What will my Child Learn in Kindergarten

Huron's kindergarten program is focused on literacy and math instruction as well as the development of social and motor skills based on the guidelines for kindergarten curriculum from the State of Michigan. Classroom instruction is designed to provide children an opportunity to learn in a hands-on, interactive environment that supports the whole child's development with rigor and high standards.

A sample of key areas we focus on:

Math

  • Count aloud to 100
  • Recoginize the number of items insets of 5 or 6
  • Identify numbers 0-20
  • Write some numbers between 0-20
  • Compare sets of objects using the terms more, less, and equal
  • Add and subtract small quantities using concrete objects
  • Copy and create simple repeating patterns
  • Compare and sort objects by color, shape, size and other attributes
  • Recognize and name shapes
  • Put shapes together to make designs, pictures, and larger shapes

Social Skills

  • Work and play cooperatively with others
  • Participate in individual, small-group, and large group classroom activities
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Follow classroom rules and directions
  • Take responsibility for personal belongings
  • Attend to self-care (bathroom, hand-washing, and dressing)

Literacy

  • Share and listen for information
  • Answer questions about stories
  • Hear and produce rhymes
  • Identify all uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Identify all letter sounds
  • Express all letter sounds
  • Express self in dramatic play
  • Write using pictures and symbols
  • Write 2-3 sentences on own
  • Identify 30 given site words
  • Increase Vocabulary
  • Print First name with a capital letter at the beginning, followed by lowercase letter(s)
  • Understand concepts of print (front of book, back of book, read left to right)
  • Read up to Level D in Fountas and Pinnel

Motor Skills

  • Strengthen hand muscles through cutting, coloring, drawing, and painting
  • Develop hand-eye coordination
  • Show control in jumping, hopping, catching, running and balancing
  • Grip writing utensils correctly
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