Kindergarten Academy

The Kindergarten Academy series provides an educational journey full of learning opportunities for children entering kindergarten. Each month the academy focuses on a different learning area.

 

Below you'll find the videos and printable resources from each session held in the 2020-2021 Virtual Kindergarten Academy.

Cutting Clay

Language & Literacy: "Reach Out and Read"

Language is the tool we use to communicate. It is essential in establishing relationships, and involves vocabulary, grammar, and social rules of conversation. Literacy is the use of language through reading and writing. It is essential for learning and expressing thoughts.

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Kids session
Tennis Balls and Racket

Social Studies: "My World, My Community"

In Social Studies we learn about people and their relationships to others. It includes history, geography, anthropology, sociology, civics, and economics. When children learn about Social Studies they learn how people live, work, get along with others, solve problems, and are shaped by their surroundings.

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Baking Cream

Social Emotional: "Mindful of Myself and Others"

Children’s interactions with others are crucial to their learning. Children who regulate their emotions positively do better in school and have an easier time getting along with peers. Self-regulation is ranked as the most important characteristic necessary for school readiness by kindergarten teachers.

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Modern Dance

Math: "Fun with Numbers"

Math is more than just numbers. It involves number sense, geometry, measurement, spatial relationships, patterning, and special vocabulary. It plays a major role in a child’s development and helps children make sense of the world around them.

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Arts and Crafts

Science: "From Play to Inquiry"

Science topics for young children revolve around living things, physical properties, and the environment. The best way for children to learn about science is to observe, investigate, and participate in science activities.

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Young Trumpeter

Health & Wellness: "Be Fit, Stay Fit"

Children need many opportunities to practice their gross-motor skills such as pulling, climbing, running, kicking, throwing, and jumping, and their fine-motor skills such as cutting, drawing, and writing. These skills are important in the performance of daily routines and many school-related tasks.

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