Teachers:

Delia Dunavin, Team Leader

Wendy Livingston

Cassandra (Cassie) Schaps

Jennifer (Jenny) Sheets


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Kindergarten Mission Statement

The mission of our kindergarten program is to inspire, motivate, encourage, and support students by providing a safe, secure, and loving environment to educate them emotionally, socially, and cognitively so that their foundation for life-long learning is established.

 

Our Social and Emotional Goals         Kindergarten provides your child with an opportunity to learn and apply the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and study skills that he will use throughout his education.

The development of self-esteem is one of the important goals of kindergarten. Kindergarten also focuses on teaching cooperation: the ability to work, learn, and get along with others. A year in kindergarten provides your child with the opportunity to learn patience, as well as the ability to take turns, share, and listen to others — all skills that he will use throughout his school years.

 

Kindergarten Literacy Program          Our kindergarten literacy program consists of comprehensive reading instruction that includes: phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, and word attack skills. We will also develop the students’ academic vocabulary, comprehension skills and strategies in the process. We utilize a balanced literacy approach which includes modeled reading/writing, shared and interactive reading/writing, guided reading/writing and independent reading/writing all in a workshop format. Formal and informal ongoing assessments of each child will guide instruction. Small groups as well as individualized instruction will occur daily. Our goal is to provide meaningful and authentic reading and writing experiences for our students.  Keep in mind that we will keep each student working at a 'just right' level of challenge based on their level of development in literacy. 


Math Program          The primary focus in Math is understanding counting and cardinality, understanding addition as joining and subtraction as separating and comparing objects by measurable attributes. The mathematical process standards apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society and workplace. 

Our math program utilizes hands on experiences with a large variety of manipulatives.   Areas of instruction include but are not limited to: patterns, sorting, classifying, graphing, counting, combining and separating sets and solving problems.

 

Science Units         Our Science units are hands on learning experiences.  The units are enriched with field trips around Houston, guest speakers, and science laboratory experiments.  These experiences enhance the curriculum and provide the children with real applications of science in their world.

  • Magnetism- Physical Science
  • Weather – Life/Earth Science
  • Energy and motion Physical Science
  • Phases of the moon Physical Science
  • Basic Needs-Life Science
  • All About Plants – Physical Science
  • Living and Nonliving Physical Science

 

Social Studies Units
Social studies units are developed to focus on the child, their community, their state, and continent.  Entire families are involved in the learning process through creating family albums, traditions, and community goodwill projects.

  • Routines and Citizenship
  • USA & Symbols
  • Columbus Day
  • Holidays
  • Homes and Family Traditions
  • Landforms
  • US presidents
  • Cowboys and Ranching in Texas
  • Economics - Grocery Store