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Kindergarten Curriculum

Literacy Core Instruction

Students participate in activities taught through standards-based learning.

  • Kindergarten focuses on the following areas of literacy
    • Language skills (speaking and listening)
    • Comprehension strategies
    • Foundational reading skills
    • Vocabulary.
  • Students are exposed to grade level text in various contexts. Multiple opportunities are given to extend their thinking at different levels based on need. 
  • Kindergarten’s lessons involve concepts of print, phonological awareness, and letter names/sounds. 



Fundations is used in kindergarten through second grade.  This program focuses on the foundational skills needed to be successful readers.  Activities include:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Phonics/word study
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Handwriting


BEST Phonemic Awareness Program (K-2)

Students in grades kindergarten through second use the BEST program to strengthen foundational reading skills.   The focus is targeted, individualized instruction around sounds, which is the building block for successful readers.


Intervention Binders (K-1)

Within the ELA Intervention Binder, there are activities that focus on letter recognition, phonemic awareness, and phonics.   During small group instruction, teachers can build on areas of need for individuals or groups of students using the intervention binder.


BEST Phonemic Awareness Program (Pre-K)

Students who need extra support in this foundational reading category may receive additional instruction from the Pre-K lessons of BEST.  



The Greg Tang math program is utilized to help teach students a deep conceptual understanding and number sense. The program utilizes creative and engaging materials to take math learning to a whole new level.