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Kindergarten

State accredited

teks aligned k-2

small class sizes

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Kindergarten is typically made up of 5/6 year old children (at the start of the school year). This group of children will remain in this class and with the same teacher for the duration of the school year. Their primary goals academically will be all shapes, colors, letters, 100 numbers, all letter sounds, sight words, reading, science, social studies. Kindergarten will also take the lead in lines in the Christmas and Graduation programs. Live Museum is also a part of our Kindergarten program at Strawberry Fields. Breakfast and snacks are included in tuition. Lunch is an extra charge.

American Sign Language

As there are many ways of learning, Strawberry Fields of Learning LOVES to teach with WHOLE BRAIN activities. American Sign Language (ASL) uses every part of your brain when communicating (visual, kinesthetic, auditory).

 

ASL is a great tool for our students to remember their letters, numbers, colors, vocabulary, and more. Sign Language has been found to potentially improve students’ communication, speech development, and increase retention.

 

ASL is implemented through students scope and sequence list, communication with others, and more.

Spanish

Strawberry Fields of Learning embraces the importance of understanding our friends from different cultures. We value multi-cultural relationships for our students because it increases knowledge, diversity in language, and helps them understand different perspectives. As 27% of the Texan population speaks Spanish, we saw an importance and an opportunity to teach our students about the Spanish language and culture.

 

Strawberry Fields has amazing bilingual teachers. They will communicate to students using fundamental vocabulary, lead Spanish lessons, and share the importance of their culture to every grade level.

 

Spanish is offered to our AP and Kinder levels, full time. Upper and Middle rotations are offered Spanish part time. All students will learn the alphabet, days of the week, colors, numbers and more! Each week will have a new song, activity, and book based on that week’s focus.

 

We’re so blessed to have Spanish lessons be a part of our school. We can’t wait for your child to enjoy them!

reading & writing

BRAIN BASED techniques from Teach BIG’s, The Writing Academy & Tap and Think Reading, are implemented throughout the Language Arts block. Students must be able to identify upper and lowercase letters before the start of school.

Social studies

Kindergarten will explore, study, and distinguish past, present, and future in their own lives and the world around them. They will learn about  important individual contributions, national holidays, and more! Students will recognize state symbols and icons (such as the flags), tell and show the difference between land and water on a globe, and begin to learn multi-cultural differences from their personal community.

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Art

Art is the best combination of messy and fun! Our goal is for students to be able to appreciate famous artists and their works, as well as use any/all possible materials to create crafts. Colors, shapes, and different techniques are taught to help students’ creativity burst. Daily art activities are aligned with the age appropriate scope and sequence list.

 

Paints, textures, markers, and more are a few things that our students LOVE about art! We are ALL filled with joy when our students light up while presenting their work. Strawberry Fields is truly blessed to have an amazing staff who understands the importance of art and the educational brain based crafts for their students.

music

We LOVE every subject we teach here at SFOL, but we also really LOVE music. Students are given an opportunity to express themselves, use a different part of their brain, and learn why music is a universal language.

 

Music has been known to help students retain and process information that they have learned. Tempo, melody, and rhythm are a few terms students will identify and demonstrate. Music in the classroom is executed through the students’ scope and sequence list, practice for seasonal programs Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Graduation), and more!

 

We are known for our elaborate Christmas Pageants.  Last year, we sold out of 800 tickets in less than an hour!  Our children left the audience amazed with their line memorization, choreography, singing, and dancing on our giant stage!

math

Math is taught with  WHOLE BRAIN activities and games. Topics that are covered: fundamental math symbols, number recognition, number songs, and more.

science

We do experiments weekly and use a very hands on approach to tackling the subject of science. We cover things such as body systems, life cycles, states of matter, environments, and animals.

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Bible Bus

We want to encourage students to have the love of God in everything they do.

Bible Bus is a Jesus & Me class to go! Using our scope and sequence, students study Bible verses with sign language and create crafts for every lesson.

Scope & Sequence

Click below for the scope and sequence outline.

Schedule

* This is a typical schedule. A more detailed schedule will be provided by your child’s teacher.

6:30—8:00
Extended Care (Gym)

8:00—8:30
Drop off & stations

8:30—9:00
Outside

9:00—9:30
Pep Rally

9:30—9:35
Go to 1st Rotation

9:35-10:00
1st Rotation

10:00-10:05
Go to 2nd Rotation

10:05-10:30

2nd Rotation

10:30-10:35
Go to 3rd Rotation

10:35-11:00 
3rd Rotation

11:00-11:05
Go to 4th Rotation

11:05-11:30
4th Rotation

11:30-12:00
Lunch

12:00-12:30
In class station rotation

12:30-1:00

Teacher lunch (ABCD)

1:00-1:05
Go to Homeroom

1:05-1:25
Circle time

1:25-1:50
Social Studies

1:50-2:15
Writing

2:15-2:30
Snack

2:30-3:00
Outside

3:00-3:30

Craft

3:30-4:30

Pickup

4:30-6:00

Aftercare

Pep Rally

Pep rally is important because it gets the kiddos movin’ and groovin’ before they begin their day. Pep rally lasts for 30 minutes and teaches the national anthem, pledge of allegiance, scope and sequence for the week. Also includes the SFOL alma mater and class creed, which incorporates sign language. Kiddos are able to get on stage and lead the pledge of allegiance and sing and dance with their friends.

Due to COVID-19, pep rally is only being held in individual classrooms.

Life stream will be available once pep rally is back in full swing and will be available to parents to stream for $10/month.