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Kiddie Country’s KindergartenKiddie Country’s Kindergarten
“Kindergarten children are confident in
spirit, infinite in resources,
and eager to learn. Everything is still
possible.” Robert Fulghum
A typical day includes…A typical day includes…
• Circle Time
• Reading instruction
• Phonics instruction
• Playing with friends
• Science or social
• Outdoor play
• Snacks and lunch
• Rest time
• Afternoon learning
Let’s get started!Let’s get started!
• We begin our kindergarten
day at 8:45 with Circle
• We talk about the day’s
activities, the calendar,
and the weather, and recite
The Pledge of Allegiance.
• We also include a special
activity such as a book, a
game, or a Mystery
Our Language Arts ProgramOur Language Arts Program
• All three components are offered on a daily basis
during our 45 minute literacy period
• Each component is tailored to meet individual
The Alphabetic Principle (featuring the Phonovisual Approach)
Daily Writing ExperiencesLiterature/Reading Instruction
We teach reading skills in manyWe teach reading skills in many
ways, every day.ways, every day.
• Quality books are read to the
children multiple times each
• Children read independently
using a wide range of leveled
• Guided reading instruction is
conducted in small groups
• Comprehension strategies are
both modeled and intentionally
We write every day!We write every day!
• Children are encouraged to write using phonetic
sounds. Spacing, punctuation, etc. are modeled
and reinforced as the year progresses.
• Students learn to spell common sight words
We study and use phonetic soundsWe study and use phonetic sounds
every day.every day.
• We use the Phonovisual
Program, an organized
method of teaching
• Children master beginning
sounds and ending sounds
• They then add vowels and
can now spell and sound
out many, many words
Our daily math time features theOur daily math time features the
Saxon Math program.Saxon Math program.
• Develops concepts through
“hands on” experiences
• Includes worksheets and
problem solving activities
• Covers numeration, geometry,
measurement, money, fractions,
spatial relationships, graphing,
patterns, data analysis, addition,
Math is engaging and fun!Math is engaging and fun!
The children love using our
many appealing math materials.
We explore Social Studies & ScienceWe explore Social Studies & Science
topics every day.topics every day.
• Do the stars shine during the day?
• Who was Rosa Parks?
• What makes a shadow?
• What was King George III’s reaction to the Declaration of
A world of wonder…A world of wonder…
We’ll find out the
well as explore
dozens of topics.
Our questions are
Social Studies & ScienceSocial Studies & Science
• Units include
weather, outer space,
cultures around the
globe, creatures large
and small, and much,
We play with friends.We play with friends.
• Kindergarten children are
intensely interested in
interacting with their
• They become more skilled
at sharing and taking
• They are able to use
proactive strategies to
organize, direct, and
sustain interactions - and
play - with others.
We play outside on the playground.We play outside on the playground.
We paint, collage, color, andWe paint, collage, color, and
celebrate ourcelebrate our creativitycreativity every day!every day!
We sing, dance, and play instruments duringWe sing, dance, and play instruments during
music class.music class.
Afternoon Learning CentersAfternoon Learning Centers
• After a brief rest, it’s
time for afternoon
• What a wonderful
What is our educational focus during theWhat is our educational focus during the
afternoon portion of our program?afternoon portion of our program?
• Mondays: Science
Thursdays, & Fridays:
Math, Literacy, Arts
& Crafts, and
Afternoon KindergartenAfternoon Kindergarten
• On Tuesdays, we attend Spanish class.
Field Trips & Special EventsField Trips & Special Events
• From touching authentic dinosaur bones to
a scavenger hunt at the Udvar-Hazy Air and
Space Museum, our multiple field trips…
We help our community.We help our community.
• We consistently collect over 100 sets of warm pajamas for the
nonprofit Pajama Program that distributes pajamas to children in
shelters, group homes, foster care, and orphanages.
• We offer a second outreach opportunity in the spring, which is tailored
to a specific interest of the class.
Our Goal: An Excellent EducationOur Goal: An Excellent Education
• Engaging curriculum
with great attention to
meeting each child’s
• Full day kindergarten
Jun. 4, 2016
Kiddie Country Developmental Learning Center Kindergarten Overview