Kindergarten Integrated Class 2023-2024

Monday, 8:30 to 12:00

Instructor: Heather Villareal

Class Tuition: $800 per year or 10 equal installments of $80

Supply Fee: $70 per year, due at registration

Instructor accepts: cash, check, PayPal, and Zelle

*NOTE: There is a minimum of 6 students required for this class to progress; maximum is 12.

****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 & administer a placement test before they will be allowed to enroll in the class.****

Course Description: Kindergarten should be a time of fun, gentle learning and that is what this course provides. We will cover language arts, math, science, and history/social studies in a manner that helps each child learn to love learning. Students will learn letter recognition, letter sounds, and finish the year reading simple short-vowel words and sentences, using Sonlight’s K Language Arts program. We will also learn introductory grammar and lay the groundwork for creative writing – by the end of the year, students will be expected to write a short poem on their own.

Kindergarten math covers shapes, numbers to 100, counting, comparisons, addition/subtraction, as well as an introduction to money, measuring, time and the calendar. Class time will focus on teaching concepts using math manipulatives so that students understand the how & why of math, rather than simply memorize facts, and will use Singapore Math’s Earlybird Math Textbooks A&B.

Science will cover several different topics, using hands-on experiments & demonstrations to present the concepts in a child-friendly manner. History/social studies will focus on ecosystems around the world (mountains/forests, rainforests, deserts), as well as a look at the clothing and customs of time periods from Ancient Egypt to the modern era. We will supplement this learning with hands-on crafts in class, and some light map work at home.

Class time will also include Show & Tell, story time, creative/play time, as well as lunch for additional social interaction.

A weekly assignment schedule will be sent detailing the language arts and math work so that full content mastery can be achieved, as well as an optional “Try at Home” activity each week for science and history for those wishing to further explore the concepts learned about in class. Parents wishing to use a different math or language arts program than those requested may do so at their discretion, understanding that class time will follow the materials listed below. Students should be expected to work on assignments at home at least 3 days per week.

Required Materials:
Sonlight Fun Tales Kindergarten Readers –
Sonlight’s K Language Arts Instructor’s Guide –
Singapore Earlybird Math Textbook A & Textbook B — Standards Edition preferred

Binder for Language Arts materials (for at home use)
Pencil, Crayons, Scissors, Glue/Glue Stick