This is the year to let your children discover who they are as individuals. Be there to help them grow but allow them to learn from their mistakes, too!

Kindergarten is an exceptionally fun and exciting year in elementary school. Parents, you will see a tremendous amount of growth in your child between the start and end of the school year. They will be challenged not only in their academics, but also in social-emotional aspects, maturity, as well as independence.


Kindergarten curriculum

English & Language Arts

Houghton Mifflin Reading Series:

  • Letter and sound recognition

  • Letter writing and formation

  • Sight word recognition


  • Reading fluency 


  • Reading comprehension

Alpha Friends

Writing

Three Writing Styles:

  • Opinion


  • Informative


  • Sequencing

Conventions
:

  • Capitals


  • Punctuation


  • Spacing


  • Phonetic spelling

Journal Writing

Monthly Sticker Stories

Math

McGraw Hill My Math Curriculum
:

  • Number recognition


  • Number writing and formation

  • Number sense 


  • Counting 1 - 100 


  • 1:1 correspondence 


  • Subitizing 


  • Adding within 10


  • Subtracting within 10 


  • Shapes 


Science

Mystery Science Curriculum:

  • Animals


  • Seasons 


  • Weather


  • Plants

Social Studies

Scott Foresman Curriculum:

  • Community Helpers


  • Native Americans


  • American Symbols Enrichment

Enrichment

Music
: Every other week (funded by IPSF )

Physical Education
: Grade Level PE on Mondays
 (must wear tennis shoes and appropriate clothing
)

Computer Lab
: Every week with Ms. Ferguson


Library
: Every week with Mrs. Rusmisel

practical Perspectives from former class parents

“Provide room for your child to develop while observing and providing advice.”

“Have your child keep up with math facts.” 

“My child has learned to be responsible for knowing his daily homework assignments, often referring to the website or his binder which was a very useful tool.”

“I loved the "We Come From Everywhere" play, SimuTown and Living Museum. They were VERY impressive and Mrs. Dyer and the students put in a lot of time and effort. It really showed.” 

“Let the teachers do their jobs — let the kid fail and fall sometimes. It prepares them for upper grade.” 

“Check the class website and communicate.” 

“Allow your child to embrace his/her independence as a 3rd grader. Thanks to Mrs. Dyer, they learn a lot of skills to help discover or refine how to be accountable and responsible for their own work and actions, which in turn will prepare them for becoming more independent upper graders. Give them creative freedom to do all of the major projects (Living Museum, Simutown, etc.) on their own and assist only when asked.” 


It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

About Mrs. Dyer

Mrs. Dyer is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a B.S. in Child and Adolescent Development. She received her M.A. in Education and teaching credential from Pepperdine University.

She has been working in the education field for over a decade, serving students in general education as well as special needs.