What to Expect at Abia Judd In: Kindergarten
Our Kindergarten Reading program is based around 10 thematic units. These units include a wide variety of books and games that help teach letter names and sounds, sight words, rhyming words, and early literacy skills. We use many hands-on activities to enhance each unit and a plethora of songs and poems. The students are also placed in small reading groups and reading programs based on their reading levels.
Our writing program focuses on the idea that “we are all authors.” Students participate in writing workshops to build confidence in expressing knowledge about a variety of topics. Students begin by labeling pictures and continue to build on their writing by adding more details through text. Each student is provided a journal and taught basic writing structures and beginning editing as well.
Kindergarten math is taught using counters and manipulating objects. We focus on the mastery of using numbers 1-20 to solve problems. This includes relationships between numbers, 1-1 correspondence, reading of number words, and numeral writing. Kindergartners will also participate in beginning geometry by identifying and creating 2D and 3D shapes. We practice counting to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s. We also offer “mighty math” enrichment opportunities.
Science is always a favorite in kindergarten. We observe the Life cycle of a butterflies, learn about plants and animals, and participate in a variety of hands-on experiments. Students use their five senses to find out about the world around them. We use “Science Spin” to learn about the weather, magnets, and how things are made. Students learn to ask and answer questions and think like a scientist.
Our Humanities program teaches students about US History and “My World.” Students use maps, globes, puzzles and other resources to identify with the world around them. We engage in Scholastic weekly readers that include holidays, important people, and events. Our Character Counts program has bi-weekly lesson that encourage students to practice the 6 Pillars of Character.