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Kindergarten Curriculum


Language Arts

Kindergarten uses the the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys English Language Arts curriculum which has a comprehensive and systematic instruction for reading informational text, foundation skills, speaking, listening, language and English language development.   Kindergarten also has writers workshops, and Fountas and Pinnell leveled reading program.  We employ the Common Core State Standards, and have a standards based reporting system.


Math

Kindergarten uses the Everyday Mathematics program which is organized into six mathematical strands that cover a number of skills and concepts:

  • Numeration
  • Data and Chance
  • Geometry
  • Operations and Computation
  • Patterns, Functions and Algebra
  • Measurement

The program provides a rich yet balanced curriculum, and each grade level builds on and extends concept understanding so that children approach each new challenge from a firmly established foundation.


Science

The Science curriculum is derived from the Next Generation Science Standards which emphasize performance in science, including:

  • Pushes and Pulls
  • Animals, Plants, and Their Environment
  • Weather and Climate
  • Engineering Design


Social Studies

Social Studies is derived from AERO Standards.  Topics include:

  • Time, Continuity, and Change
  • Conflict and Cooperation
  • Individuals and Groups of People
  • Rights and Responsibilities 
  • Wants and Needs
  • Tools and Techniques



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