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 Kindergarten                                             
 

         
Our Kindergarten/Head Start Teachers:
Ms. Irvin, Mrs. Pressnell, Mrs. Arnold, Mrs. Earnhardt and Mrs. Purcell
Instructional Assistants:  Mrs. Chesley, Mrs. Koegler, and Mrs. Stone

 

Language Arts

The kindergarten student will be immersed in a print-rich environment to develop oral language skills, phonological awareness, print awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and an appreciation for literature The reading of fiction and nonfiction selections will enable students to develop an awareness of print materials as sources of information and enjoyment. The kindergarten student will have the opportunity to use words that describe people, places, and events. The student will recognize and print letters of the alphabet, use the basic phonetic principles of identifying and writing beginning sounds, identify story elements, and communicate ideas through pictures and writing.

Math

The kindergarten standards place emphasis on developing the concept of number by counting; combining, sorting, and comparing sets of objects; recognizing and describing simple repeating patterns;  and  recognizing shapes and sizes of figures and objects. Students will investigate nonstandard measurement, collect data, and create graphs.  While learning mathematics, students will be actively engaged, using concrete materials and appropriate technologies such as calculators and computers.  Problem solving has been integrated throughout the six content strands.

Science

The kindergarten standards stress the use of basic science skills to explore common materials, objects, and living things. Emphasis is placed on using the senses to gather information. Students are expected to develop skills in posing simple questions, measuring, sorting, classifying, and communicating information about the natural world. The science skills are an important focus as students learn about life processes and properties of familiar materials, such as magnets and water. Through phenomena including shadows, patterns of weather, and plant growth, students are introduced to the concept of change. The significance of natural resources and conservation is introduced in the kindergarten standards.

Social Studies

The standards for kindergarten students include an introduction to interesting Americans in history whose lives demonstrated the virtues of patriotism, courage, and kindness. During the course of their first year in school, students should learn basic concepts related to history, patriotism, national symbols, good citizenship, geographic location, economics, and the importance of following rules and respecting the rights and property of other people.

 

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                          Students should bring a backpack and a healthy snack to school each day.

                          Students should bring a change of clothing to keep at school.

                          All school supplies should be labeled with the student’s name.

                          A doctor’s excuse is required following student absences.

                          A parent note is required for any student transportation changes.

Mailing Address: 6740 Cold Harbor Road, Mechanicsville VA  23111              Tel:  804-723-3620             Fax:  804-723-3630               E-Mail:  Webmaster