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Kindergarten is a year of tremendous growth for our young learners. Students work with both the lead teacher and assistant teacher to develop strong foundational skills in reading and math.  Through small groups, students strengthen and deepen their ability to read simple words, add and subtract numbers together both with concrete and pictorial representations. Students explore a variety of engaging and hands-on topics in Science and Social Studies including a study of forces and motion, weather and climate, and geography. Students have ample time for center and exploration time to learn and play together. 

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  • Math

    Counting and Cardinality: Count to 100 by ones and by tens. Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger. Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.
    Computation: Fluently add and subtract within 5.
    Operations: Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds, acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations
    Measurement and Data: Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Classify objects into given categories.
    Geometry:  Identify, sort, and compare 2D and 3D shapes.
    Problem Solving: Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
  • Phonics

    Phonological Awareness: Recognize and produce rhyming words. Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words. Isolate and pronounce the initial, middle vowel, and final sounds in words.
    Phonics and Word Recognition: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant. Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels. Read common high-frequency words by sight.
  • Reading

    Key Ideas and Details: With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details. With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
    Craft and Structure: Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems). With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story. Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
    Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories. With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
    Fluency: Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
  • Science

    Topics of study: Weather, Pushes and Pulls, Plants, Animal Homes
  • Social Studies

    Topics of study: Geography, Native American studies, Early Exploration of America, American Symbols and Figures
  • Writing

    Text Types and Purposes: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they state an opinion or preference. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose explanatory texts. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event.
    Language: Print many upper- and lowercase letters. Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds. Recognize and name end punctuation.
    Production and Distribution of Writing: With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland.  Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.