Laurel Hall helps set our kindergarten students on an exciting course of lifelong learning and passion for education. Our kindergarten curriculum combines the elements of a rounded education including reading, writing, math, the arts and much more. Our students are taught by talented, caring teachers in an environment where they can learn, grow and belong. In kindergarten, our students enjoy individual and group activities to help develop their skills plus time to explore play and creativity.
A look at the kindergarten curriculum follows:
The Kindergarten language arts program ensures beginning reading success with thorough development of oral language, phonemic awareness, phonics and blending skills, high frequency word recognition, vocabulary, and text-based comprehension.
Grammar and writing skills are introduced and developed throughout the year. These components lead to the development of early reading fluency through the use of decodable text and leveled readers. Delightful literature, interactive resources, short videos, and songs help to fully engage the students in the learning process.
Kindergartners explore and understand the math skills of classification, positions, patterns, geometry, fractions, probability, numerals 0-31, time, money, measurement, addition and subtraction. The students are actively engaged using real materials in their mathematical explorations as they make discoveries and problem solve using pattern blocks, unifix cubes, counters, geo boards, and small collectible objects.
During Bible time the Kindergarten students listen to Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments. A faith trait is emphasized with each story helping to build character and values.
Science and Social Studies
Kindergarten students explore the units of life science, earth science, and physical science. The students use their five senses to investigate and perform experiments in each unit. Topics covered include: plants, animals, land forms, earth’s resources, recycling, weather, seasons, matter, magnets, sink and float. In social studies the Kindergarten students explore the topics of self- image, holidays, Native Americans, Presidents, transportation, farm life, manners, our country and our community.
The Kindergarten students enjoy several specialty enrichment classes taught by experts in their respective fields. The students participate in PE, music, art, computer, and library classes. The students also attend and participate in a chapel service each week.