Admissions Rules For Kindergarten
An applying child must be 5 years old by September 1st of the coming year.
Parents of a child with an earlier birthday may ask for a screening by the Kindergarten teacher, at which time the following will be determined: (1) The child may be approved and placed on the Kindergarten roll if space is available; (2) The child may be recommended for the Pre-K class; (3) The child may be asked to wait and be re-evaluated by the end of May for possible enrollment.
Curriculum for Kindergarten
- Bible: The Bible (any version), Read & Share Bible, What Would Jesus Do?
- Math: ACSI Purposeful Design Kindergarten Math and various helps and manipulatives
- Reading: Sing, Spell, Read, and Write readers and worktext
- Phonics: Sing, Spell, Read, and Write
- Science: Various Hands-On studies and activities
- Social Studies: Various Hands-On studies and activities
- Spelling: Sing, Spell, Read, and Write
- Penmanship: Concerned Communications
Reading and Language Objectives:
The reading and language courses give a solid foundation in mastering all the letter sounds and names, introduces blending consonants with the short vowels, and the decoding of simple short vowel words and specific sight words. Next, specific letter clusters and long vowels are introduced. This program uses a multi-sensory approach to reading and incorporates music, games, charts, and video to make learning fun! The SSRW readers provide opportunities for a child to build vocabulary and practice oral reading skills. Each reader stresses specific phonics rules that are used at the same time the rule is taught and practiced. A work text also accompanies the program, gives necessary written practice, and helps match the students’ individual learning style to the instruction.
It is our desire to develop eager readers, using a strong phonics-based program integrated with many hands-on activities and games. We want the children to have fun with reading and develop a love for literature. The forms of literature we use are The Bible, fables, poems, and stories emphasizing specific character qualities in Bible history and American history. Reading content is carefully selected to encourage growth in Christ by strengthening the child in Biblical principles and Christ-like character.
- 7:45 Early Activity
- 8:15 Prayer/Meeting Board
- 8:30 Reading Group; Phonics (Large and Small Groups)
- 9:00 P.E.
- 9:30 Snack (songs or educational videos)/Bathroom Break
- 10:00 Math, Unit Studies (integrates all subjects), Phonics, Handwriting, Bible
- 11:10 Centers Activities or playground (Art on Wednesdays)
- 11:50 Dismissal of ½ day students / prepare for lunch
- 12:00 Lunch
- 12:30 Outside Play
- 1:00 Educational-based centers and individual help
- 2:40 Dismissal of Full Day students