Pre-Grammar School (Pre-K & Kindergarten)

Pre-K

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CCA Pre-K is an invitation-only program created as a service for current CCA families. Please contact the office with questions. The role of the Pre-K program is to provide students with a foundation in phonograms and handwriting to better prepare them for the Kindergarten program at CCA.

Current Pre-K parents please read over the Pre-K Handbook.

 

Kindergarten

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k2 curriculum mapReading/Language Arts

  • Be immersed in a literature rich environment in which students will develop phonemic awareness, oral language, and auditory processing skills
  • Develop a love for literature and gain awareness of beautifully illustrated stories
  • Listen and respond to stories, rhymes, conversations, discussions, and one and two step instructions
  • Know that print is read and written left to right and top to bottom
  • Recognize the parts of a book
  • Show their understanding of a story by retelling the order of important events in the story or by acting out the story
  • Recognize beginning, middle and end of stories
  • Distinguish between rhyming and non-rhyming words
  • Participate in shared reading and writing activities
  • Compare and contrast different versions of the same story
  • Predict outcomes of stories
  • Create books such as class books and individual take home books
  • Recognize that books are made of words and words are made of letters and letters stand for speech sounds we call phonograms
  • Identify number of syllables in words
  • Identify simple parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective)
  • Be able to identify, verbalize, and write the basic single and multi-letter phonograms (visual and auditory)
  • Begin to recognize phonograms in print, blend phonogram sounds to read words
  • Learn correct handwriting strokes of capital and lowercase letters
  • Begin to spell, read, and write words using phonograms
  • Learn correct posture and pencil grip for writing
  • Begin to write simple sentences using capital first letter, proper spaces between words, and correct punctuation
  • Take risks in writing
  • Write first and last name using capital first letter and completing with lowercase

 Mathematics

  • Skip count by 5, 10, and 25 (to 100)
  • Verbally count to, write, and identify numbers to 100
  • Count objects (one-to-one) to 100
  • Identify patterns in nature and environment
  • Using manipulatives identify patterns, add to them, and create new ones
  • Sort and arrange items by traits or by category
  • Write number words to describe how many are in a set
  • Make and use graphs of real objects or pictures to answer questions
  • Read a daily calendar, using days, weeks, and months
  • Describe the order of events or objects, using words such as first, second, before, after, and between
  • Compare and order objects according to length, weight, or capacity
  • Identify, describe, and compare shapes and solids in real-life objects
  • Use manipulatives in order to move from the concrete to symbolic levels
  • Use a variety of manipulatives to recognize number groups
  • Use a variety of manipulatives to create number group addition/subtraction patterns
  • Recognize and use correct signs for basic equations (plus, minus, equal signs)
  • Solve word problems related to everyday life
  • Use correct stroke patterns to write the numerals 0-9
  • Identify, verbally name, and draw six basic shapes
  • Identify coins and their value
  • Be able to count coins to $1.00
  • Read clock by hour and half-hour
  • Understand time concepts such as yesterday, today, tomorrow
  • Estimate quantities in a set place value (ones, tens, hundreds)

Bible

  • Understand the nature of God as Creator, Redeemer, and Savior
  • See the Bible as the living and life giving Word of God
  • Praise and worship God through prayer, song and Bible study
  • Be introduced to people of faith through Old and New Testament stories – Felt boards are utilized.
  • See God’s work of Redemption through the birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ
  • Delight in God’s love and experience a heartfelt response to Him through obedience.

Memory Work

  • Bi-weekly bible verses that go with our unit of study
  • Selected poems/finger plays/songs throughout the year
  • Doubles facts

Science

  • Observe weather changes and record weather daily
  • Name four seasons and name characteristics of each season
  • Identify unique attributes of self that has been created by God
  • Identify primary and secondary colors
  • Know how to create secondary colors from primary colors
  • Identify the five senses and use them to make observations and discoveries
  • Identify simple plant parts and their function
  • Observe and understand the conditions needed for seed germination and plant growth
  • Observe and record changes in plant growth
  • Look for patterns, designed by God in the natural environment
  • Share in science activities by bringing items from home and travels

 Social Studies

  • Understand significance of patriotic holidays
  • Use maps, pictures, and symbols to gain information
  • Identify self by name, address, telephone, number, and birthday
  • Identify family members and traditions
  • Place events in order of time (first, next, last)
  • Identify different forms of transportation
  • Name community helpers and their contribution to society
  • Differentiate types of landforms and aquatic life and source
  • Compare and contrast living conditions in the present day life to life in the past