The Kindergarten Enrichment program extends the learning day for kindergarten-aged children who have morning kindergarten classes at their elementary school. Throughout the school year, the program will reinforce and enrich subjects the children are learning during their morning classes.
In addition, cross-disciplinary skills of problem-solving, communicating, and working in teams will be practiced across all subject areas.
Parents may choose one or more of the following enrichment opportunities. Your child can arrive at noon for lunch via the school district bus or eat lunch at home and arrive at 12:45 in car line for enrichment which ends at 3:15pm. If extended care is needed, your child is welcome to stay until 6pm. Our on-line brochure under the Forms tab explains our prices for each of these options.
We will flex our creative muscles during the Storytellers class by focusing on comprehension, sequencing and the different parts of a story. From making up our own stories to new takes on the classics, we will hone our storytelling skills. Art and writing, along with occasional cooking and drama, will be featured in this fun way to start off the week. We may have a budding author or illustrator in our midst!
Tuesday: Language Arts
We will focus on Jolly Phonics & Real Script to develop language arts skills. A strong foundation in language arts promotes academic success in other subjects. We provide developmentally appropriate multisensory tools and strategies for students to improve their fine motor skills.
Math Matters will employ Unifix Cubes® as a hands on system using manipulatives and lessons to enhance students’ skills for numbers, quantity and simple strategies to solve math problems. We will provide Magnatiles® as a foundation for geometry (shapes), and use a variety of items to measure, graph, and quantify items. The children will also work with money concepts later in the school year.
Thursday: Social Sciences & Geography
Using games and the 6 Pillars of Character Counts®, children will look forward to a variety of group games, board games and card games to enhance their interpersonal skills by teaching them how to problem solve and how to win or lose gracefully. We will also use the 6 Pillars Curriculum, which emphasizes the development of 6 ethical values that everyone can agree on: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. The children will apply these values to their neighborhood, community and the world around them.
Science Fridays will concentrate on the six components of the scientific method; observation, classification, experimentation, predicting, communicating ideas and drawing conclusions to set a solid foundation for science and solving problems.