The mission and focus of Valley Elementary School
In our Valley Community, we are committed to every child’s success.
Valley Elementary Kindergarten
Language Arts:Students master letter names and sounds, develop phonemic awareness, memorize multiple sight words, blend sounds to fluently read and write words that include CVC, CVCC, and CCVC patterns, and practice comprehension skills. In addition, students write, illustrate, and publish class and individual books.
Math:Students explore numbers 1-20, write numbers in a sequence, compare numbers, understand addition and subtraction, solve word problems, fluently add and subtract within 5, explore base ten and place value, use measurement and data collection skills, and explore geometry.
Social Studies: Students focus on self, family, and classroom with emphasis on culture, citizenship, geography, and financial literacy.
Science: Students are introduced to the scientific process; conduct numerous experiments in relation to weather, seasonal changes, zoology, botany, and physical sciences.
Art and Music: Students learn holiday, patriotic and educational songs. In art, they complete various art projects using a variety of mediums.
Opportunities for extension of learning/remediation techniques:
Students have daily opportunities to participate in small group activities within the kindergarten classroom. The children also engage in one on one work with teachers and paraprofessionals. They also have opportunities to reinforce important classroom skills with parent volunteers. Students may also participate in pull out groups with specialists.
Other Learning Opportunities: In May, kindergarten students pamper their mother's at a Mother's Day Tea where they recite or read poetry.
Kindergartners also enjoy field trips to our local fire station and park.
Kindergarten is Cool!