ENGLISH LITERACY / LANGUAGE ARTS/PHONICS / READING AND COMPREHENSION
Students Develop a More Sophisticated Understanding of Language to Read More Complex Text
Building on what they learned in Pre-K, Kindergartens learn more complex letter-sound relationships. They apply these new skills to longer decodable stories and informational texts and in their writing. Reading comprehension and fluency are emphasized. All skills are carefully integrated and taught in multiple modes—visual, auditory, and kinesthetic—to reinforce language learning.
Kindergarten Instructional Overview:
Daily word work helps children develop the foundational skills they need to become successful readers and writers. New phonics, spelling, structural analysis, and vocabulary skills are taught and practiced using the Word Work Book. Every lesson focuses on several Word Work Book pages.
Each unit provides a balance of engaging fiction and informational texts for daily reading instruction and practice. The texts children read are all phonetically controlled to match the sequence of phonics and structural skills taught in the Word Work Books.
Daily writing lessons teach critical writing skills and the writing process. Each unit focuses on one genre of writing: narrative, informative/explanatory, opinion, descriptive, poetry, or correspondence. The genres are revisited multiple times throughout the school year.
What Students Learn in Kindergarten.
- Consonant digraphs, long and short vowels,
- r-controlled vowels, and vowel digraphs
- Endings, suffixes, prefixes, contractions, compound words
- Decoding and encoding using phonetic and
- Reading and spelling all 220 high-frequency Dolch* words
- Parts of speech, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms
- Comprehension and fluency skills for reading literary and informational texts
- Writing mechanics, writing process, and types of writing (narrative, opinion, informative/explanatory )The Dolch list has 220 high-frequency words.
Every week, students will be given a book and or a poem to practice reading. Reading out loud with his/her poem and or book will be done in class every Friday. Students will be required to do a current affair assignment each week. Assignments can be in drawing or in writing and presented to the class each Friday.
COUNTING AND CARDINALITY:
Know number names and the count sequence
Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
Write numbers from 0 to 20.
Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0–20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
Count to tell the number of objects.
Say the number names in the standard order when counting objects, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted, regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.
Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, using strategies such as matching and counting.
Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.
OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING
Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.
Represent addition using a variety of methods.
Represent subtraction using a variety of methods.
Solve addition word problems within 10.
Add within 10.
Solve subtraction word problems within 10.
Subtract within 10.
Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10.
Find numbers that make 10.
Fluently add within 5.
Fluently subtract within 5.
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
Use addition within 20.
Use subtraction within 20.
Solve addition problems with 3 addends.
OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING: (continued)
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. (continued)
Use addition within 100 to solve problems.
Use subtraction within 100 to solve problems.
Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Apply properties as strategies to add.
Apply properties as strategies to subtract.
Add and subtract within 20.
Relate counting to addition.
Relate counting to subtraction.
Demonstrate fluency for addition within 10.
Demonstrate fluency for subtraction within 10.
Fluently add within 20 using mental strategies.
Fluently subtract within 20 using mental strategies.
Work with addition and subtraction equations.
Understand the meaning of the equal sign.
Determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true.
Determine the unknown whole number in an addition equation relating 3 numbers.
Determine the unknown whole number in an subtraction equation relating 3 numbers.
OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING: (continued)
Work with addition and subtraction equations. (continued)
Determine whether a group of objects has an odd number or even number of objects.
Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in an array.
Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
Interpret products of whole numbers.
Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers.
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities.
Determine the known whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers.
Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between m
• Germs: understand what germ is and how to be germ free.
• Learn about living and non-living things
• Identify various food groups and the importance of eating healthy.
• Discover and explore various plants and animals.
• Learn about fruit, vegetables and seeds.
• Explore properties of matter, force and magnet.
• Explore and observe heat, light and sound.
• Learn about natural disaster.
• Explore and observe things in Earth surface and Earh in space (Solar System).
• Safety at home and in public
• Address/Phone Number
• Character Building
• Community Builders
• Community Helpers
• People Just Like Me (Famous Inventors) Government: Mayor of the City where I live (his/her job, Senator of my state (his/her job), who is the House of Representative (their job), who is Congress (their job), who is the vice-president (his job) and who is the president of the Unites States, and what is his job.
In each classroom centers are developed giving our students an opportunity for developing self- confidence and practice decision- making, resolved conflicts, work as a team, work individually and seek help when necessary. Building self-confidence: Our program is also designed to meet every child’s needs, understanding not two children is a like. Our Lesson plan are designed with our students in mind, challenging the ones who are a little advance, and scaling back for students who may need the additional students.
Included in our program are schedule trip to enhance our student’s learning. Trips may include the fire station, post office, farmers market, museums, etc.