Kindergarten at The Summit
The A Beka Curriculum works wonderfully for kindergarteners! Children learn new words by combining and changing sounds to create new words from ones they already know. Reading advances at a rapid pace. Kindergarteners are taught to read with a systematic, intensive, phonics-based, step-by-step reading plan, giving them a solid foundation for developing exceptional reading skills. Your child will learn to read with wonderful accuracy! Science becomes an even greater component in your kindergartner’s education as your child learns about God’s plan for seeds, animals, the seashore, health, weather, and seasons. Your child will have his or her own books that they will take home once completed—and kids are fascinated with the idea having their own books and actually being able to read them! The small size of the books allows kids to see their progress. All this gives them confidence in their ability and helps them want to read more. Children begin to explore the beginnings of American history, and delve into simple geography. We reinforce the learning from previous years with continued lessons in good manners, safety, and health. Bible stories are taught and memory verses are learned. This is when your child begins to embrace their own uniqueness, and we’ll encourage them every day. Art and Music are integral parts of that self-expression, and your child will learn poetry, songs, hymns, and will draw, color, cut, and paste and work with different textures to create their own art.