Every full day in kindergarten your child will experience the following activities:
Pledge of Allegiance
Morning Music Mrs. Ryterski's introduction of musical composers and their music
Calendar Days of the Week Months of the Year Birthdays Weather A count of how many days we have been in school Counting daily numbers Counting by fives Counting by tens Counting money correlating to the number of days we have been in school Even and Odd Numbers
Phonemic Awareness Michael Heggerty's Daily Lesson
PE or Music Mrs. Ryterski teaches Music. Ms. Bivins teaches PE.
Shared Reading A big book is read many times throughout the week to the whole group. The story is discussed, analyzed, and retold in a variety of ways. In the story we locate sight words and puctuation marks.
Literacy Stations These are independent, literacy based activities that the children choose.
Learning Centers These are small group, weekly educational activities that often include: guided reading, listening, writing, math, science, and art. These centers are rotated daily so that each child experiences all of the centers for the week.
Word Study Introduction to letters and sounds, sight words, and word families.
Writing Modeled writing, shared writing, and independent writing
Theme & Art Many fiction and non-fiction books are read and discussed to help educate students on a specific topic or theme (ocean life, Arctic and Antarctic life, desert life, insects, Mexico, bears, spiders, apples, turkeys, camping and wildlife, rainforests. . . ). Several related art projects are created by the children.