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100 Linden Avenue
Irvington, N.J. 07111
973-373-3223
 
Mr. Theodore Boler
Principal

kindergarten

Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

LANGUAGE ARTS
--explore the use of oral communication
--use language to communicate clearly
--explore the standards of spoken English such as grammar and appropriate forms of address
--practice good listening habits
--explore the purposes for writing
--develop the use of writing to express thoughts
--listen and respond to stories read aloud
--“read” picture books
--develop concepts about print, directionality,sound/symbol correspondence
--develop sight vocabulary
--explore the use of visual information such as drawings, charts and symbols
--develop an awareness of the connections between listening, speaking viewing, writing and reading
--use language to explore careers

MATHEMATICS
--develop ability and skills to use problem-solving strategies to investigate, analyze, and solve problems in mathematics, science, social studies and other disciplines as well as those found in everyday experiences and career applications
--develop ability to communicate mathematically through the use of appropriate mathematical language, pictures, charts, graphs, diagrams and symbols
--develop skills to become independent problem-solvers by using the ability to think logically and clearly through a given problem situation
--develop ability to use mathematical tools such as calculators, computers and  manipulatives as a natural and routine part of the problem solving process

SCIENCE
--show that organisms are composed of different parts working together for the well-being of the whole organism
--investigate materials that make up the earth
--observe weather data and how weather affects our daily lives
--understand space science concepts (days, months, years and seasons)
--recognize that natural resources are not always renewable
--determine basic needs of organisms (food, water, shelter)
--identify major systems of the human body (e.g.. muscular, skeletal)
--begin to understand conservation and environmental issues

SOCIAL STUDIES
--develop an awareness of self, self and family, self and school, and self and neighborhood
--develop an understanding of holidays and patriotism
--explore making choices
--develop an understanding of the need for rules
--respond to pictures of human experiences in a diversity of cultures
--explore literature and art from a variety of historical periods and cultures
--use classroom situations to explore cause, effect and consequences
--explore conflict in classroom situations
--find solutions to simple problems
--begin to understand the concept of respect and trust
--understand how words can hurt us or make us feel good
--explore the basic concepts of wants and needs through classroom examples
--explore using maps, globes and charts
--begin to explore the movement of goods and people
--begin to recognize how people adjust to and depend on the environment