Kindergarten

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

TimeActivity
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

 

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