Kindergarten

Language Arts K

Description: In this course, students receive structured lessons on readiness skills through emphasis on phonics, language skills, literature, and handwriting to help develop comprehension, build vocabulary, and promote a lifelong interest in reading.

  • Phonics: PhonicsWorks prepares students to become independent readers through systematic, multi sensory instruction in phonemic awareness and decoding skills, using a kit of magnetized letter tiles and a variety of games and activities.
  • Literature and Comprehension: Plenty of read-aloud literature kindles the imagination while building comprehension and vocabulary. The emphasis is on classic literature—fairy tales, fables, and folktales—including many works that embody exemplary virtues.
  • Language Skills: Traditional poems, nursery rhymes, and riddles help students develop comprehension, vocabulary, and a love of language. Offline vocabulary instruction is accompanied by online review and practice. All About Me lays the foundations of the writing process as students brainstorm, discuss, illustrate, write, and share ideas with others.
  • Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears provides gentle instruction to help students print letters correctly.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 120 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Math+ K

This research-based course focuses on computational fluency, conceptual understanding, and problem-solving. The engaging course features new graphics, learning tools, and games; adaptive activities that help struggling students master concepts and skills before moving on; and more support for Learning Coaches to guide their students to success. The course introduces Kindergarten students to numbers through 30. Students learn through reading, writing, counting, comparing, ordering, adding, and subtracting. They experience problem solving and encounter early concepts in place value, time, length, weight, and capacity. They learn to gather and display simple data. Students also study two- and three-dimensional figures—they identify, sort, study patterns, and rK12te mathematical figures to objects within their environment.

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Science K

Kindergarten students begin to develop observation skills as they learn about the five senses, the earth’s composition, and the basic needs of plants and animals. Students will explore topics such as:

  • My Body — the five senses; major organs and systems
  • Plants and Animals — needs and habitats; conservationist Jane Goodall
  • Measurement — size, height, length, weight, capacity, and temperature
  • Matter — solid, liquid, and gas
  • The Seasonal Cycle — changing weather in the seasons
  • Our Earth — geographical features; taking care of the earth; environmentalist Rachel Carson
  • Motion — pushes and pulls; magnets
  • Astronomy — the earth, sun, moon, and stars; exploring space; astronauts Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

History K

The kindergarten History program teaches basics of world geography with the seven continents. Students will:

  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the frozen expanses of Antarctica, and the grasslands and rain forests of Africa
  • Learn what it is like to climb the Andes and ride with the gauchos
  • Become familiar with the landmarks, people, and stories of many countries in Europe and Asia, as well as North America, including Canada and Mexico
  • Learn about American History through biographies of famous figures, from Christopher Columbus and the Pilgrims to Thomas Jefferson and Sacagawea, from Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony to Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, from Thomas Edison and the Wright brothers to Cesar Chavez and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Art K

Kindergarten students are introduced to the elements of art—line, shape, color, and more. Students will:

  • Learn about important paintings, sculpture, and architecture
  • Study the works of artists like Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Rembrandt van Rijn, Ando Hiroshige, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, and Faith Ringgold
  • Create artwork similar to works they learn about, using many materials and techniques, including brightly colored paintings inspired by Henri Matisse, and mobiles inspired by Alexander Calder

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Music K

Kindergarteners learn about music through lively activities, including listening, singing, and moving. Through games and folk songs from diverse cultures, students learn musical concepts such as high and low, or loud and soft. Creative movement activities help students enjoy the music of composers such as Grieg and Haydn. Students will:

  • Sing along with folk songs
  • Practice moving to music
  • Listen actively to different kinds of music
  • Understand concepts such as high and low, fast and slow, long and short, loud and soft
  • Identify and contrast beat and rhythm

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.