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Grade K Curriculum

Kindergarten Curriculum Resources

Reading & Language The Reading and Language program contains daily practice in activity phonics-word games, sight words, letter recognition, phonemic awareness and language mechanics accompanied by guided journal writing. Materials used include:

  • Open Court Kindergarten - Decodable Readers
  • Open Court - Home Connection
  • Activity Phonics - Zane Bloser
  • Scholastic Readers Series - Scholastic
  • Bob Books Reading Series - Scholastic
  • Word Family Chants
  • Tongue Twisters
  • Reading & Writing Month by Month - 4 Blocks
  • Read & Learn with Classic Stories - McGraw Hill

Math Math concepts are introduced as suggested by Everyday Mathematics and in accordance with the Sunshine State Standards. Whenever possible, a “hands-on” approach is applied. Materials used include:

  • Everyday Mathematics Home Links - McGraw Hill
  • Guided Practice Books - Advantage Math – Creative Teacher Press

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  • Four Blocks Kindergarten
  • Making Alphabet Books
  • Dolch Sight Words

Social Studies Social Studies is taught in units chosen so as to cover the requirements of the Sunshine State Standards. Art, Language Arts and Reading are integrated into the units whenever appropriate. Materials used include:

  • Time Life Readers - Community Helpers
  • Frog and Toad Series - Arnold Lobel
  • Oxcart Man - Seasons
  • Farm Life - Dorling Kendersly Readers
  • Hands Around the World - Williamson
  • Scholastic Weekly Readers

Science & Health Science, like Social Studies, is taught in units. “hands-on” experiments are used whenever possible. The themes of the units have been chosen to ensure coverage of the Sunshine State Standards. Materials used include:

  • Scholastic Weekly Readers
  • Hands-on experiments
  • The Usborne Book of Experiments - Alastair Smith
  • The Usborne Children’s Encyclopedia
  • Scholastic Science Dictionary
  • Imagine That - Goodyear Press
  • 100 Experiments for Science Fairs & Projects - Vicki Cob
  • Creepy Crawlers and the Scientific Method - 100 Hands on Science Experiments for Children
  • Tale of a Tadpole - Eyewitness Books

Art Art is included across the curriculum, and is taught as an integral part of the Science and Social Studies units when appropriate. Materials used include:

  • Discover Art - Davis
  • Art Connections - SRA
  • Art in Action - Hubbard
  • Hands-On Art

Music

  • We Sing Songbooks
  • Activate! Music Movement and More – High Scope/Heritage Music Press