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Welcome to Kindergarten!

 The goal of our Kindergarten program is to nurture your child's intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development to the fullest potential possible. We are committed to helping the children become independent learners and critical thinkers. 

Our environment is one in which each child can explore, question, discover, practice, and learn.  Learning in our classroom takes place in large group, small group, and individual settings in order to differentiate instruction.  Grouping is kept flexible to meet the needs of each child. 

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Learning experiences will be those which: 
  • Provide opportunities for discovery through exploration using manipulatives. 
  • Lead children to think for themselves and solve simple problems. 
  • Promote readiness for future learning. 
  • Provide opportunities for large and small muscle activities. 
  • Promote independence and creativity. 
  • Develop a sense of belonging to a group. 
  • Begin to develop self-control and a sense of responsibility. 
  • Promote listening with attention. 

Kindergarten Curriculum and Materials in use: 
  • Houghton Mifflin Language and Literacy Program 
  • Saxon Math 
  • AIMS & Scott Foresman (math and science) 
  • Life Lab using our school garden 
  • Core Knowledge (social studies, history, and geography)      
  • Waterford Program (daily individualized reading & math computer session in class) 
  • Library 
  • Second Step (lessons focus on developing social skills) 
  • High Five (activities for small & large muscle development)
  • Art Docent