Kindergarten  prepares children for the rigors of the next academic level while recognizing that children must continue to socialize and learn through play. Our Kindergarten students enter elementary school with a strong sense of self and a superior skill set. The Kindergarten experience at North Shore is designed to enhance a child’s social, emotional and intellectual development.

Kindergarten highlights include:

  • Instruction is a combination of whole class, small group and one-to-one.
  • Kindergartners are encouraged to explore learning through inquiry -based learning.
  • A literacy-based reading and writing program promotes a love for reading and written expression.
  • Peer collaboration is encouraged to discuss concepts or to problem solve.
  • Math concepts are introduced and reinforced using a variety of manipulatives and materials.
  • Kindergartners enjoy specialty classes:
    • Fine Arts
    • Music/Recorder Instruction
    • Spanish
    • Yoga
    • FAST (Fitness And Athletic Skills Training)
    • Library
    • Science & Nature
    • Cooking

A Sample Day In Kindergarten

9:00 - 9:45Arrival & Smart Centers
9:45 - 10:00Morning Meeting.Circle Time
10:00 - 10:15Snack
10:15 - 10:45Morning Lesson
10:45 - 11:15Special Subject Class
11:15 - 11:45Playground/Field Activities/Movement
12:00 - 12:30Lunch
12:30 - 1:00Book Browsing/Puzzle Time
1:00 - 1:30Afternoon Lesson
1:30 - 2:00Personal Choice Centers
2:00 - 2:30Afternoon Recess
2:30 - 3:00Snack & Dismissal