Kindergarten Course Listings
Kindergarten students develop enhanced awareness of their environment by identifying and describing objects both in their environment and in works of art. Learners classify objects on the basis of characteristics such as color, texture, and form and develop a visual vocabulary of line, colors, and textures. Students use a variety of basic materials to intuitively arrange lines, colors and forms in original artworks. Kindergartners produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional works with paper or clay. Students make prints using paint and found objects, fingerprints, cardboard, or plants. By viewing the works of artists through books and prints the children identify simple subjects and recognize that works of art tell stories and express moods.
It is the primary goals of kindergarten Bible instruction to help each child recognize his/her value as a child of God. Through daily Bible teaching, each child learns to appreciate God as his/her creator and to know that He loves him/her.
Kindergarten students develop basic number concepts through the use of hands-on manipulatives. The math activities provided lay the foundation for number awareness and operations.
Kindergarten students engage in a variety of activities, including developing the singing voice and singing a variety of simple songs, and playing instruments to experience and classify different sounds and timbres. Students develop listening skills and enjoy movement activities. Children perform skills learned once a year for parents and grandparents.
Language is taught through a balanced literacy program utilizing the Rowland Reading Program, Super Kids. Through this program, students develop phonemic awareness, expressive and receptive language, and listening comprehension. Guided and shared reading, along with small group literacy centers, give students multiple opportunities to love language.
Physical Education (PE)
The Physical Education curriculum is based on teaching the students locomotive skills such as running, jumping, hopping, galloping, sliding, and skipping, as well as teaching manipulative skills such as throwing, catching, and kicking. Through these activities, students are taught how to cooperate with others using various games and exercise activities. The goal for the physical education program is to lead students into activities that promote lifelong healthy habits.
Kindergarten students explore the world of science though observation, classification, comparing, and predicting. Weekly science labs and the DLES outdoor classroom provide numerous hands-on opportunities to extend learning.
Kindergarten children learn simple greetings, numbers 1-20, colors, more animal names, how to pray, special holidays, expressing how they feel, Noah’s Ark, Little Red Riding Hood, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, body parts, what they like, food, and following simple directions through games, songs, and hands-on activities.
Each child will recognize his/her value as a beloved child of God. Students will appreciate God as creator of the universe. Students will value the Bible as the inspired word of God. They will enjoy daily Bible study, primarily through Bible stories.