Kindergarten

Kindergarten Overview

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Chapel – Thursday mornings (8:05-8:30)

Math – Saxon Math K: reading/spelling number words to 20; counting. Numerical order, number awareness; introduction to addition/subtraction/; calendar skills; telling time on the hour

Science – 6 main animal classes; life cycles of seeds, animals, water trees-seasons; introduction to the solar system and planets

Literature Readings – Various Read-A-Louds and Easy readers; memorize chants, songs, and poetry related to units of study

Phonics/Handwriting – Use modern manuscript to form letters by tracing, copying, reproducing lines, shapes, letters and learn proper handwriting habits; learn sounds associated with letters and combinations to blend sounds into words; To improve decoding and fluency skills. Reading folder with books will be sent home weekly starting late September to be read and re-read with parents assistance and help in recording progress after the books have been read and re-read at school.

History Examined – American history

Bible – The Seven C’s of God’s History: Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, Consummation

Fine Arts/P.E. – Music, Visual Art, and PE

Day Trips/Activities – Fall dairy farm trip, Nashville Zoo, Symphony at the Schermerhorn, Polk Home, Downtown Columbia, Thanksgiving program, The Mitten Play, Grandparents Day – Patriotic Recitations, Birthday party for Jesus, nature hikes on campus, Show and Tell, Pajama Party, making ice cream. In house visitors to include: bee keeper, firefighter, Mr. Bob and his animals, dental health workers. Food tastings: apples, pumpkins, food group items, homemade butter and bread, Groundhog Day cupcake decorating and Valentine’s Day party.

Organizational Skills – Following class rules and routines, participating in class, developing homework/study skills, organizing backpack/desk supplies, etiquette and interaction with adults and peers.

Scripture Memorization – Books of the New Testament, Disciples Names, The Lord’s Prayer – Matthew 6:9-13, Select New Testament passages, The Seven C’s of God’s History, 40 Catechism questions and answers

Communication

1. Newsletter emailed and posted on the website: www.agathosschool.com.
2. Gradelink – Online Student Information System
3. Homework Assignment Sheet – inside each class notebook for students to record assignments and grades.
4. Kindergarten Friday Letter sent via email sharing the past week’s events
5. Progress Reports (summary of class average and updates) given to student to bring home mid-quarter.
6. Report Cards (end of each Quarter, approximately every 9 weeks)
7. Parent Conferences (at the end of the 1st and 3rd quarter or as needed)
8. Email: Patti.Chouanard@agathosschool.com Phone: 615-636-8584

Kindergarten