Kindergarten enrichment classes are provided from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. The children will visit one enrichment class per day. All of the enrichment classes help the children to not only be prepared, but to excel in first grade.
The goal for Language Arts Enrichment is to enable the children to become proficient with phonics, grammar, reading comprehension and the parts of speech. It will, also, enable them with their reading skills, with their vocabulary and will help them with the spelling of simple words phonetically. The children will learn through hands on activities that are both teacher and child directed. The children will explore these lessons through games, stories and more. At the end of the school year the children will be able to read and to write simple sentences using the proper sentence structure. They will be able to phonetically spell both simple and complex words.
Science Enrichment class is intellectually meaningful and exciting, it encourages the children to be problem solvers and it will introduce them to the basic elements of scientific reasoning. The science enrichment class will nurture each child’s natural sense of curiosity and adventure. Each “Super Scientist” will use hands on learning to explore the following learning units:
· Biological change and life cycles
· Seeds and plants
· Variation and classification
· How living things move
· Cause and effect
· Animal Habits
Math Enrichment class will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills that will be useful throughout one’s life. It is critical for Kindergarten children to build a solid foundation in math in order to achieve academic success. The Kindergarten children will learn these skills in a creative hand’s on fashion. The children by the end of the school year will become proficient in the following areas:
· Number sense and operations
· Patterns and relationships
· Measurement and time
· Date analysis, statistics and probability
· Simple addition and subtraction
The Kindergarten Literacy Enrichment will help the children to develop basic concepts of print and they will begin to engage in and experiment with reading and writing. Kindergarteners will develop in the following areas:
· They will enjoy being read to and themselves retell simple narrative stories or information texts
· They will use descriptive language to explain and explore.
· They will recognize letters and letter-sound matches.
· They will show familiarity with rhyming and beginning sounds.
· They will understand left-to-right and top-to-bottom orientation and familiar concepts of print.
· They will match spoken words with written ones.
· They will write letters of the alphabet and some high-frequency words.
We will encourage the children to talk about reading and writing experiences, we will provide many opportunities to explore and to identify sound-symbol relationships in meaningful contents. We will, also, help them to segment spoken words into individual sounds and blend the sounds into whole words. The children will build a sight vocabulary and they will have many opportunities to write them.
In Religious Enrichment the children will learn about God and His everlasting love for all of us. The Bible is used to tell the different events that took place before, during and after the life of Jesus Christ. The goals and objectives for the Kindergarteners are to spread the word of God in a loving and forgiving manner, to increase awareness about His unconditional love and how God always forgives. The children will understand the importance to God in our daily lives. Most of our enrichment class will have hands’ on learning which will include art projects that will tie into the lesson. By the end of the year, the Kindergarteners will be able to recite the Lord’s Prayer.
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Extra Curricula Activities