Without a doubt, the academic foundation established during your child’s Kindergarten year can make the difference between realizing, or lagging, their potential throughout elementary school. And what we teach tracks with the education that children in any Kindergarten class should be learning in Tennessee.
Some children, however, need more than the right academic information. If they feel lost in a large group, or overwhelmed by the size of a larger school or children who are much older, they may not process as readily what their teacher is teaching.
Our Pre-K/Kindergarten teacher prepares individually differentiated lesson plans from McGraw-Hill’s World of Wonders Kindergarten curriculum. This approach gives a strong foundation for First Grade and beyond, with engaging concepts and activities. Your child’s teacher will prepare and (if helpful) modify the materials so they will be as engaging as possible for the children.
Sample subjects & topics:
Here’s a quick sampling of some subjects & topics drawn from the McGraw-Hill Kindergarten materials:
- Math & Geometry: place value; measurement & data; classifying objects in a category; identifying & describing shapes; 2 & 3 dimensional shapes; etc.
- Reading (goals): build background; oral language; listening comprehension; phonics (rhyming & high frequency words); writing skills; text connections; writing in complete sentences; etc.
- Science & Social Studies: human systems; physical systems; symbols; graphs; places, regions & continents; map & globe skills; cultures; citizenship; leadership; etc.
The teacher will guide your child’s learning according to the topic and level of attention your child needs, whether on a Kindergarten or Pre-K level, and whether they’re learning as part of the whole group, a smaller group, as a learning partner with a peer, or one-on-one.
Does your child need another year before beginning elementary school where neither the class, nor the school, nor the other children around them are too big?
The unique advantage of our program, we believe, is its context. When the child has the opportunity to gain self-confidence in a smaller group as one of the oldest, the experiences and learning can be much more comfortable.
Individualized attention in a loving, Christian environment, where they can feel completely at home, can give your child the best possible start to their academic career.
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