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Kindergarten

National Standardized Testing

99th Percentile overall in Academic Areas

98th Percentile in Mathematics

96th percentile in Reading

Phonics (Abeka K Curriculum)

We start the year by learning the 5 vowels and their short sounds. Students begin to read by learning consonants and their sounds and blending them with the vowels to make beginning sounds. After working with 3-letter words, students practice rhyming and then start working with long vowel words. We end the year by learning special sounds, which are sounds that do not follow the typical rules of phonics.

 

Handwriting (Abeka K Curriculum)

Kindergarten teaches traditional manuscript. Students practice daily tracing and writing new letters, words, and eventually sentences. We work on the proper stroke and order when writing letters. We also focus on the proper way to hold a pencil.

 

Science (Nancy Larson K Curriculum)

Nancy Larson Science K

We study science twice a week including:

  • Exploring the Human Body and The 5 Senses
  • Investigating Healthy Habits
  • Identifying Characteristics of Pets
  • Examining Characteristics of Objects
  • Observing the Growth of Plants
  • Identifying Living and Non-Living Things
  • Identifying Seasons and Weather Conditions

 

Math (Saxon 1st Grade Curriculum)

  • Properly Writing Numbers
  • Whole Number Computation: Addition and Subtraction
  • Solving Word Problems
  • Ordinal Position
  • Fractions
  • Money
  • Patterns
  • Shapes and Spatial Relationships
  • Telling Time
  • Parts of the Calendar
  • Temperature
  • Linear Measure
  • Weight and Capacity
  • Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
  • Problem Solving

 

Bible (Deep Roots Kindergarten)

Deep Roots is a new Apologetics and worldview Bible curriculum. Focused on equipping students with the tools and training to stand firm in the face of today’s cultural challenges. A Bible verse is learned and tested weekly.

 

Reading (Abeka Curriculum and SWRL Sight Word Readers)

We use a mixture of Abeka reading books and the SWRL sight word books. Combining the two allows for students to use their phonetic skills to read as well as an opportunity to read using sight words, which typically do not follow the rules of phonics. Together they receive a well-rounded reading curriculum.

Books are read in small reading groups at school as well as for homework. In our reading groups, we practice the phonics rules and drill the special sounds. We work on fluency, comprehension, expression, and punctuation.