In kindergarten, we are concerned with the whole child. Our goal is to provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum which encompasses the academic, physical and social needs of each child in an emotionally appropriate setting.
A Day in Kindergarten Includes:
Language Arts: This includes letter and sound recognition, listening comprehension skills, vocabulary, communication skills, and writing skill.
Math: Wa-Nee uses Saxon Math throughout the elementary grades. At the kindergarten level, this includes concrete manipulatives.
Motor Skills: A variety of physical activities are provided on a weekly basis.
Library: The children receive stories and check out a book each week.
Music and Art: Activities are provided within the classroom.
Science and Health:Through everyday experiences, the children relate to science and health in the world around them.
Center Activities: Many different areas of the curriculum are addressed in small center settings. These include listening centers, computer centers educational games art activities, literacy centers and math manipulatives centers.
Free Choice: It is important that young children have free time to develop socially and emotionally. In this way, this way they learn to make choices, solve problems while making friends and building confidence.
It is important to communicate with your child's teacher whenever you have a question or problem. Open communication is a large key to your child's success. Together, we will strive to give your child a happy, enriching kindergarten experience.
Your child's teacher will send home classroom information pertaining to field trips, supplies, snacks, etc. since these sometimes vary.
Before sending your child to school, please teach him/her:
- Their full name
- Parents' names
- Telephone number
- The name of another person to call in an emergency
Remember the most important thing you can do to improve your child's literacy is to read to them. It is impossible to read TOO MUCH! It improves listening skills, vocabulary, general knowledge, and comprehension.
READ! READ! READ!