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Kindergarten

Kindergarten Curriculum

Our Kindergarten Classroom is committed to helping each student reach his or her highest academic potential throughout our school year.  In addition, we strive to cultivate Godly character qualities, respect and responsibility in each student.

Academics

Phonics/Language Arts

At Hosanna, we use A Beka curriculum.  Phonics begins by learning the vowels and their short sounds; continuing on with the consonants, sight words, long vowel sounds, and the first and second vowel rules for reading.  Special sounds are introduced to further their reading skills.  We reinforce all of these by poems, songs, and games.  Each student progresses at his/her own pace with one-on-one, small group and whole group accommodations.  Learning centers are set up to enhance the phonics curriculum.

Mathematics

Students learn counting, recognition, and writing of numbers one to one hundred.  Our students learn the one-to-ten facts for addition and subtraction. They learn to count by two’s, five’s, and ten’s.  Incorporated also are shapes, time (hour, 1/2 hr. and 1/4 hr.), and introduction to the one's and ten's place value.  Calendar time enhances math skills with learned knowledge of months and days of the week.  Our curriculum also includes an introduction to measurement.

Handwriting

D’ Nelian handwriting is taught daily and used in all areas of our curriculum.

Writing

Creative writing is introduced in the classroom.  Through a variety of lessons, each student creates and illustrates a story with a minimum of three to five sentences that lead to publishing a final product. 

Social Studies

Through a variety of activities, students experience cultures and their surroundings.  Units include community, community helpers, citizenship, countries around the world, and American heroes. 

Science

Exploring how God made our world becomes a focus in our science curriculum.  Units include the following: what a scientist is and does, space, seasons, matter, construction, plants, and bugs.  Each unit lends opportunity for exploration through predictions, observations, collecting data, and experiments.

Spiritual

Bible

Godly character qualities are taught and practiced throughout our daily activities. The Bible is taught through Bible stories, memorization, songs, and actions. 

Special Events & Field Trips

Field trips can vary each year. In the past we have visited Sauvie Island's Pumpkin Patch, Kinderkonzerts, and Christian Youth Theater.

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