Kindergarten

Caze Kindergarten is an exciting place to learn and grow! We have full day Kindergarten classes that build a solid foundation for academic success.  The Kindergarten program at Caze Elementary focuses on a core curriculum of Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, Media, and P.E. 

During our 90-minute reading block we focus on phonemic awareness, print concepts, vocabulary and language building, letters and sounds, word solving skills, and comprehension skills. We use the Readers and Writers Workshops to develop the joy of reading.  The Workshop models are supplemented by the use of the Dr. Cupp Reading Program that differentiates student learning during small group instruction.

Our math curriculum provides developmentally appropriate instruction by using manipulatives and hands on activities. Our Kindergartners explore and learn about shapes, patterns, numbers, equations, measurement, and problem solving strategies. At the end of the year students will be able to count to 100, identify and count objects to 20, and fluently add and subtract within 5.  Students will also be able to identify and describe the 5 basic shapes, sort and classify objects, and recognize patterns.

Science and Social Studies concepts are learned through the use of thematic units including nature, geography, holidays, and exploring the world around us using our five senses.

In addition to academics, the Caze Core Values help our Kindergartners learn many life skills. They learn to be  responsible  by caring for their own supplies and materials, wearing their uniforms every day, and focusing on tasks and lessons for extended periods of time. The children learn to be  respectful by waiting patiently for their turns, listening silently when someone else is talking, and by treating others the way they want to be treated. Kindergarteners learn to be  safe  by using words to settle conflicts and by following the playground rules. We practice being  honest  by always being truthful and come to school  ready  to learn.

We encourage parental involvement during the kindergarten year, by participating in grade level family night activities, field trips, classroom programs and parties, and the daily use of agenda books. Parents also "surprise" their Kindergarteners by sometimes showing up to eat lunch at school with them.

Useful websites for Kindergarteners at home are:
www.starfall.com
www.funbrain.com
www.abcya.com
www.ixl.com 

If you have any questions, please contact your homeroom teacher by clicking on the "Staff Directory" link.

Daily Schedule

8:15 ­- 8:25: Homeroom
8:25 ­- 9:00:  Morning Message/Circle Time
9:00 ­- 10:30: Reading/Dr. Cupp
10:30 ­ - 11:00: Writing
11:05 ­– 11:45: Lunch/Recess
11:45 – ­ 12:25: Specials (Art, Gym , Music)
12:25 -  12:45: Language Arts
12:45 – 1:45:  Math
1:45 – 2:25: Enrichment/Centers
2:25 – 3:05: Science/Social Studies
3:05 – 3:15:  Pack Up/Dismissal