Dupont Park Adventist School

The School with the Eternal Advantage

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Photo: Kindergarten students with Art projects.

 

Kindergarten at DPAS!


 

We have lots of great learning activities planned for this year!

Our Kindergarten students spend their mornings and afternoons in learning activities that will get them ready for the next step in their education -- First Grade!

Please check the school calendar for our complete schedule.

Kindergarteners, please review the 2012 Supply List.


KEY LEARNINGS: KINDERGARTEN

  • Understand studying the Bible can lead to knowing God and learning to be like Him
  • Understand that the God family – "God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit" work in perfect unity, yet are separate and unique beings
  • Know that God is the Creator of the Universe and that He is everywhere at once and all-knowing
  • Learn the story of the origin of sin and God’s plan of salvation
  • Realize the benefit from following Christ’s example in one’s daily life
  • Understand that God depends on individuals to spread the Good News of salvation
  • Understand how to show one’s commitment to God
  • Know that people have similar spiritual gifts found in the Bible characters
  • Understand the freedom to choose good or evil
  • Explain the importance of prayer and praise
  • Develop a spirit of thankfulness
  • Know that Jesus is coming back
Consult the NAD Fine Arts Curriculum Guide for suggested activities to meet these objectives.
  • Use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories
  • Know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas
  • Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning
  • Know that the visual arts have both history and specific relationships to various cultures
  • Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places
  • Describe how people’s experiences influence the development of specific artworks
  • Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum

Music

  • Initiate a steady beat
  • Recognize quarter notes
  • Begin echo singing
  • Sing with instrumental accompaniment
  • Discern when a verse has ended and a chorus has begun
  • Listen to band and orchestra music
  • Sing scripture songs and children’s hymns
  • View pictures to gain meaning
  • Predict unknown words from picture clues
  • Answer questions as a means to understanding content
  • Share thoughts and feelings after viewing visual media
  • Sequence story events using pictures
  • Make eye contact
  • Listen and follow one and two step directions
  • Listen to others while waiting for turn to speak
  • Listen to a variety of media
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Explicit systematic phonics
  • Pre-reading concepts
  • Follow print from left to right
  • Make connections between words and pictures
  • Know that print tells the story
  • Learn simple rules for conversation
  • Share information and ideas clearly
  • Experiment with visual forms of communication
  • Design visual media to model what makes presentations appealing
  • Print from left to right
  • Use invented spelling
  • Correctly spell CVC/CVCC words
  • Dictate or write a personal experience in sequential order
  • Begin to use ending punctuation
  • Begin to use capitalization
  • Count and understand numbers to 20
  • Write numbers 0 to 10
  • Use one-to-one correspondence with numbers and objects
  • Understand and represent adding two numbers with sums to ten
  • Add and subtract two numbers using objects to ten
  • Recognize and explain how objects can be classified
  • Sort, classify and order objects by time, size, number and other properties
  • Compare and contrast objects
  • Identify, create, copy, describe and extend sequences e.g. sounds, shapes, motions, numbers
  • Model a mathematical problem situation using manipulatives
  • Compare, sort and arrange similar and different objects by size, color and shape
  • Identify triangles, squares and circles
  • Describe relative position of objects in space
  • Identify and fit pieces of puzzles or shapes that go together
  • Construct 3-dimensional objects
  • Compare the weight of two objects and the capacity of two containers
  • Compare and describe length, size, distance, temperature e.g. long, longer, longest, same length
  • Measure length by counting non-standard units
  • Recognize how a thermometer denotes hot, cold and medium temperatures
  • Measure area using concrete objects
  • Order events by time e.g. before, after
  • Identify that clocks, watches and calendars are used to measure time
  • Tell time to the hour
  • Know and name the seven days of the week in order (relate to Sabbath)
  • Discuss events as likely or unlikely
  • Pose questions and gather data about themselves and their surroundings
  • Recognize that God’s ideal for quality living includes a healthy lifestyle
  • Incorporate into one’s lifestyle the principles that promote health: nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest, trust in God
  • Avoid at-risk behaviors
  • Demonstrate progress toward the mature form of selected manipulative, locomotor and non-locomotor skills
  • Demonstrate mature form in walking and running
  • Identify fundamental movement patterns (skip, strike)
  • Establish a beginning movement vocabulary, e.g. personal space, high/low levels, fast/slow speeds, light/heavy weight, balance, twist
  • Apply appropriate concepts to performance, e.g. change direction while running

