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Lincoln Kindergarten

English Language Arts K

English Language Arts K encompasses reading, writing, speaking, spelling, and listening skills for students who are emerging learners. This course places a heavy emphasis on the alphabet, as students learn letter names and both uppercase and lowercase letters. Students also learn letter sounds and how to articulate and blend those sounds. English Language Arts K focuses on building reading skills through the use of high-frequency sight words—common prepositions, nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Through grade-level appropriate readings, students explore story elements and the ways in which pictures relate to text. They also learn to summarize a text and to compare and contrast characters, events, and ideas within texts. This course teaches foundational grammar and writing skills, including proper capitalization, spacing between words, and sentence punctuation. Students learn to print words and write complete sentences. Finally, interactive activities throughout

the academic year help students develop their speaking and listening skills as well. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics

• The Alphabet

• Phonemic Awareness

• Vocabulary

• Reading Fluency

• Interpretation of Texts

• Pictures & Texts

• Story Elements

• Compare & Contrast

• Parts of a Book

• Opinions

• Summarizing

• Computer Skills

• Grammar & Punctuation

• Writing

• Speaking & Listening

Kit materials

English Language Arts K Workbook • Parent/Teacher Guide English Language Arts K • uppercase letters flashcards • lower case letters • flashcards • number flashcards • EK sight word flashcard set • Sight Word Books: Sunrise Edition 1,2,3 & 4 •Chalkboard/whiteboard • white chalk • handwriting paper • magnetic alphabet tiles • fake coins

Lincoln Empowered Text Collection -Kindergarten • Be a Buddy, Not a Bully • Wilda's General Store Adventure • Super Dewey • Seasons of the Great Tree • The Perfect Dress • Don't Fear the Doctor • Mind Your Manners • A Healthy Pace • Last But Not Least • Builda the Rebicycler • 

Mathematics K

In Mathematics K, students explore the world of mathematics all around them. Students begin to develop foundational mathematics skills such as number identification and recognition and rote counting to 100 by memory. They learn the difference between more than and less than and explore the ways in which numbers are broken down into various components. Students compare measurements, such as longer and shorter and heavier and lighter. They begin to develop problem-solving skills as they engage with simple addition and subtraction equations and word problems. Finally, students are introduced to basic geometry and learn the names and basic attributes of shapes. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics

• Number Identification

• Rote Counting

• Representing & Writing Numbers

• Comparing Numbers and Quantities

• Comparing Measurements

• Problem Solving

• Addition & Subtraction

• Breaking Down Numbers

• Basic Geometry

Kit 

Mathematics K Workbook • Parent/Teacher Guide Mathematics K • numbers flashcards • base ten blocks • base ten decimeter cube • base ten flats • base ten rods • lima beans • centimeter cubes • plastic ruler • fake coins • geoboard • student number line 0-30 • play money • tangrams

Science K

Science K introduces emerging learners to the knowledge and skills that will help them discover and understand the natural world around them. In this course, students learn to formulate questions, to predict, and to investigate. They use basic scientific tools, such as a magnifying glass, a ruler, and a thermometer, to make observations and draw on those observations to communicate their findings. They learn to use their five senses as observational tools as well. They deploy their observational skills to describe animals and plants, their basic needs for survival, and their environments. Students discover the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surfaces and the difference between sun and shade. Students explore weather types, weather patterns, and seasonal changes. They also examine the characteristics of force, including the difference between a push and a pull. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics

• Explore & Discover

• Basic Needs

• Environmental Factors

• Plant & Animal Impacts

• Sunlight’s Effects

• Weather Factors

• Weather Patterns

• Position & Motion

Kit 

Science K Workbook • Parent/Teacher Guide Science K • book ring • pipe cleaner • craft sticks • desk lamp • white duck pointer feather • fabric fur • magnifying glass • modeling clay • plastic interlocking blocks • Lego type mat • fish scales • die-cast car • thermometer • yarn • sand • soil

Social Studies K

Social Studies K introduces emerging learners to the knowledge and skills that help them to become active and valued participants in their community. Students learn the importance of rules and regulations in guiding community behavior and the role of government and other institutions. They explore the concept of good citizenship and values such as respect, democracy, cooperation, and equality in the context of the family and the local community. This course lays the foundation for understanding the past by teaching the importance of a sequence of events, introducing historical figures, and developing students’ skill in distinguishing fact and opinion. Finally, students learn about the world around them, including how geography influences society, how maps represent places, and how communities rely on trade in goods and services. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics

• Rules & Regulations

• Government & Institutions

• Local Community

• Community Helpers

• Good Citizenship

• Goods & Services

• Basic Geography

• Sequence of Events

• Characteristics of People & Places

• Historical Figures

• Facts & Opinions

Kit

Social Studies K Workbook • Parent/Teacher Guide Social Studies K

Physical Education K

Physical Education K offers students a comprehensive physical education course where the focus is to get students motivated to be active. Students begin by learning about the course requirement of 36 hours of organized, supervised physical activity. They also learn to document their activity in their PE Log. Next, students learn about different aspects of physical education, including different exercise and activity techniques in addition to information on leading a healthier

lifestyle that allows them to be more physically fit. Topics such as safety, following direction, friendships with peers, and basic health and nutrition are reviewed. Regardless of the content covered in the daily lesson, students are expected to get up and move every day. They can do so by using different movements, exercises, or the grade-appropriate physical education kit items, which are available to purchase. The kit is designed to work in conjunction with the course content and contains age- appropriate exercise and activity items. Adaptive physical education activities are available for this course.

Course Topics

• Hopscotch

• Balance and Coordination

• Jump Rope

• Striking Skills

• Throw and Catch

• Soccer

• Anatomy

Art K

In Art K, students are introduced to the ways in which they can express ideas and demonstrate their creativity through art. Throughout this course, students are encouraged to use their imagination to create art. They use a wide variety of materials to make their artwork, and they learn safe methods for using those materials. They explore the importance of working with others by collaborating both to create art and to solve artistic problems. Students use multiple techniques while working with the same artistic medium, and they create various scenes, including a nature scene, a construction scene, and an underwater scene. This course will teach students to develop and carry out a plan to create and revise their work, and it guides them through the process of creating a personal art portfolio. In addition, Art K-1 encourages students to begin thinking about the artwork of others. They learn about well-known artists and the common tools those artists used. They also learn about art museums and consider how pieces of artwork make them feel. Finally, students create works of art that are of a more personal nature, including art depicting their own community, a self-portrait, and an illustration of their favorite book.

Throughout Art K-1, students learn art terminology so that they are able to connect ideas and demonstrate the beginnings of a strong artistic foundation.

Course Topics

• Media Magic

• New Ways to Create

• Planning Art

• Saving Your Art

• Art Show

• The World in Pictures

• Art About Me

Music K

In Music K, students are introduced to the expression of ideas and creativity in music through active involvement. Students respond, connect, perform, and create music to enhance gross and fine motor skills, vocal development, self-expression, personal connection, originality, visual recognition, and audiation while developing music terminology.

Course Topics

• Rhythm

• Tempo

• Pitches

• Melodic Direction

• Dynamics

• AB Forms

Print Materials

 

  • uppercase flashcards
  • lowercase flashcards
  • 7 sets of sight word cards literature collection
  • Be a Buddy, Not a Bully
  • Wilda's General Store Super Dewey
  • Seasons of the Great Tree
  • The Perfect Dress
  • Don't Fear the Doctor
  • Mind Your Manners
  • A Healthy Place
  • Last But Not Least
  • Builda the Rebicycler