Kindergarten Classroom

Daily Schedule

 

Morning Session: 8:05 a.m. – 10:50 A.m.

Full Day Session: 8:05 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

 

Students begin their day in a circle with their Morning Meeting. After sharing time, students complete the calendar, explore math and language through our excellent curriculum and supplementary activities. Students spend about an hour each day with one of our Specialist Teachers. Morning session students have a late morning snack; full-day students have a recess period, followed by lunch. Students also spend a portion of their day exploring the world through science and social studies activities.

 

Specialist Schedule (example):

·      Monday - Music

·      Tuesday - Art

·      Wednesday - Computer/Media

·      Thursday - Physical Education

·      Friday - Physical Education

 

Students also participate in the Individual Learning Lab, working with math and reading software (SuccessMaker), a couple of times each week for about 25 minutes.

 

Small Learning Groups

Small learning groups meet several days a week (Monday–Thursday, usually) for approximately 30 minutes. Our wonderful adult volunteers and our educational assistants join the class to assist with the small groups.

 

Small Learning Group Activities (examples):

·      Gummy Bear match activity (estimation, sorting, comparison)

·      Listen to audiotape of a book to complete sound discrimination sheet and related activity on a computer

·      Construction of a book, using sight words

·      Paper chain (A-B-A-B pattern, measurement)

 

Field Trips

Students also participate in 2 - 3 field trips and 3 - 4 school assemblies throughout the year. 


Classroom Helper

Each day of the month, a different child is assigned to be Special Helper in the classroom. This role allows students an opportunity to participate as leaders. 

 

Student of the Month

Kindergarteners are included in the Student of the Month program. Parents are invited to a special ceremony and reception to celebrate this honor with their child.