Kindergarten Mrs. Roberts

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Kindergarten Gradution include performance for their family and friends

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Teacher/Student Ratio: 24 to 1 (also a Teacher’s Aide)

School Day: 8:10am – 2:55 pm (Daily program);  Kindergarten Nap/Rest Time: 30-40 minutes, depending on class schedule. 

Recess and lunch: 30 minutes for each. Students may bring a snack and/or lunch from home or make a purchase from the cafeteria. 

Weekly Chapels: Kindergarten participates in a class chapel skit.  Parent are always welcome to attend chapels on Wednesdays 8:10-9:10 a.m.

Classroom Structure includes the following core subjects: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Science, Bible, and Reading. Music and Movement is also taught by the classroom teacher.

Enrichment classes: Chapel, Music, PE, and Theater Arts are taught by other teachers/staff members on campus.

Kindergarten Class Events:  Apple Day, Thanksgiving Feast, Polar Express, Pancake breakfast, Christmas party and Christmas program, Planting and harvesting garden, 100th day and Valentine’s Day party, Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, Read Across America and St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Graduation program

Field Trips:  For example, pumpkin patch, L.A. Zoo, visit local fire station

Optional:  Extended Care: 3:30-6:00 - Additional Fee Applies;  Elementary Morning Day care is available from 7:00 am to 7:45 am - Additional Fee Applies.

 

Academic Life

Emphasis is on learning to read through the use of phonics and several different teaching strategies, practices, methods, and combined theories to enhance and differentiate instruction in the classroom. Kindergarten has a strong emphasis on language arts with phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Learning these reading skills and placing an emphasis on differentiated learning and student teacher practice for each student also adds to the quality of instruction in the classroom.  Emphasis is to help children form proper writing habits; how to hold a pencil properly, how to write the upper and lower case alphabet, form words and space letters; capitalizing the first word in a sentence; using correct punctuation at the end of a sentence; and eventually writing beginning, middle and end sentences.  Emphasis is on introducing basic skills, including problem solving, reasoning, estimation, number concepts, and application. 21 century learning and practice is enhanced through IXL.  Emphasis is on geography, community helpers, holidays, historical figures, and how God has used people in the world and our country to accomplish His will. An emphasis is placed on critical analysis of historical data in order to preserve the traditions of the past, affect positive changes within their current environment and protect the blessings of liberty and knowledge for future generations.  Emphasis is on developing an appreciation for our God, our creator, and His world through units in earth science, life science, Earth science and physical science. Students will participate in hands-on activities in the classroom.  Emphasis is on learning a correct pencil grip and learning the correct manuscript letter and number formations.  Emphasis is on developing physical growth through activities that develop strength, vigor, vitality, skill and coordination. To contribute to the development of social competencies in relationships with others. To enjoy and participate in wholesome physical recreation. To develop useful skills in physical activities. To develop good sportsmanship.  Emphasis is on participating in the use of various art forms and developing an appreciation of God’s creativity and design. Students are given opportunities to display individual creativity and self-expression.  Emphasis is to help foster their God-given gifts and develop an appreciation for the arts. The students will have the opportunity for creative expression in the four domains of dance, music, theater, and visual arts. Students will explore collaborative performances through a variety of improvisational exercises and also written scripts as well. They will experience being part of a production that requires them to learn lines, blocking, and choreography.

Textbooks

A Beka, Houghton Mifflin ELA, various literature books, A Beka, IXL; Biblical Choices for a New Generation; A Beka Writing with Phonics

Spiritual Life

Introduce and develop our students in the foundations, awareness, disciplines, and practice of the skills and behaviors in effectively communicating their faith and the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Students learn and understand the 7 days of Creation; the effects of good & bad choices; Jesus is God's Son; Jesus loves us and wants us to live our life in a way that is pleasing to God.  Students are involved and participate in a weekly elementary worship environment with exposure to Biblical principles and application of those principles to daily life.  Understand the Bible is the word of God, assessment of weekly bible verse memorization, reciting BMV in front of the class, Apply God’s word to our daily choices in life.

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West Valley Christian School

22450 Sherman Way, West Hills, CA 91307

dswales@westvalleychristianschool.com

CALL : 818-884-4710