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Kindergarten

Wesleyan kindergarten teachers seek to embrace the whole child by encouraging the development of each child’s unique gifts while offering opportunities for growth in areas of challenge.The teachers nurture the children’s sense of wonder and shower them with love, all the while drawing them closer to God. The kindergarten year at Wesleyan truly is an exceptional learning experience for each child.
  • Literacy

    Fine Motor Skills-

    Fine motor skills are those that involve a refined use of the small muscles which control the hand, fingers and thumb. With the development of these skills, a child is able to complete important tasks such as writing. Our students develop dexterity and strength in their fingers and hands by playing with playdough, painting, building with Legos, cutting with scissors, cooking in our learning kitchen, and much more.

    Handwriting-

    Our kindergarten program focuses on pencil grip, letter and number formation, as well as strengthening fine motor and visual motor skills.

    Reading and Phonics-

    Literacy is integrated throughout the instructional day in all curricular areas. It is formally taught through small group instruction, centers, and whole group activities. Small group instruction allows teachers the opportunity to guide each child’s learning in a nurturing academic environment. Wesleyan uses the Orton-Gillingham method to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, and decoding. Literacy instruction also includes guided reading, independent reading, and writing.
  • Writing

    Kindergarten students learn to express ideas through various forms of writing including personal narratives, creative and opinion pieces, and responses to literature.
  • Mathematics

    The foundation of our K-4 math program is Math in Focus, a curriculum focused on problem solving through real-world and hands-on experiences. Students are taught to think critically about math by moving through a sequence of concrete (manipulatives) to pictorial (bar models) to abstract (formulas/algorithms) learning. To achieve mastery, students will learn the “why” behind each mathematical concept before learning the “how”. The ability to apply knowledge to routine as well as non-routine math problems is an integral part of demonstrating mastery of math concepts.

    Kindergarten strives to give students a sense of exploration and discovery as they develop number sense, problem solving, and connections in math. The math curriculum is supported with hands-on manipulatives, math games, calendar time, songs and rhymes.
  • Social Science

    Social studies and science topics are taught in thematic units that are integrated throughout the day. Through the use of experiments, field trips, hands-on activities, and technology each child is taught that God has a unique place for them in His world.