Kindergarten Readiness – In order to succeed in our kindergarten curriculum, your child should be able to do (or have) the following before starting kindergarten:
- Learn/recognize the alphabet
- Count to 20
- Recognize the numbers 1-10
- Recognize shapes
- Know colors
- Write his/her first name
- Follow directions
- Respect authority
- Have a 20 minute attention span
- Self-help skills (tie shoes, zip, button, use restroom independently)
In Kindergarten, your child will be introduced to the following concepts:
- Bible – Each year we alternate between the Old Testament and New Testament stories; each child will be expected to memorize a new verse each week.
- Skills Development – This includes character development, fine motor skills, listening and thinking skills, along with visual perception skills.
- Phonics – Learn the name and sound of all capital and lowercase letters, sight words, one and two vowel rules, and special sounds.
- Reading –Beginning in December the children will meet in reading groups according to ability; children will be graded on oral reading skills.
- Handwriting – Learn the correct pre-cursive technique in forming all capital and lowercase letters; will write phonics words, phrases, and sentences.
- Social Studies – Families, Community Helpers, Our Great Country, Children of the World
- Science – Animals, Seasons, Butterflies
- Numbers – Recognizing and writing numbers 1-100; skip counting by twos, fives, and tens; money: value of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters; adding money; ordinal numbers: 1st through 10th; addition sums up to 10; subtracting 1, 0, and all of a number; calendar; telling time to the hour, half hour, and quarter hour; before, after, and between numbers; largest and smallest; measuring one inch.
- Language Enrichment – Will memorize many poems and finger plays; opposites; rhyming words; comparisons.
- Other – Art; Music; Computer Lab; Activity Time
Kindergarten at Victory uses A Beka for phonics, reading, and number skills. We also use the BJU pre-cursive handwriting program.
A Beka provides God-honoring, high-quality textbooks and teaching aids to help each school fulfill the goal of its ministry. The hundreds of traditional Christian educational materials developed by A Beka Book have been developed and refined over a period of 50 years in the classrooms of Pensacola Christian Academy. Christian schools throughout the nation recognize that A Beka Book sets the standard of excellence in the publishing of textbooks and other materials for Christian schools. www.abeka.com
BJU Press has developed a curriculum that blends factual knowledge and critical thinking skills with Biblical truth. Their materials help students not only to read, multiply fractions, and recognize grammar principles, but also to understand and evaluate what they read, solve problems, and write with conviction and clarity. They offer multiple approaches and activities in every lesson, allowing each teacher to address unique needs. BJU Press produces explicitly Christian texts with the best scholarship to help students learn to do critical analysis, to solve problems and to consider values in making godly choices in their lives. www.bjupress.com