Kindergarten

Kindergarten Program: Comprehensive Curriculum

Our Montessori kindergarten program has a student-teacher ratio of 5-to-1. This ensures that children receive both individualized attention and plenty of one-on-one time with teachers.

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Phonics Instruction – Daily instruction using the Primary Phonics Program.

PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS

  • Identifying initial consonants and vowels
  • Segmenting and blending phonemes
  • Recognizing and producing rhyme
  • Syllables
  • Identifying and blending onset of rime

ALPHABET AWARENESS

  • Recognizing and naming letters
  • Alphabetical order
  • Capital and lowercase letter discrimination
  • Consonant and vowel discrimination

CONCEPTS OF PRINT

  • Concept of work and sentence
  • Track print left to right and top to bottom
  • Fluency
  • Automaticity practice
  • Repeated readings
  • Read aloud
  • Choral reading

VOCABULARY and WORD ANALYSIS

  • Automaticity practice high frequency words

WRITING

  • Writing letters of alphabet
  • Words

PHONICS

  • Sound to symbol correspondence
  • Blending onset/rime and phonemes
  • Initial consonants, vowels and digraphs
  • Comprehension
  • Context clues
  • Think aloud and visualization
  • Sequencing and predicting
  • Following directions
  • Literal recall and retelling
  • Story structure: Beginning-middle-end
  • Critical thinking

STAR WORDS

Star Words (Sight Words) are worked on daily in the Montessori kindergarten program. Students learn 3 new Star Words each week. Students complete a variety of activities with the words.

HANDWRITING

  • Daily instruction using the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting program.
  • Students use letter models with arrows to show stroke sequence
  • Green dots show where initial strokes begin
  • Practice writing letters and words

JOURNAL WRITING

  • Students complete journal pages at least three times per week.

MATHEMATICS

Daily mathematics instructions using spiral curriculum that provides for the following mathematics skills:

  • read numbers to 100
  • write numbers to 100
  • count objects
  • add and subtract numbers to 10
  • add and subtract doubles to 20
  • sizes and numbers
  • identify and continue patterns
  • give the value of a set of pennies and dimes
  • recognize pennies, nickels, dime and quarters
  • solve simple work problems
  • identifying basic shapes
  • telling time on an analog clock

SPECIALS

Daily Specials include Geography, Spanish, Life Skills, My Body, Science, Music and Movement

 

Whiteland Montessori School is licensed by the State of Pennsylvania as a Private Academic School that offers Preschool and Kindergarten programs. We are conveniently located off Route 202 and the 30 Bypass in Exton PA, in beautiful and scenic Chester County Pennsylvania.