The 5K curriculum is designed to instill a natural curiosity and a love of learning, a sense of responsibility for one's own work, and to develop a passion for reading and writing. Teachers use a combination of whole group, small group and individual instruction in order to meet the needs of all learners.
Students receive daily instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. In addition students attend Spanish, physical education, computers, library, and music classes. 5K students attend chapel daily. Chapel includes daily prayer and worship through songs and finger play. Students participate in weekly bible stories that are led by early childhood teachers and are interactive and developmentally appropriate.
Special Events and Activities:
Students participate and attend seasonal programs and performances such as the Halloween Carnival, Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Program, Charro Days Program, Easter Program and Egg Hunt, and Mothers’ Day Brunch. Hands-On Science Activities and Nature Trail. Hands-on science activities and Nature Trail are done throughout the year and give students the opportunity to discover, observe, and experiment. Students are encouraged to use their senses as they learn about the world and to document learning in their science journals.
Field Trips: Students attend the Nutcracker Ballet in December. Other field trips may be planned.
Community Service Project: Students participate in a service project to meet a recognized community need and develop an awareness of and respect for diverse populations.
Graduation: 5K students mark the end of their Kindergarten career with a memorable graduation ceremony.