C.S. Lewis Academy Kindergarten

~Kindergarten Flyer~

Time: 8:00-2:45pm  M«F
Subjects: ◊Reading Language Arts Handwriting Math Science
Bible Chapel Christian Character Development Social Studies
Music Art Gross Motor Development

♦ Literacy: Our student’s individual needs are met with a balanced blend of phonics and
whole language. We use a combination of the Nellie Edge Program which integrates all of
the senses to learn the alphabet as well as sound reading strategies, and the Daily Five in
Kindergarten program to develop both self-direction and independent learning skills.

♦ Project Based Learning (PBL): Our PBL units utilize a multi-subject base where students
gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and
respond to topics and/or questions that are of particular interest to them. In Kindergarten, project-based learning often comes about organically as children ask questions about different topics and begin searching
for more in-depth information and deeper understanding.

♦ Social and Emotional Learning (SEL): The latest research shows that children who participate in social and emotional learning (SEL) programs do much better academically than students who don’t. Students who are given SEL experiences also demonstrate greater social skills, success in relationship building and teamwork, less emotional distress, better attitudes, and fewer conduct problems. C.S. Lewis Academy Kindergarten combines their SEL program with the Christian character traits of love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22) to prepare their students for success as they continue their studies.

♦ Problem Solving Skills: Successful students are students who can solve problems both in the classroom and in life. In the C.S. Lewis Academy Kindergarten, learning problem solving skills can be as simple (and as difficult!) as learning how and when to share, versus how and when to take turns. However, in mastering this problem solving strategy, kindergarteners internalize the process of problem solving and, as they grow older, will apply their “problem solver” thinking to become critical thinkers and successful students.