What will my child do at school?
A kindergarten day is 6 hours and 20 minutes which is the same as our other elementary grades. Literacy is our largest block of time with aspects of listening, speaking, reading and writing integrated with social studies concepts for about half of the day. Math is scheduled for a little over an hour as well as additional time for science or social studies enrichment. Specialists in areas such as Art, Gym, and Music will be offered similar to other grades and of course, time for lunch and recess. It is a full day with a varied routine which allows for large group, small group work and independent learning time. On the right you will see a sample schedule of what a day may look like.
While we look forward to the instructional time to lay a solid foundation for learning it is much more than academics. It is time to develop confidence, self-regulation, problem-solving and social understandings. As children continue to develop a sense of self they also to begin to understand differences. All of this is important as they become active learners in their environment. Learning for them is a social process where children learn through play, exploration and inquiry.
|Sample Kindergarten Day (Times will vary for early start schools)|
|Interactive Read Aloud (Building language and habits of book discussion)|
|Reader's Workshop and Managed Independent Learning (Science and Social Studies are integrated into this block of time)|
|Lunch and Recess|
|Community Writing and Writer's Workshop (Science and Social Studies are integrated into this block of time)|