Students will be assessed and placed into reading groups
based on their reading levels, PALS scores (Phonological
Awareness Literacy Screening), and Fundations assessments.
These assessments will be used to guide literacy instruction
based on your child's individual needs. Children will
participate in daily literacy stations that include reading
leveled stories, guided writing practice, technology use,
and hands-on activities to promote literacy.
Fundations is a county-wide Phonics program that was adopted
by Hanover County in 2011. Your child will participate in
daily Fundations activities. Fundations will assist in the
“how” and “why” of letters and words. You will receive a
weekly packet to assist and support your child with
Fundations lessons being taught in the classroom.
Your child will learn what it means to be a writer and start
to develop beginning writing skills through guided and
independent practice as well as Writer’s Workshop.
We follow a county-wide pacing guide based on the SOLs. We
have a math series that we sometimes use as well as other
teacher generated materials. We use manipulatives and games
to assist in teaching a math concept. Children are assessed
weekly to insure instruction at the proper level.
Units Covered in Math:
*Sorting, Classifying, Position, Location
*Numbers Zero to Ten
*Fractions & Ordinals
*Length & Weight
*Addition & Subtraction
Science & Social Studies
Science & Social Studies concepts are introduced and
discussed during calendar time. These concepts determine our
weekly themes in Kindergarten. A variety of activities are
completed each week to support the ideas associated with
Units Covered in Science:
*The Life Cycle of the Apple
*The Five Senses
*Sink & Float
*The Life Cycle of the Pumpkin
*The Four Seasons
*The Life Cycle of the Egg
*Living vs. Non-Living
Units Covered in Social Studies:
*Citizenship, Rules, Friendship
*The First Thanksgiving
*Holidays Around the World
*Needs & Wants
*Martin Luther King Jr.