Kindergarten offers a more formal or traditional school experience than preschool. NFUMC strives to make your child comfortable in this setting, while still allowing plenty of time for play, creativity, and social interaction as they begin to discover and ask questions about what interests them. There is more emphasis on beginning math and reading skills at this age, as well as an expectation for the child to take on more personal responsibility for themselves.
In addition to the basic Kindergarten expectations listed below, we want your child to know and love Jesus. Understanding how we are all a part of the Christian family informs how we treat others and the world that God has entrusted to us. NFUMC Preschool seeks to create good citizens and stewards of our homes, town, state, country and planet.
- Literacy, phonics and handwriting are taught through the Beginning to Read, Write and Listen letterbooks from McGraw Hill
- Each student maintains a Story and Picture Journal throughout the year
- Sight word lists are memorized
- Math is taught using the Harcourt Math program. Practice is also done through IXL math online. Additional concepts like money, time, calendars, and charts/diagrams are introduced.
- Science, Music, Movement, Computer, Geography, Chapel, French, Social Studies, and Community Service are practiced weekly via our Specials
- Children are read aloud to from many different genres (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, etc.)
- Each child’s skills are evaluated in the Spring and conferences are held with parents to discuss their progress. Additional conferences are also held as needed.