grade level (whether Kindergarten or First Grade) the child will enter on completion of the Junior Kindergarten/Kindergarten class.

 More information regarding our Jr. Kindergarten is available upon request.

Language Arts (Pre-reading)
• Print awareness: left-to-right eye
progression; visual discrimination;
visual memory
• Reasoning; classifying; sequencing
size and shape relationships
• Rhyming; awareness of author;
picture reading
• Listening comprehension
• Comparing
• Following directions; perceiving
concepts such as up/down, hard/
soft
• Alphabet recognition: phonemic
awareness

Early Reading Skills
• Comprehension
• Predicting outcomes; answering
questions after silent reading;
sequencing events; developing
vocabulary
• Perceiving relationships; distinguishing
reality from fantasy
• Matching words and pictures;
matching sentences and pictures;
reading short stories
• Oral communication and oral
reading
• Discussion; action rhymes; pantomime;
retelling stories; reading
phonics stories orally

Phonics and Word Perception
·Units 1-3: Letter-sound
association-consonants and
short vowels; words with closed
syllable phonograms (examples:
_it, _at); plural words with s;
compound words
• Units 4-6: Letter-sound
association-consonant blends
and digraphs, long vowels; r-influenced
vowels; special vowel
combinations; vowel patterns
for long vowels (examples:_oke,
_o, _oat)

Heritage Studies
• Geography: U.S. landmarks; history:
Native Americans, colonial
life; culture: families, community
helpers, Hispanic culture,
Bible times, farming, American
celebrations

Science
• Appreciating God's creation
• Learning about birds, bugs, magnets,
seasons, water, our bodies,
weather, rocks, ocean, sun, moon,
plants, animals
• Experiencing hands-on activities

Composition
Dictating composed sentences
for experience stories; dictating
sentence ideas for individual
composition; completing sentence
starters

Motor Skills
• Encouraging fine motor skills
through prewriting activities,
fingerplays, cooking and Learning
Stations activities, student
activity worksheets
• Developing gross motor skills
during simple games and group
activities Reading

Related Arts (Art)
• Drawing; painting; making crafts to match the unit themes of the lessons(examples: puppets,
paper-mache pig)

Handwriting
Letter formation; principles of
slant; alignment; spacing

reading

Word Recognition
• Application of phonics concepts
presented in K5 Beginnings
• Readers 1-1 6-short vowels,
·single consonants; few consonant
blends
• Readers 1 7-32-short vowels,
consonant blends and digraphs,
long blends vowels, r-influenced
vowels, special vowels
• Word families; service words;
compound words; words with
suffixes

Literature
• Read a variety of genres; family
stories, informational articles, fanciful
animal stories, poetry, Bible
accounts, realistic fiction
• Distinguish reality from fantasy

Comprehension
• Picture reading
• Literal, interpretive, critical, appreciative
levels of questioning
• Predict text, make inferences,
draw conclusions; predict
outcomes
• Compare; sequence events; follow
directions

Silent Reading
Reading fm specific information;
reading fur author's message

Vocabulary
Meaning from context

Oral Reading
• Communicate message of the
author; communicate in a natural
manner
• Portray a character
• Respond to punctuation: period,
exclamation point, question mark
• Capacity: holds more, holds less;
cup, quart, gallon, liter
• Temperature: hot, cold
• Measuring tools: ruler, scale,
thermometer, cup
• Time: to hour
• Calendar: days, weeks, months,
year
• Money: penny, nickel. dime,
quarter

Math - 3rd Edition

Geometry
• Flat shapes: circle, square,
triangle, rectangle; symmetry;
same shape
• Solid figures: ball-shape (sphere),
can-shape (cylinder), box-shape
(rectangular solid, cube), coneshape
(cone)
• Spatial relationships: top, middle,
bottom; left, right; over, under;
inside, outside; on, off; front, back Patterns

Numeration
• Identify 0-1 00
• Writing 0-100

Measurement
• Size: larger, smaller
• Length, height; longer, shorter;
non-standard units; inch;
centimeter
• Weight: weighs more, weighs
less; pound
• Capacity: holds more, holds less;
cup, quart, gallon, liter
• Temperature: hot, cold
• Measuring tools: ruler, scale,
thermometer, cup
• Time: to hour
• Calendar: days, weeks, months,
year
• Money: penny, nickel. dime,
quarter

Problem Solving
• Oral word problems; graphs;
probability
Statistics and Graphs
• Pictograph; bar graph; tallies
Calculators
• Number recognition, count up,
count back; addition; subtraction

Counting
• Count to 1 50 by 1 s
· Count to 100 by lOs
• Count to 50 by 5s; count on

Number Sense
Ordinals: first-sixth; first, next,
last; before, after, between; patterns;
place value: tens/ones

Measurement
• Size: larger, smaller
• Length, height; longer, shorter;
non-standard units; inch;
centimeter
• Weight: weighs more, weighs
less; pound

Calculators
Number recognition, count up,
count back; addition; subtraction

Problem Solving
• Oral word problems; graphs;
probability
Statistics and Graphs
• Pictograph; bar graph; tallies
Calculators
• Number recognition, count up,
count back; addition; subtraction

Addition
Sums to 1 0; equation; vert ical
form; money; oral word problems

Subtraction
Differences to 1 0; equation;
vertical form; money; oral word
problems; take-away; comparison

Algebra Readiness
Equation

Estimation
• Numbers of objects
• Length: centimeter
• Weight: weighs more, weighs less
• Capacity: holds more, holds less

Fractions
Equal parts; halves; thirds;
fourths; halves of a set of objects

Statistics and Graphs
Pictograph; bar graph; tallies