Kindergarten

All My Children’s full day kindergarten program, is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Our small class size allows for the individual attention that kindergarten students benefit from. The instructional day begins at 9:00 AM and concludes at 3:00 PM. We offer extended hours before and after class to help accommodate the working parent.

Curriculum:

Land of the Letter People ® is a research-based, classroom-tested, balanced literacy program that promotes successful reading and writing in the Kindergarten classroom as it addresses all areas of the curriculum. The Land of the Letter People ®……

  • Is thematically organized and integrates all subject areas
  • Fosters individual success
  • Supports the Reading First initiative
  • Is a research-based, comprehensive, classroom tested program that works
  • Promotes word building, reading, and writing for kindergarten children, while allowing each child to move at her or his own pace
  • Balances the best of phonemic awareness, the alphabetic principle, and predictable and decodable text with literature-based learning
  • Offers flexible, easy-to-use, thematic teaching units that make planning easy
  • Models social skills and conflict resolution
  • Creates a motivating and fun-filled instructional environment

Subject: Reading/Language Arts, Health & Safety, Math, Music, Physical Development, Science, and Social Studies

Math Strand: Geometry, Algebra, Measurement, Data Analysis, Number Operations, Numbers

Science Strand: Science as Inquiry, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, Science in Personal and Social Perspective

Social Studies Strand: Culture, Time, Continuity, and Change, People, Places, and Environments, Individual Development and Identity, Individuals, Groups, and Institutions, Power, Authority, and Governance, Production, Distribution, and Consumption, Global Connections, Civic Ideals and Practices

Reading/Language Arts Topics: Alphabet Knowledge, Book and Print Awareness, Fiction, Fluency, Listening, Nonfiction, Oral Language Development, Remediation, Response to Intervention (RTI), Speaking, Vocabulary, Word Recognition, Writing

Five Elements of Reading: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension

Kindergarten Everyday Math:

Everyday Math is distinguished by its focus on real-life problem solving, balance between whole-class and self-directed learning, emphasis on communication, facilitation of school-family cooperation, and appropriate use of technology.
Underlying the Everyday Math curriculum are size strands of knowledge: Algebra; Data and Chance; Geometry; Measurement; Numeration and Order; and Operations.
Everyday Math has been the subject of numerous studies and the data is overwhelmingly positive. It received the highest rating of any published curriculum reviewed by the Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse.

Everyday Math emphasizes the application of mathematics to real world situations. Numbers, skills and mathematical concepts are not presented in isolation, but are linked to situations and contexts that are relevant to everyday lives. The curriculum also provides numerous suggestions for incorporating mathematics into daily classroom routines and other subject areas.
Each Everyday Math lesson includes time for whole-group instruction as well as small group, partner, or individual activities. These activities balance teacher-directed instruction with opportunities for open-ended, hands-on explorations, long-term projects and on-going practice.

Throughout the Everyday Math curriculum students are encouraged to explain and discuss their mathematical thinking, in their own words. Opportunities to verbalize their thoughts and strategies give children the chance to clarify their thinking and gain insights from others.

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