Kindergarten/1st Grade Combined

Kindergarten/1st Grade Combined 2018-2019

Mondays, 9:00 – 2:00

Instructor: Heather Villareal      

Class Tuition: $750 each year or 10 equal installments of $75

Supply fee: $70 per year, due at registration

*NOTE: For any child who will not be 5 years old by the start of the school year, Mrs. Villareal will need to meet with the parents & child to determine kindergarten readiness. There is a minimum of 6 students required for this class to progress; maximum is 10.

Course Description: The K/1st Integrated Course will be a fun introduction to learning in a group environment, with individualized attention given to each student. Class time will cover language arts, math, science and social studies. Each subject will be taught in an engaging, hands-on way, with games, activities, science experiments and demonstrations. The goal is that each student enjoy coming to class, while learning the material in a fun way. Students should be expected to work on assignments at home at least three days each week.

We will use Sonlight’s  Language Arts programs for K and 1st, which will take a not-yet-reading child through the letter sounds and reading simple 3-letter words by the end of Kindergarten, to reading Dr. Seuss books by the end of 1st grade. Students will practice reading every day at home.

For math, we will use Singapore Math for K and 1st, which uses manipulatives (“math toys”) to demonstrate concepts and encourage students to think about math, to really understand why 2 + 2 = 4 in addition to memorizing math facts.  Students will average one math exercise per day (4 per week) to complete at home for practice/content mastery.

For science, the focus will be on hands-on experiments or demonstrations, teaching science concepts in a kid-friendly way. Social studies will focus on people & places long ago, and will combine “story time” with art projects, themed crafts, etc. Holidays and seasons will also be celebrated with fun crafts from time to time.

Reading and Math instruction in class will be paired with a suggested schedule to follow at home in order for each student to get the most out of the instruction time each week.

Materials/Texts Required:
2 folders, with pockets
1” binder (for the student activity sheets for language arts)
Pencil case/pencil pouch with pencils, erasers, crayons, scissors & glue

Each student also needs the appropriate Language Arts and Math materials for his or her grade level, listed below. 

K  Language Arts: Fun Tales, $21.99 (can buy used); Student Activity Sheets, $17.99 (Fun Tales) (student activity sheets, 5 day option)
K  Math: Singapore Earlybird Math A & B, $33 each new (Book A) (Book B)

First Grade:
1st Grade Language Arts: I Can Read It Books 1-3, $9.99 each (can buy used); Student Activity Sheets, $14.  (I Can Read It! Book One) (I Can Read It! Book Two) (I Can Read It! Book Three) (student activity sheets, 5 day option)

1st Grade Math:  Singapore Primary Math 1A & 1B (US Edition), $29.40 each (Math 1A set, textbook & workbook combo) (Math 1B set, textbook & workbook combo)