Kindergarten Curriculum

Laurens Academy Kindergarten is the first step in growing a successful student.

Students spend their school days…
writing their alphabet…
learning more about God…
becoming readers…
reciting numbers…
making life-long friendships…
identifying shapes…
meeting our founding fathers…
exploring the globe…
snack time…
telling time…
tying our shoes…
clapping out beats to the music…
nature and animals…
using the calendar…
identifying animals at the zoo…
front rolls and cartwheels…
dressing up…
lunch with grandparents…
painting in art…
speaking Spanish…
authors and illustrators…
computer games…
show-and-tell…
picking pumpkins…
firemen, fire trucks, and fire safety…
dental hygiene…
sharing in centers…
caring for others…
identifying famous landmarks
with friends at recess…
story time in the library…
praying in chapel…
scientists and inventors…
cheering at pep rallies…
singing songs…
fun with buddy classes…
reciting the pledge…
rest time…
learning about weather…
respecting others…
and much, much more!

Kindergartners begin their college preparation immersed in our hands-on, multidisciplinary approach to learning.  Reading is the number one indicator for school success and readers perform better on college entrance testing and receive more academic scholarships. Becoming a fluent reader begins with the phonics-based Open Court Reading program, where kindergartners learn to blend and decode words phonetically, not by pure memorization. Most students are reading at the end of kindergarten, but all are fluent readers by Christmas of first grade. The Saxon Math curriculum begins in kindergarten and incorporates repetition and practice to build the critical foundation needed to comprehend future math skills. Through our Core Knowledge “kid-friendly” curriculum kindergartners are introduced to the globe and explore each of the continents to learn about its children, climate, animals, geography, landmarks, schools, customs, food and dress. Today, more than ever, students need to understand the diversity of our world. Another important aspect of these early years is exposure to art and music where creative talents can begin to emerge. Spanish is introduced in kindergarten when young minds are receptive to new things.  Children get their bodies moving in tumbling class and in every child’s favorite part of the day…recess! Robert Fulghum said, “Everything I need to know I learned in Kindergarten.” At Laurens Academy we take this philosophy to heart by providing the teachers, opportunities, tools, discipline and environment that enables each child the chance to develop to their highest God-given potential.