Junior Kindergarten

Taught by Mrs. Flores

 

Welcome to Junior Kindergarten! We look forward to a very exciting year working with your child. The goal of Junior Kindergarten is to ensure that your child is ready to enter Kindergarten next year with the skills and confidence necessary for academic success. This year we will focus on specific skills designed to help your child reach their academic and developmental potential.

Kindergarten Readiness Goals

Understanding, Awareness & Interactions with One’s Environment

❀ Printing Their First Name

❀ Answering General Questions

❀ Drawing a Human Figure

❀   Naming Primary, Secondary, & Neutral Colors

❀ Identifying Pictures

❀ Identifying Directions & Position

❀ Identifying Quantities, Measurements & Amounts

❀   Identifying Primary Shapes

❀   Identifying Picture Similarities & Differences

    ❀   Identifying Coins & a Dollar Bill

    ❀   Identifying the Use of Objects

Judgment and Reasoning in Problem Solving

     ❀   Completing a Maze

         ❀   Identifying Pictures Similarities & Differences

         ❀   Visually Discriminating & Matching Two Shapes

Numerical Awareness

     ❀   Counting Shapes to Twenty

         ❀   Recognizing Numbers One Through Ten

Visual & Fine Motor Coordination

❀ Copying Figures

❀ Copying Letters

❀ Coloring a Ball

❀ Completing a Maze

❀ Holding a Pencil Correctly

❀ Folding a Piece of Paper

❀ Cutting a Paper in Two Pieces

❀ Printing the First Name

Auditory Attention Span & Concentration 

❀ Repeating Back Three to Four Numbers

❀ Repeating Back Three to Four Word Sentences

 

This syllabus will provide an overview of the specific skills necessary to achieve these goals.

Language Arts

Mathematics

Social Studies

Science

Social Skills

Junior Kindergarten Schedule

7:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Arrival of Children/Morning Center Activities

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Clean-up/Bathroom

9:00 – 9:20 a.m.
Circle Time (Pledge, calendar, weather, play names and sounds, Carden language book, art appreciation)

9:20 – 9:40 a.m.
Snack

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Greeting/Book

 9:40-10:00 a.m.
Learning the Letters
Learning the Numbers
Learn to Listen
Language of the Blocks

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Seatwork to promote fine motor skills. E.g., color, cut, and paste.
Printing Skills, Writing Names
Art (Thursdays)

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Music

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Time

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch
Spanish (Fridays)

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Bathroom/Nap Preparation

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Nap

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Wake Up/Bathroom

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Snack/Indoor Centers

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Outdoor Time

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Indoor Centers/Quiet Time