Welcome to Kindergarten!

Literacy

  • Kindergarten literacy includes Skills, Writer’s Workshop, and Reader’s Workshop.

    Skills:

    • Kindergarten classrooms use the Mondo phonics program to learn letter names and sounds

    Writer’s Workshop:

    • Students learn to tell and draw their stories, write pattern books, personal narrative, expert books, poetry, and how-to books

    Reader’s workshop:

    • Students practice reading as a whole class, read books at their levels independently or with a partner
    • Students learn to become strong readers by mastering foundational skills in print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics/word recognition, and fluency

Mathematics

  • Kindergartens work on the following mathematical skills and concepts:

    • Read, write, and represent whole numbers up to 31 using numerals, pictures, real objects, picture graphs, spoken words, manipulative, and tally marks
    • Count forward and backward with objects and without objects
    • Recognize, identify, create, complete, and extend patterns
    • Recognize and sort basic two and three dimensional shapes
    • Compare and order objects according to location and measurable attributes

Homework

  • Read 15-20 minutes every day, including their book bag

    Homework packet every Monday, due back following Monday in Orange Folder

    Daily alphabet and sight word review: using flash cards, salt tray, play-doh, or q-tip painting sight words

    Practice math skills daily: counting to 100, counting backwards from 20, identifying 2D and 3D shapes, making patterns