Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a time of learning and growing.
What is Kindergarten like?

Our desire is that children know God is part of every moment of every day and every subject. We learn about our creating God in our studies and devotions and learn of our response to His love and care.

The kindergarten programs at GCS are developmental – that means the curriculum, activities, and approaches to learning, use developmentally appropriate practices for the young learner.

The language arts curriculum we use is a multi-faceted approach. Students learn phonics and sight words; practice story and comprehension skills. We also use the Four Block approach to reading and writing.  Part way through the year we begin Guided Reading.

We use Math Expressions by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  This hands-on, inquiry driven approach teaches students to develop problem-solving and reasoning skills.

We round out our curriculum with social studies and science units.


Morning kindergarten

Mary Bouma
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All day, every day

Jane Streelman
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Spanish Immersion

Katlyn Varela
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Kindergarten
Subjects Taught in Kindergarten

  • Art
  • Bible
  • Technology
  • Handwriting
  • Language & Literacy
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Kindergartners participate in…

  • Art
  • “Buddy program” with 5th graders
  • Library
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Technology