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Alexandria, VA 22306
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Kindergarten Class (Bobcats)

The Bethany Bobcats

5 years old by September 30th

KINDERGARTEN AT A GLANCE

Our kindergarten program strives to nurture a stable, God-centered, loving environment while promoting academic excellence. We pride ourselves on being a fun and safe space to learn, all while taking great care to provide our students with a strong core curriculum and enriched activities. Find out more about our kindergarten program by clicking HERE and HERE!

Phonics and Handwriting

In Kindergarten, we work extensively on building our reading and writing foundation. Our reading curriculum is built on 35 weeks of phonics instruction, broken into three units. Unit One focuses on alphabet review and handwriting. We begin by covering one letter per day, brushing up on letter recognition and sounds. Through the use of creative movement, students will correlate phonetic sounds with moving their bodies. Unit Two dives into a more in-depth look at the alphabet, focusing on letter sounds and writing improvement. Unit Three concentrates on rigorous skills such as: short vowels, long vowels, blends, digraphs, and more!

Math

Kindergarten Math is a teacher-created, kid-tested, and kid-approved math curriculum. The KinderMath method relies on guidance from the teacher. Students, along with their partners, will TEACH and LEARN math through hands-on and engaging math activities. A few highlights you will see with KinderMath units are: kids talking about math, kids using manipulatives, activities that are fun + engaging, and learning that requires critical thinking! KinderMath is a research-based program created by The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and math guru John A. Van de Walle.

Guided Reading (Small Groups)

Our guided reading curriculum focuses on site words and phonetic awareness. Each week we engage in small group reading where our weekly sight words are brought to life through the books we read. Classroom books are available on three reading tiers, ensuring each student the ability to read at their appropriate level.

Science

Our KinderScience curriculum is standards-based and encourages young learners to think “outside the box”. This method encourages students to prove their thinking through hands-on and engaging learning experiences. KinderScience® targets five themed units: Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Space and Simple Machines, and Five Senses. Many of these units are reinforced through our S.T.E.A.M. enrichment classes.

Social Studies

Our Kindergarten Social Studies curriculum, much like our science curriculum, encourages young learners to think “outside the box”. Students are encouraged to prove their thinking through hands-on and engaging learning experiences. This curriculum is based upon five units: Rules, United States/Community Helpers, Maps, Cultures and Economics. Our social studies unit provides a rich understanding of our community, country, and world.

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