Kindergarten assimilates our youngest students in a socially and cognitively age-appropriate environment. The curriculum includes reading, writing, phonics, math, social studies, science, and social skills that will continue throughout their MSPCS educational journey.
Students continue phonological awareness, recognizing and writing the alphabet, identifying words in sentences, developing an understanding of the relationship between letters and the sounds they represent, and are introduced to using proper grammar and story building. Students learn to spell and read sight words, and their name, identifying and using upper-case and lower-case letters. In addition, children listen to and discuss stories read aloud to them to develop their comprehension and vocabulary.
During the school year, students will learn addition as putting together and adding to and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.
Within our curriculum, our class does special projects and activities including art, cooking, and poetry. MSPCS students develop into global citizens, starting by learning about their community, community events, social justice, and world culture. Their learning culminates with Multi-Cultural Day, a day when students celebrate and share their heritage with each other. Kindergarteners learn about plants hands-on, by working and exploring in the school garden. Growing vegetables and flowers, observing the daily weather, sunlight, and rain.
We understand that children thrive in a nurturing environment that encourages curiosity, questioning, exploration, and innovation.