Welcome to Kindergarten!
Kindergarten literacy includes Skills, Writer’s Workshop, and Reader’s Workshop.
- Kindergarten classrooms use the Fountas & Pinnell phonics program to learn letter names and sounds
- Students learn to tell and draw their stories, write pattern books, personal narrative, expert books, poetry, and how-to books
- 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
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
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