Kindergarten is a time for children to explore the world around them and to develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Students come to school with varied skills and needs that are embraced and nurtured by our teaching staff. We endeavor to extend their knowledge base and capacities to think critically and make new connections.
CC.K.CC: Counting & Cardinality
CC.K.OA: Operations and Algebraic Thinking
CC.K.NBT: Number and Operation in Base Ten
CC.K.MD: Measurement and Data
Kindergarten Mathematical Practices:
CC.K - 12.MP.1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
CC.K - 12.MP.2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively
CC.K -12.MP.3: Construct viable arguments and critique reasoning of others
CC.K - 12.MP.4: Model with mathematics
CC.K - 12.MP.5: Use appropriate tools strategically
CC.K - 12.MP.6: Attend to precision
CC.K - 12.MP.7: Look for and make use of structure
CC.K - 12.MP.8: Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
The Materials and Motion Module provides kindergartners with integrated experiences with physical science, earth science, and engineering core ideas that relate to students’ interests and are teachable and learnable. Students investigate the anchor phenomenon that objects are made of materials—wood, paper, and fabric—and how material properties determine their use.
Students use those materials to engineer structures, applying physical science ideas of energy transfer. The guiding questions for the module are what is made of wood, paper, and fabric, and how are the properties of those materials useful to us? Students come to understand that humans use natural resources for everything they do and that people impact the world around them.
The Trees and Weather Module provides students with solid experiences to help them develop an understanding of what plants (and animals) need to survive and the relationship between their needs and where they live. By monitoring local weather, students experience the patterns and variations in weather and come to understand the importance of weather forecasts to prepare for severe weather.
The Life Science Module will have students studying the transformation of birds as they develop from egg to chick.
Engineering & Technology