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