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Kindergarten Readiness Program
A brief overview and summary of the Meadows Academy Kindergarten Readiness Program is presented below.
Child must be 5 years old by September 30th of the current school year and toilet trained by the first day of school.
Primary Core Virtue
Specific Learning Outcomes
Goals include the following:
• Learn childrenʼs bible stories and songs.
• Gain a sense of right from wrong and integrate understanding into behavior.
• Learn the importance of obedience through the right motivation of doing it out of love and respect
• Recognize, identify, trace, and write the letters of the alphabet.
• Write the beginning letter of picture names.
• Say the beginning and end sounds of consonants.
• Know the vowel sounds (i.e., a, e, i, o, u).
• Know initial, medial, and final sounds and practice for mastery.
• Read/write consonant-vowel blends (e.g., ba, be, bi, bo, bu) and practice for mastery.
• Read/write consonant-vowel-consonant words (e.g., cat, hat, sat, mat, rat) and practice reading 110 DOLCH sight words.
• Read words that end with blends and digraphs (e.g., words ending with ll, ss, ck, ng, nk).
• Read words with long vowel sounds (i.e., a, e, i, o, u).
• Read simple sentences and stories.
• Understand spatial concepts (e.g., identify circle, square, triangle, oval) and rote count numbers 0 to 100.
• Identify number concepts from 0 to 100 (e.g., count, color, trace, and write numbers 0 to 100).
Sample Classroom Experiences
Specific experiences include the following:
• Talk about the world and natural phenomena like gravity, planets, nature, animals or sea creatures.
• Participate in structured activities that strengthen cognitive skills through practice worksheets in reading, writing, math, science, history, or social studies.
• Express ideas about a story through folktales, pantomimes, art projects, music, or writing.
• Develop critical thinking skills through science experiments, outdoor explorations, or creative writing exercises.
• Develop language skills by expressing their own opinions through group discussions, reciting poems, and familiar music.
• Build judgment and analytical skills by discussing likes and dislikes about a story or video.
• Grow in independence and confidently try to do new challenging things by themselves.
What Children Do at the School-Age Stage (5-6 Years)
Typical behavior and development include the following:
• School-age children have a strong awareness of what type of activities interest them and can actively decide for themselves whether they want to pursue art, music, dance, theater, or sports.
• They can look at a picture and know how to make comparisons and contrasts.
• They become increasingly skilled at learning the core subjects: reading, spelling, phonics, writing, mathematics, science, history, geography, and religion.
• They can do cartwheels and have a better balance in biking. They can jump rope, run, kick, and do hop scotch.
• Furthermore, they can build dioramas or creative three-dimensional models from cardboard and various art materials.
• They love to share stories with their friends and adults, and know how to spell, write, read, and understand what a story is about.
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