Kindergarten Physical Education

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Skills: Running, jumping, rolling, skipping, hopping; responding to verbal directions; cooperative group/team play skills. Concepts: The health benefits of physical activity, the role of practice in learning new skills; the role of the individual in maintaining safety in group games; fairness in play.

Kindergarten Music

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Concepts: Singing as a form of expression; beat and rhythm; fast/slow, high/low, soft/loud and other comparatives. Skills: Singing; active listening, chanting, and dancing; stepping and clapping a beat, playing Orff instruments, improvising movements, Dalcroze Eurythmics – reading rhythms and moving to those rhythms.

Kindergarten Art

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Support for classroom curriculum with emphasis on multicultural aspects. Concepts: line variety, color mixing, geometric and organic shapes, two and three- dimensions, texture, sphere, and cube. Example Projects: watercolor resist, print-making, recycled sculpture, textured clay sculptures, sewn pouches, cooperative collages.

Kindergarten Social Studies

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Focus: Self and others in the school and the neighborhood; how is my family similar or different from others?; how is my world affected by the past? Concepts: People’s jobs and their societal importance including the tools they use; diversity in the classroom and world; why change occurs as time passes. Skills: Similarities and differences […]

Kindergarten Social Emotional Learning

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Focus: Becoming a thoughtful member of the Live Oak community. Concepts:¬†Building social strategies that help in new situations and in expressing new ideas; creating new friendships; using “I” statements and cooperative problem solving; being able to work independently as well as part of a group. Skills: Developing confidence in social situations; being able to articulate […]

Kindergarten Language Arts

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Reading Focus: Exploring language through experience, children’s literature, and student writing. Reading Skills: Building on previous knowledge of sounds, letters, and words; understanding the elements of story (main idea, character, beginning, middle, end); gaining confidence in reading through decoding, context, and memory; enjoying books at various levels independently. Writing Focus: Developing a variety of ways […]

Kindergarten Science

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Focus: Building foundations for scientific understanding in the physical and life sciences. Concepts: Class pets, five senses, states of matter, building and engineering, water, technology. Skills: Observation, prediction, classification, recording, the ability to articulate these ideas as well as use simple tools in which to gather data, integrating scientific concepts into everyday situations.

Kindergarten Mathematics

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Focus: Building foundations for mathematical understanding. Concepts: Number sense; patterns; attributes; measurement; place value to hundreds. Skills: Comparing and ordering numbers; identifying even and odd numbers; forward and backward counting; skip counting; creating and extending patterns; reading and writing numbers to 100; estimating; graphing; sorting; recognizing math symbols, and integrating mathematical concepts into everyday situations.