Welcome to Kindergarten!
Curriculum February to April 2013
Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt, March 29th 1:30pm
Literary and Informational (9 weeks) "Leader by Day, Superhero by Night" ;Students will continue to write in journals and practice using phonics to spell words. They will use informational resources (non-fiction books, internet, video) to gain facts to write about in journals, charts, & graphic organizers. The curriculum is integrated with science and social studies topics.
Persuasive Writing: Students are learning about what an opinion is and how to defend an opinion in writing. They will use resources to support an opinion to a reader/listener.
Investigating Addition and Subtraction (6 weeks) Students use numbers, including written numerals, to represent quantities and to solve quantitative problems. Objects, pictures, actions, and explanations are used to solve problems and represent thinking. Students will use mathematical vocabulary: join, add, separate, subtract, and, same amount as, equal, less, more, compose, decompose, sum, total, quantity, separate, & left.
Living & Non-Living (6 weeks) Observe, describe, and classify objects by living and non-living criteria: Does it need water? Does it need air? Does it need shelter? Does it need food? Does it grow?
Animals (6 weeks) Recognize, classify, and identify similarities and differences in various animals according to their attributes (color, size, appearance, parent-offspring connection).
Being a Good American (6 weeks) Students will discuss positive character traits of a good American citizen. They will listen to literature and describe how the characters exhibit traits of honesty, patriotism, loyalty, courtesy, respect, truth, pride, self-control, moderation, and accomplishment.
US Symbols (6 weeks) Students will discuss the symbols of the USA, as well as major patriotic holidays.
Health and Safety
Kindergarten students recognize basic facts and concepts about their bodies and begin to acquire skills and practices that keep them safe and healthy. Students learn to seek help and advice from parents or guardians and other trusted adults and begin to learn how to seek reliable health information. They understand how to make good decisions about simple health issues, to respect others, to follow school safety rules, and to be responsible.