Kindergarten Curriculum Overview
children begin to realize that print conveys meaning. Theyare curious
about the print that is all around them and are beginningto find out
some of its secrets. They are familiar with a variety oftypes of books
and selections (e.g., picture books, caption books,short informational
texts, nursery rhymes, word play, puppet plays).Kindergartners are
offered many opportunities to read daily.
students are becoming aware of the purpose of writtenlanguage in the
environment. They write their own names and use amixture of drawings,
random letters, and words. They are asked to writedaily.
The mathematics curriculum is organized into five strands:
number and operations; (2) measurement; (3) geometry; (4) dataanalysis
and probability; and, (5) algebra. Problem-solving strategiesare
embedded into each of the 5 strands.
- The early grades focus on building a strong understanding of number and fluency with mathematics to solve problems.
- Fundamental to these skills is knowledge of number facts, thecomputational processes, and the appropriate use of each operation.
with an emphasis on using mathematics to solve problems,elementary
students will build a depth of understanding enabling themto apply the
content in a variety of contexts
Students in kindergarten study themselves and their families, howthey grow and change, and their similarities and differences.
develop and expand their understanding about themselves andabout the
family as a basic institution in society. They learn tounderstand that
here are basic needs common to all people, but thatpeople my meet these
needs in a variety of ways.
focus forkindergarten centers on students using all of the fivesenses
to make observations of events in both indoor and outdoorsettings that
make up their world. Science Concepts: Plants andAnimals, Use of Tools,
Weather, Properties/Movement of common objects
Education includes four separate and distinct disciplines; dance,music,
theatre arts, and visual arts. Involving the “whole child” inthe arts
gradually teaches many types of literacy while developingintuition,
sensitivity, reasoning, imagination, and dexterity. Learningin the arts
nurtures active engagement, disciplined and sustainedattention,
persistence, and risk-taking.
Healthful Living Education program promotes behaviors thatcontribute to
a healthful life-style and improved quality of life forall students.
The Healthful Living Education portions of the NCStandard Course of
Study support and reinforce the goals and objectivesof its two major
components—health education and physical education.