Lower School Academics
Learning to Focus and Engage in the Learning Process
Kindergarten at Warren-Walker School is a full day, academic and highly enriched, program. We believe wholeheartedly that bright, capable five-year-olds benefit greatly from our multi-faceted program taught by dynamic, experienced classroom teachers, and a cadre of talented specialists. Much of Kindergarten’s year-round special activities revolve around a very unique program developed by Warren-Walker School teachers called A Trip Around the World. The principal program is taught in small groups of students which allows for lots of student-teacher interaction, personal attention, and stimulating activities. The Kindergarten classes take all of their field trips together. The language arts program challenges students to read and write as they develop sound language skills and a love of fine literature, and Math is taught at an accelerated level to ensure that it meets the needs of our very capable students.
This snapshot of one month in the fall is designed to demonstrate the overall breadth and unique qualities of the curriculum, while outlining the main themes and essential skills that are taught:
Character Development: Courage; Interrelationships; Settling differencesLanguage Arts: Initial Consonants; Letters in WordsMathematics: Subtraction facts; Graphing; Counting by 10’s (our math program is incremental and repetitive, allowing for mastery and acceleration)Science: NutritionSocial Studies: Discovering the USA; Maps; Colonization; Native AmericansSpecialists: Spanish: family & house; PE: run & gallop; Music: Creative movement; Art: Thanksgiving; USA landscape & symbols
Click here for our 2019-2020 Academic Calendar!