Daily Activities KC

Kindergarten Curriculum Night


A Typical Day For Your Kindergartner:


Circle Time: Attendance, calendar, weather, compliments, turn and talk activities, and pledges.  During this time, children sit in a large group and work on developing turn taking and language skills.  Opportunities for sharing are part of this routine as well.


Movement: Development of gross motor skills is an expectation in our Kindergarten program. Therefore, time is available to sing songs or interact with a musical activity to develop motor skills. 


Workshops: We have Math Workshop, Writing Workshop and Reading Workshop. A Workshop includes a mini-lesson, independent work time, and ends with a whole group share.


Literacy Activities:  Read Alouds -I will read many books this year from a variety of genres.  During a read aloud we often stop and talk with a partner about the story.   Shared Reading -Using a big book or enlarged text I involve the children in reading together. Shared Writing -The children and I work together to write a message, list, or story,  Interactive Writing- Similar to shared writing but the children come up to the easel and help write some of the letters or words. Letter and Word Work - Activities and lessons incorporate…phonemic awareness, letter knowledge, letter sound relationships, spelling patterns, and high frequency words.


Special Areas: Depending on the day of rotation, children spend time away from the class each day to enjoy exposure to Music, Art, Gym and Library,


Centers: Centers might include an art project, ABC activity, science, or fine motor activities.  Students work in small groups and learn how to independently follow our Center Board.


Snack: Every day, children are asked to bring in a small, nutritious snack to eat.  Help your child to become independent with eating his or her snack (opening juice, opening baggies/packages, cleaning up afterwards).


Free Choice Time: After completion of daily tasks, children have playtime.  This is a very important part of the kindergarten day. While in kindergarten, I hope to encourage all children to interact cooperatively with others. Problem solving becomes a key aspect of our day.  Time allows children to develop critical social skills.  As weather permits and time allows, we also to try to make use of our outdoor playground.

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