TIA Kindergarten – In Kindergarten, students start to build the fundamental skills that will be the foundation for all future learning. Kindergarten teaches students the beginning skills of reading, math, science, and social studies. It also provides the building blocks of social, emotional, and physical development and allows students to learn how to interact with other children and adults in group settings. At The Inspiration Academy we encourage students to carefully observe, wonder, explore, and be curious. These activities lead students to develop higher level skills of being able to think critically, analyze, problem-solve, and create. We help students build self-confidence and ignite a love of learning that lasts throughout life. Below are just a few of the skills and concepts kindergarten students will learn:
- Identifying and writing the letters of the alphabet
- Recognizing and writing their first and last name
- Letter sounds and phonemic awareness
- Reading short books
- Writing basic sentences
- Counting and skip counting
- Beginning addition, subtraction, multiplication & division
- Beginning geometry and shape identification
Kindergarten Curriculum Overview
Reading is the most important subject you should teach your kindergarten students because it is the foundation of everything. If a student doesn’t have good reading skills, they will have a hard time in their future classes. Reading involves knowing how to read, sounding out words, spelling words, and using good grammar when speaking or writing.
Writing is another very important subject for your kindergarten students because they need to know how to communicate in writing! Even though learning how to write might seem difficult for some kids at first, it’s really easy after you spend some time practicing! Kids can learn how to write by forming letters correctly (both uppercase and lowercase), starting sentences with capital letters, forming full words instead of just a letter, and writing words they know.
Math is the study of numbers and operations. The most important math skills for kindergartners are counting, identifying shapes, sorting objects by attributes (such as color or shape), comparing numbers to ten, drawing given number patterns, and recognizing quantity relationships. For example: during your child’s first year in school, they should be able to learn how to count from 1-10 to show their understanding of quantity relationships.
Science is one of the most interesting subjects because there are so many cool things to discover! Some science topics that kindergarten students might be interested in learning about are animals, weather, space/planets, how light works, and anatomy for kids. The best way to teach your students about science is by taking them outside to explore nature or visiting a museum where they can learn more about science in a fun way!
Social studies is a combination of history, geography, economics, sociology, and civics/government. It teaches children about different cultures throughout time and around the world. To make social studies more interesting for students, it would be helpful to create games that involve learning new vocabulary words for each unit you teach your class.
Again, art is also a fun subject to teach your students! There are many different types of art, but some examples include drawing, painting, sculpting with clay or Play-Doh™, making music using instruments, and dancing! Just like science, the best way to teach your students about art is by taking them outside to be creative or visiting an art museum where they can learn more about art in a fun way!
Health and physical education is a very important subject for students because it helps them stay fit and healthy! During kindergarten, students should be taught the names of different parts of their body (such as eyes, nose, mouth, etc.) and keep their bodies healthy by washing their hands before they eat and after they go to the bathroom. Also, kids need to know that it’s okay to say “no” when someone asks them to do something harmful for them, such as smoking cigarettes or doing drugs. By teaching these six subjects in your kindergarten classroom, you can prepare your students for future success in school.