Full Day Kindergarten

At Hope Lutheran School, we are happy to provide families with a Full-Day Kindergarten program.  Besides a rich and rewarding core curriculum, our students also have weekly classes in library, music, art, physical education, religion, and technology.

Our Full-Day Kindergarten program is led by Mrs. Theresa Bush, who brings years of teaching experience to our Kindergarten classroom.  Her students love her and parents are amazed at how much their children grow and progress during the Kindergarten year. 


Kindergarten Details

Required Track

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:05 p.m.

The Required Track includes the complete curriculum detailed below.

Extended Track (Optional)

Monday – Thursday 4:05 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Our Expanded Academic Track allows your student to spend more time with a qualified teacher. Parents choose to opt-in to the Extended Track each trimester. Activities in the Expanded Academic Track may include:

  • Sports
  • Project-based learning activities
  • Foreign language
  • Additional music instruction
  • Tutoring
  • Other activities

This time is with a teacher, not in an extended-care environment.

Friday Day-Camp (Optional)

Friday Morning 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., $25 fee per day per child

Friday will be structured as a three-session Day-Camp.  The morning session will focus on an academic project or other structured activity.

After a break for lunch (not included)  a session for physical activity such as a team building game, organized sport, or other activity.

The third session will be a bible-based program similar to our popular Vacation Bible School summer program.  These sessions will include a brief lesson, songs, games, and a craft appropriate for each age group.


Full Day Kindergarten Curriculum

Religion

  • Bible stories showing God’s love for us
  • Daily prayer
  • Learning about sin and why Jesus died for us all
  • Worshiping together during Chapel
  • Learning weekly Bible memory verses

Language Arts

  • Phonics
  • Letter recognition
  • Letter sounds
  • Blending sounds to make words
  • Writing in journals
  • Handwriting
  • Use capital and lower case manuscript letters correctly
  • Proper posture, pencil grip, and paper positioning to enhance writing skills
  • Spacing between letters introduced

Sciences

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Land, air, and water
  • Weather
  • Objects around us
  • Investigating water

Physical Education

  • Develop basic locomoter skills and movement in the areas of walking, running, hopping, skipping, jumping, leaping, galloping, and sliding
  • Begin to develop ball handling skills of throwing, catching, bouncing, and kicking
  • Introduce apparatus, stunts, and tumbling using floor mats and balance beams
  • Introduce simple game activities that include running, tag, circle games, and simple ball games

Math (Hands-on approach covering the following areas)

  • Sorting and classifying
  • Patterns
  • Matching and counting
  • Numbers 0 – 20
  • Shapes
  • Money
  • Measuring
  • Time
  • Addition
  • Subtraction

Social Studies

  • Learn about special holidays (Johnny Appleseed Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, and Easter)
  • Community helpers
  • Customs around the world
  • Creativity
  • Exploring texture

Music

  • Introduction to musical elements whereby students will learn to identify loud and soft
  • Recognize and use steady beat
  • Recognize and use long and short
  • Recognize high and low pitches
  • Identify fast or slow
  • Recognize speaking and singing voices
  • Practice correct posture for singing
  • Introduction to hand bells