Our Kindergarten Curriculum
With our smaller class size, our dedicated staff is able to provide not only an accelerated curriculum for our students, but also a more individualized instruction that benefits students who need additional help and support in an academic area.
At Carden Academy, we consider nothing more important than to help each child learn and grow at their own pace. We have constructed our kindergarten program with the aim of benefiting all of our students. Our small kindergarten class allows the instructor to focus closely on meeting every student’s individual needs, while also offering more advanced curriculum, which will put every student at the head of the curve as they progress through their academic journey.
When you choose Carden Academy of Whittier, you ensure that your child will be exposed to a wide and varied advanced curriculum, filled with all of the skill-sets necessary to help guide their development thoroughly. We offer instruction in physical education, music, foreign languages, art, and advanced academic programs such as STEM. We believe a child’s development is not just cognitive, but also social, creative, physical and much more.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING THE WHOLE CHILD.
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To give each child -
Security in learning the ability to think, self-reliance, understanding of what he / she is learning and knowledge of the purpose of that learning; good study habits, love of reading and math, a pleasurable learning experience.
Introductory steps using play names of the letters
Real names and sounds of the letters and blends
Reading simple sentences rhythmically
Simple spelling lessons
The workbooks are worked independently and corrected daily.
Reading is taught in groups of 4 students around a teaching table.
Basic number sense: one-ness, ... nine-ness
Grouping objects and counting them
Pattern: building the ones and the boxes (1-9)
The number line (1-9):
Developing the mental image; numbers before and after
Simple oral word problems with addition and subtraction
Working number needed story problems
Counting by 2's, 5's, 10's and every other one
Counting aloud and writing numbers to 100
Simple work with time, money, and the calendar
Written addition and subtraction problems (1-3)
Math is taught in groups of 4 while the other group of children work independently.
Questions answered Who? (subject): Doing? (verb)
Identify them in a sentence
Create sentences following this pattern
Asks and answer the questions in writing
Parts of the sentence: separate sentences into the two main parts, Who? and Doing? (subject and predicate) with line
Verbs: beginning oral work on present and past tense forms
Punctuation: Sentences begin with capital and end with a period, question marks.
Develop concepts and vocabulary for earth, life, and physical science an the ability to perform appropriate experiments.
Ability to interact appropriately with peers and adults; ability to communicate ideas, feelings, and knowledge.
*Simple book reports second semester.
The appreciation of poetry and the ability to memorize various poems.
The ability to print clearly.
Appreciate six to eight well known paintings and the artists.
Performs songs in at least two programs; learn numerous historical songs and fun age appropriate songs.
Skill reading maps (neighborhood and the United States)
Ability to use a computer for educational games and IXL.
We discuss Standards of Living and help students to be confident and comfortable in the presence of adults and classmates. Our students practice patterns of accepatable behavior and have a sence of security in learning. Our students are taught to maintain strong values and sh
Due to COVID-19 we do not have Field Trips planned for the school year.
After School Clubs:
Wednesdays: Spanish Club and Gymnastics
Thursdays: Reading Club
Books for the pupils:
Book 1 I See
Book 2 Joan
Book 3 The Red Book
Cutting and Pasting
Vocabulary seatwork for Red Book
Red Book Workbook
The Farm Workbook
Kindergarten 100 Skills Workbook
One is for the Sun
Johnny Crows New Garden
Play with Me
Minnikin, Midgie and Moppet