TK and Kindergarten Curriculum and Schedules


Click on the links below to access the TK and Kinder Schedules


Transitional Kinder Distance Learning Schedule Link                     Kindergarten Distance Learning Schedule Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language Arts (Reading/ Grammar)


The Superkids® Reading program is a core literacy curriculum for kindergarten through second grade that teaches all aspects of reading seamlessly integrated with the language arts. Built on scientific research and proven pedagogy, it combines rigorous instruction with highly motivating materials.Students Learn Foundational Skills and Begin to Understand the Relationship Between Written and Spoken Language.  In kindergarten, children learn the 26 letters of the alphabet and one sound for each letter, then apply their new skills to blend sounds to read words and sentences. They practice all of the reading and language arts skills in a carefully integrated, multimodal approach using decodable text. By the end of the year, students can read, write, and spell hundreds of short-vowel words.



Word Work

The kindergarten program begins teaching children the foundational skills they need to become successful readers and writers. Through explicit and systematic phonics instruction, children learn the letters of the alphabet, one sound for each letter, and how to blend the letter-sounds to decode words. They are also taught how to write the uppercase and lowercase forms of each letter and to encode (spell) words with the letters and sounds they've been taught.




Reading

Fiction and informational texts are provided for teacher read-alouds. As soon as children learn enough letter-sounds, they begin reading short decodable stories themselves. Lessons for each text build background and vocabulary before reading and help guide children's comprehension during reading.




Writing

Children are taught to communicate their ideas through drawing and by writing letters, words, and eventually sentences. They learn basic mechanics and how to write narratives, opinions, informative/explanatory texts, and more.






Religion


Blest are we consists of a three-step method: Engage, explore, respond using  single-sheet lessons covering 21 chapters. This program features books to enjoy and daily activities for the children to learn the following concepts.

Unit 1: God’s Love Creates the Universe

Unit 2: God’s Love Makes Me Who I Am

Unit 3: God’s Love Gives me People to Love

Unit 4: God’s Love Gives Me Jesus

Unit 5: God’s Love Teaches Me to Love





Mathematics

 

The Saxon Math curriculum has an incremental structure that distributes content throughout the year. This integrated and connected approach provides deep, long-term mastery of the content and skills called for in the Common Core State Standards.

 

With this program:


-Students have time to understand and practice the lesson. (Incremental)

-Students have time to practice and master previous concepts.  (Distributed)

-Students are ready for high stakes assessments. (Cumulative)






Social Studies


The Kindergarten California Studies Weekly is a standard-based curriculum that applies a balanced literacy approach to learning about Social Studies.  The combination of printed weekly units and web-based primary source media, audio reader and other features create a high level of student engagement when learning about the following: 


*Being a Good Citizen: following rules, sharing and taking turns, and know the consequences of breaking them.

*Recognizing National and State Symbols: icons such as the national and state flags, the bald eagle, and the Statue of Liberty.

*Workers: jobs at the school, in the local community, and from historical accounts.

*Where We Live: compare and contrast the locations of people, places, and environments and describe their characteristics.

*Time: events in temporal order using a calendar, placing days, weeks, and months in proper order.

*Stories of the Past: Students understand that history relates to events, people, and places of other times.



Science


The Kindergarten Science Program also created by Studies Weekly is a standard-based curriculum that applies a balanced literacy approach to learning about Science.   The combination of printed weekly units and web-based primary source media, audio reader and other features create a high level of student engagement when learning about the following:


Earth/Space Science

            *Earth and Sky

             *Weather

             *Caring for the Earth 

Life Science

            * Living and Non-living Things

            *Animals

            *Plants

Physical Science

             *Matter

            *Sound, Heat and Light 

             *Movement         



Computers/ ipads


We use computers and ipads on a daily basis as a very important resource and tool for children to:


-Develop their technology skills

-Reinforce their language, reading and math skills

-Strengthen their social studies and science concepts.






 

 


Monthly Book Reports


Every month, I will be assigning a book for your child to read at home with you.  At the end of the month and with your help, they will fill out a short (grade level appropriate) book report on that book.  Scholastics Book Club is a great way to get a hold your child’s assigned reading book for the month.  Please note that although we recommend Scholastics because of the convenience and affordability, you are free to purchase the assigned reading book for your child at the bookstore or website of our choice.



If you wish to order any books from our Scholastic Reading Club please go to:


http://scholastics.comreadingclub


and enter our class code provided below before the due date each month in order for your books to arrive on time.


Please do not send any money to school.


Your Scholastic book club order will be purchased directly by you through our online class account.  Scholastic will deliver your purchase to the school and we will send it home with your child. 


CLASS CODE : F Z T M V