Kindergarten Half Day Program
Kindergarten is a very important year. It is, for most children, their first experience in a school setting. At McArthur School, our Kindergarten Teacher works very hard to ensure all students have and excellent first school year. Each child comes to school with their own knowledge and background and I feel it is important to move them forward from where they are. This means that regardless of their starting point, each child will recieve the support they need to be successful and to propare them for their school career.
Early Literacy (Language Arts): Students will be introduced to a variety of literacy activities. We will be doing shared and guided reading as well as printing, journal writing, and literature based activities. Home reading begins in February.
Early Numeracy (Math): In math, we use the program Maximizing Math. this program provices a variety of hands-on experiences for student to explore and learn different math concpts. The program involves utilizing computer programs, a variety of centers (games, manipulatives, puzzles, etc.), morning calendar routines, and independent table work activities to help students learn math concepts and develop problem solving skills.
Citizenship and Identity (Social Studies): We focus on two comprehensive units titled, "I am Unique" and "I Belong". Kindergarten emphasizes a strong sense of identity and self-esteem and is a student's first introduction to citizenship.
Other Subjects to be Covered
- Environment and Community Awareness (Science)
- Personal and Social Responsibility (Health)
- Physical Skills and Well-Being (Physical Education and Health)
- Creative Expression (Art, Drama, and Music)