The Growing Places offers full-day Kindergarten Prep. Math curriculum for kindergarten. This guided curriculum emphasizes on the common core standards that are needed in successful Mathematics achievement for Kindergarten. Each unit begins with a per-assessment and ends with a post-assessment to recognize what was learned during the unit.
The Kindergarten-prep classroom has a maximum class size of 12.
The Growing Place Kindergarten classroom ultimately prepares each student educationally and spiritually for the first grade. As in any school, Kindergarten and Preschool are the foundation of a successful elementary career and that is no different in our classroom. However, our classroom keeps God and His word apparent. We begin and end our school day with prayer & study Bible stories.
In Literacy, we use a variety of different curriculum methods and insight. Weekly, we reinforce letter and letter sound recognition. With Kindergarten-Prep students, we begin learning sight words. We use a set of constructed sight word lists that are very similar to public school. Eventually, sight word knowledge leads to dynamic reading skills. Our classroom follows the F&P (Fountas and Pinnell) reading scale. Kindergarten-Prep also works on the fundamentals of writing.
In Mathematics, we primarily use the Tara West Math curriculum. This guided curriculum emphasizes on the common core standards that are needed in successful Mathematics achievement. Each unit begins with a pre-assessment and ends with a post-assessment to recognize what was learned during the unit.
Other content areas included in our daily studies are social studies, art, and science.
In our classroom we are very hands-on with our work and do not solely rely on worksheets for academic success. Our students are also offered alternate seating and never consistently sit at the table to work.