Kindergarten Curriculum Guide
SGCS utilizes The Math Learning Center’s Bridges in Mathematics and Number Corner as the instructional resource for mathematics.
- Developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems.
- Blends direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration.
- Taps into the intelligence and strengths of all students by presenting material that is as linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically rich as it is mathematically powerful.
The Bridges in Mathematics and Number Corner programs address the PDE State Standards for Mathematics.
In Kindergarten, students study the following concepts:
- Representing and comparing whole numbers
- Describing shapes and spaces
SGCS utilizes Calkins & TCRWP Units of Study for Reading and Writing as an instructional resource for ELA.
- Through writer’s and reader’s workshops, students receive whole and small group instruction through a differentiated, engaging approach
In Kindergarten, students study the following units:
- Writing Units:
- Launching Writer’s Workshop
- Writing for Readers
- How-To-Books: Writing to Teach Others
- Persuasive Writing of All Kinds: Using Words to Make a Change
- Reading Units:
- We Are Readers
- Super Powers: Reading with Print Strategies and Sight Word Power
- Bigger Books, Bigger Reading Muscles
- Becoming Avid Readers
The Calkins & TCRWP Units of Study for Reading and Writing resources are used to meet the PDE State Standards for English Language Arts.
EIC Units of Study
The Kindergarten curriculum revolves around three integrated units of study. In each EIC investigation, students explore natural and social systems to develop an understanding that the elements of these systems are interdependent. Each unit culminates with an environmental service-learning project based on the natural and social systems interactions they discovered during the unit and student voice.
Me and My Tree
Students investigate their bodies and trees and determine what is needed to keep healthy. By making this comparison between bodies and trees as systems, students will make relevant connections as they increase their understanding of natural and social systems.
Students investigate resources as they are used in human and animal shelters. Students learn about the process of constructing buildings and animal homes, and continue to develop their knowledge of natural and social systems. In addition to looking at the interactions between humans and natural resources, students will take a closer look at the resources animals use in our local community to determine what they need to survive. Students discuss how people are responsible to help conserve and protect natural resources in our local community.
Under Our Feet
Students are involved in an investigation of soil and how it provides resources for humans and plants. Students gain an understanding of where soil comes from and its importance to all living things. Students conduct experiments on how plants grow, preparing them for agriculture studies in 1st grade.