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AMAZING MINDS ACADEMY 

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        Pre-K & Kindergarten 

       S.T.E.A.M.

                                      Science- Technology- Engineering- Arts-Math

 

Kindergarten is an exciting time of exploration for your child. As their motor coordination increases, so too will their sense of independence, self-reliance, and self-confidence. As the year progresses, they will be expected to work and complete assignments independently, accept more responsibilities and follow rules more closely. Our Kindergarten Curriculum is a complete phonics-based reading and language arts program that integrates social studies, science, and technology. The program was designed to help children see themselves as successful learners. Motivation is the underlying objective of each component of the curriculum, which allows each child to develop at their own pace. 

 

Although curriculums may vary from school to school, our general goal is to focus on building strong reading skills, practice letter formation, enhance listening and communication skills, an introduction to math concepts, and acquiring an active interest in the world.

 

Common Core is aligned with the State of Oregon Educational standards.

Generally speaking, your child will be able to:

 

Language Arts

  • Recognize and write all of the letters of the alphabet in upper and lowercase forms

  • Write his first and last name

  • Learn sounds corresponding to vowels and consonants

  • Use initial consonant sounds and sound patterns to read words (for example, f + an=fan; r + an=ran)

  • Identify several sight words, including names of colors

  • Recognize and use rhyming words

  • Retell a story including details

  • Put events of a story in sequential order

  • Write simple sentences using sight words and phonics skills

  • After a few short months, we find kids are progressing very quickly with our method.  By 6-7 months they are writing sentences, spelling 150 or more words, reading at a 1st-grade level and really loving the learning process.

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Listening and Communication

  • Listen attentively

  • Raise hands or wait to speak

  • Act on instruction and repeated directions

  • Engage in question-and-answer dialogue with classmates and teachers

  • Work as a team on projects, problem-solving, and group work and peer mentoring.

 

Math

  • Sort and classify objects using one or more attributes

  • Recognize and write numbers to 100.  We usually go higher.

  • Count orally by ones, twos, fives, and tens (skip counting)

  • Name ordinal numbers first, tenth, hundreds 

  • Classifying, doing math by counting dominoes, dice using sticks and more!

  • Add and subtract using manipulatives (Cheerios, candy or other objects that can be picked up) Also exposure and usage of Abacus and Soroban. Most kids get to double-digit math, written math problems, and differentiation and remediation.

  • Placing value, greater and less than> Alligator math

  • Math families

  • Spatial reasoning (top/bottom, near/far, before/behind)

  • Compare quantities by estimating, weighing, and measuring

  • Use graphs to gather information

  • Recognize patterns and shapes 2D and 3D

  • Tell time and with that comes a watch upon completing and understanding "time".

  • Count coins and the value of money-Play store and cashier to make it fun!

  • The math skills can go very far & wide after 4 months of school.  Many double-digit add and subtract.  Learn tallies, hundreds, tens, one's math and story problems.  We use Common Core the same as the Beaverton School District.  

  •                            We just don't put them in a box!  Extended learning!