Language Arts
Using a full range of strategies through predicting, discussing, sequencing, thinking, and listening, students explore language. They will also formulate questions about what they read, hear, write, and view in the world of language. A phonetic approach to language helps students in their developmental stages of reading readiness. Experiencing a wide variety of children’s literature, including selections from classic and contemporary works, will help students explore ways in which writing is useful and meaningful.


Students will recognize and use capital and lower case manuscript letters and numerals correctly. Proper posture, pencil grip, and paper positioning will be taught to ensure good writing habits. Spacing between letters will be introduced.

Making and recognizing patterns is an integral part of Kindergarten math. Students will also sort, classify, create, and read graphs. Manipulatives are used to increase awareness of sets, sizes, and shapes. Counting and understanding numbers increase as students orally or in writing count and group numbers and sets. Students explore everyday uses of math as they begin to learn about money, time, temperature, and calendars. They also begin to understand measurement using non-standard units of measure. Students will be able to identify a whole set and parts of a whole set. Using concrete and pictorial models, addition and subtraction are introduced.


Students will understand they are a special creation and child of God. With this, they will realize it is God, the Father, who made them and created the world. They will also learn that Jesus is their friend who loves them and died on a cross to forgive their sin. They will be able to express their joy in worship to God and loving service to others. They will understand the Bible is God’s Word and God speaks to them through His Word. They will also know the Bible is true, tells them how to live as a child of God, and can help in areas of conflict/resolution. They will talk to God in prayer, knowing that God will answer them.


Children at this age are eager to investigate and ask questions about the world around them. Students will be given the opportunity to explore their world through hands-on materials and experiments. They will learn to make predictions, classify, record, and graph results of such observations.

Social Studies

As students learn and observe the wonderful world God created, they will grow in understanding and appreciation of who they are and what their sense of self is in this world. They will also understand and appreciate differences and similarities in others. They will learn about various community settings and the people who help in those areas. At this level, students will start to develop a sense of time and events in time, such as special holidays. The beginning concept of simple geography tools, such as maps and symbols is introduced.


Children develop their artistic abilities, as they become more knowledgeable of art as an expression of themselves. They will learn the basic skills needed for creating art the use of color, value, line, shape, texture, pattern, and design. As is appropriate at this age, students begin to critique their own artwork and that of others. By introducing different Master artists and their works, students begin to appreciate different styles of art and become familiar with the artists who created them. They will come to understand that their creative expressions are a gift from God, who is the Master Creator of all.


Computer classes include learning how to use a mouse and touch pad, how to navigate around a computer and desktop and begin using keyboarding skills.

Physical Education
This first year of formal physical education focuses on cooperative learning, following directions, and learning loco-motor and manipulative skills. Students will develop space awareness: where the body moves; effort: how the body moves; and relationships of movement with other students and with objects. Through games and activities, the kindergartner’s fundamental movement concepts will improve and self-confidence will grow.

Character Building
Kindergarten joins first and second grade once a month for a conflict resolution program. This program is a staff developed program that incorporates character traits such as honesty, respect, etc. on a three-year cycle using a DVD series including Veggie Tales videos and another series titled Popcorn Park. The videos are combined with a discussion and reflection time to personalize what is seen and find ways to positively improve how students resolve conflicts using various character traits.


One in Christ, Concordia Publishing House, 2013

Math K, Saxon Publishers, 2008

Starfall, Starfall Education, 2017

Quaver,, 2012