At Northside we welcome our Kindergarten students with smiles and warm hearts. Kindergarten is a wonderful time for students to learn and grow academically, socially, and emotionally. Many fabulous learning experiences take place in our Kindergarten classrooms each day so it is very important for students to be present and on time and ready to learn. Throughout the school year each student will experience many fun events including Johnny Appleseed Day, Year Parade, Vegetable Visitors, Umbrella Parade, Western Day and so much more!
Our Kindergarten curriculum covers all subjects with an emphasis on reading and math. The kindergarten experience begins with learning all letter names out of sequence and sounds. Students are required to learn 50 sight words, blend simple words and read approximately 50 level readers during the school year. Math goals for kindergarten include naming 2D and 3D shapes, counting to 100 by ones and tens, identifying numbers 0-20, and ordering numbers to 20. Students are also required to add and subtract fluently.
Kindergarten classrooms are all equipped with student computers, iPads, and daily centers or stations for students to utilize. Math manipulatives are used daily to enrich the learning experience along with a math meeting board. Students attend daily activities including Library, Physical Education, Guidance, Computer Lab, and Music.