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Kindergarten Program

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During the Kindergarten year, the behavior of many children changes from the relatively rambunctious behavior of a four- year-old to the relatively mature and responsive behavior of a five-year-old. Children move through stages of development as they mature. The rate of development varies from one child to another. The direction of development is from general to specific, from dependence toward independence and interdependence, and from gross motor control toward fine motor control. Here are some of the skills they will learn to do in K5:

  • Follow class rules
  • Separate from a parent or caregiver with ease
  • Take turns
  • Cut along a line with scissors
  • Establish left- or right-hand dominance
  • Understand time concepts like yesterday, today, and tomorrow
  • Stand quietly in a line
  • Follow directions agreeably and easily
  • Pay attention for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Hold a crayon and pencil correctly
  • Share materials such as crayons and blocks
  • Listening to a book teachers read aloud
  • Shared writing, in which teachers write down a story students can contribute to orally
  • Interactive writing, in which teachers and students work together to compose a text
  • Journal writing
  • Explore number patterns
  • Work with money and time
  • Collect and record data
  • Count by ones, fives, and tens
  • Investigate beginning geometric and measurement concepts
  • Know her address and phone number
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