Kindergarten

THE ENGLISH CURRICULUM SCHOOL CIPOLLETTI

KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

ENGLISH

By the end of Kindergarten path, you can expect your child to:

Life Skills

  • 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
  • Know her address and phone number

Learning Skills

  • Know the eight basic colors: red, yellow, blue, green, orange, black, white, and pink
  • Recognize and write the letters of the alphabet in upper and lowercase forms
  • Know the relationship between letters and the sounds they make
  • Recognize sight words such as the and read simple sentences
  • Spell his first and last name
  • Write consonant-­‐vowel-­‐consonant words such as bat and fan
  • Retell a story that has been read aloud
  • Show an opinion through drawing, writing, or speaking (e.g. “My favorite book is…”)
  • Identify and be able to write numbers from 0 to 20
  • Count by ones and tens to 100
  • Do addition problems with sums up to 10
  • Do subtraction problems with numbers 0 to 10
  • Know basic shapes such as square, triangle, rectangle, and circle

Areas of experience English

Our goal with Kindergarteners is to teach them the alphabet and help them to recognize letters’ shapes and sounds through our material such as: work-­‐sheets and books. Show them that some letters have different sounds, depending on the way that the letters are said or written.

We will help them to expand their vocabulary, through songs, stories, flashcards etc

Introducing kindergartners to new words can help them learn how to express themselves in different ways. It can also improve communication skills.

Other important point is to familiarize kindergartners with the process of reading. Accustom students to the activity of reading by having them follow along during story time. Encourage critical reading skills by asking kindergarteners about the stories you have read or are reading and drawing pictures.

Science

Explain nature to students like seasons and the transitions between day and night and introduce students to the concept of time. Help children understand and learn the days of the week, months, and years. You can even use holidays to help them recognize specific months.

Teach them the difference between primary and secondary colours by

painting and mixing colours.

Math

Teach kindergartners how to recognize numbers and their values. Help them compare numbers by using objects to illustrate their values.

Describing the sizes, shapes, distances, and relative positions of objects can provide children with the suitable tools with which to identify other similar objects in the future.

History and geography

We will use maps, globes, flags, historical stories, and cultural activities to help children recognize the differences between countries. Let students know about important historical events that have occurred around the world and in their own country.

Methods

Kindergarten is the first time most children are exposed to a classroom environment.

Through songs, stories, flashcards we will teach the alphabet to

kindergartners to help them to recognize letters’ shapes and sounds. In this way we will introduce kindergartners to new words and they are going to learn how to express themselves in different ways.

Through a variety of activities, such as read aloud and demonstration we introduce new concepts, such as a new math concept or a science experiment.

We also encourage critical reading skills by asking kindergarteners about the stories we have read or are reading.

Describing natural and recurring phenomenon, like seasons and the transitions between day and night we explain nature to students.

We will adorn our classroom with holiday’s decorations to use holidays or even pupil’s birthday to help them recognize specific months.

Evaluation

The evaluation will determine the progress made by pupils in relation to the life and learning skills, the knowledge that they have acquired and how far everything has been consolidated.

Mother Tongue: Celine Kelly

Bilingual Teachers: Anna Moffa, Milena Romano

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