Lifestyle and Fitness

  • Participate daily in moderate to vigorous physical activity
  • Select and participate in activities that require some physical exertion during free time
  • Identify likes and dislikes connected with participation in physical activity
  • Sustain moderate to vigorous physical activity in accordance with an approved fitness test
  • Identify the physiological signs of moderate physical activity, e.g. fast heart rate, heavy breathing
  • Understand the value of engaging in physical activities as play and recreation
  • Associate positive feelings with participation in physical activity and play
  • Try new movement activities and skills
  • Learn and apply concepts of grace and forgiveness
  • Apply, with teacher reinforcement, class room rules and procedures and safe practices
  • Share space and equipment with others
  • Recognize the joy of shared play
  • Interact positively with students in class regardless of personal differences e.g. race, gender, disability, religion
Worms, Insects, Spiders Home/School Safety Simple Measurement, Observation, Light/Colors Air, Land, Water, Ecology, Seasons 2009-2011
  • Make observations
  • Ask questions or form hypotheses based on these observations
  • Plan a simple investigation
  • Collect data from the investigation
  • Use the data collected from the investigation to explain the results
  • Safely use and store tools and equipment

Service and Career Options

  • Explore ways to use Physical, Life, Health, and/or Earth Science to serve the community
  • Identify careers in areas of Science
  • Begin learning basic keyboarding
  • Use computers to express ideas with drawing and word processing software
  • Begin learning correct use of computer terms
  • Learn about technology related occupations
  • Practice courtesy and sharing of computer time

BIBLE

Learn about the Life of Jesus and how to be like Jesus

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

KINDERGARTEN, PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  1. Apply Christian principles in recreation and sports
  2. Achieve a balance in work and leisure; balancing physical, mental, social and spiritual activities
  3. Recognize the interaction of physical, mental and spiritual health with emotional and social well-being

SCIENCE

Life:

  1. Recognize characteristics that are similar and different between organisms
  2. Describe the basic needs of living things
  3. Describe how related animals have similar characteristics
  4. Identify how animals gather and store food, defend themselves, find shelter and adapt
  5. Understand the beneficial effects of earthworms
  6. Explain how insects are both harmful and helpful
  7. Know the dangers of poisonous spiders

 

Health:

  1. Identify common hazards and practice safety rules
  2. Demonstrate appropriate work and play behaviors

 

Physical:

  1. Perform simple comparative measurements
  2. Describe objects according to their physical properties (e.g., color, texture, size)
  3. Describe various sources of light
  4. Identify sunlight as a composite of all colors
  5. Identify primary colors
  6. Describe the composition of secondary colors
  7. Identify the fixed order of color as found in a rainbow

 

Earth:

  1. Describe air as a substance that takes up space and moves around us

KINDERGARTEN, SCIENCE continued

  1. Recognize that the earth is made up of land, water and the gases of the atmosphere
  2. Recognize and describe appropriate ways to care for our earth
  3. Identify God’s role in the creation of the Universe
  4. Understand how Earth’s position in relation to the Sun accounts for days, seasons and years
  5. Identify seasonal changes in weather patterns

Scientific Inquiry

SOCIAL STUDIES

History

Chronological Thinking:

  1. Identify and order events

Historical Knowledge:

  1. Compare events of today and long ago
  2. Study celebrations and holidays
  3. Listen to and retell stories about people in the past

Civics and Government

Foundations of Government:

  1. Describe the roles and responsibilities of school personnel

Functions of Government:

  1. Give examples of rules
  2. Identify purposes of having rules

Roles of Citizens:

  1. Identify the flags of your country and state/parish/province
  2. Identify examples of responsible citizenship

Geography

Maps, Globes, and Graphics:

  1. Recognize maps and globes as a way to represent the earth
  2. Identify map symbols for land and water

Climate:

  1. Identify the four seasons

Natural Resources and Environment:

  1. Describe ways to keep the environment clean

Economics

Work and Workers:

  1. Give examples of work activities that people do at home
  2. Match simple descriptions of work that people do and the names of related jobs
  3. Demonstrate one’s best effort in every task

Commerce:

  1. Understand the differences between needs and wants
  2. Explain that people work to earn money to buy things they need and want
  3. Recognize pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, and distinguish the greater or lesser value of coins
  4. Understand the responsibility of making good choices with money

Stewardship:

  1. Describe and illustrate the value of tithing and returning offerings

Individual Development:

  1. Understand the importance of developing a personal relationship with Christ
  2. Identify ways in which people are alike and different
  3. Recognize each individual’s uniqueness and value to God
  4. Demonstrate effective time management
  5. Recognize birthdays

Individual and Society:

  1. Understand the individuals’ roles and responsibilities in family
  2. Develop a respect for others

Culture:

  1. Identify national and religious holidays

Outreach/Service:

  1. Participate in age appropriate outreach/service projects

 

 


Dupont Park Adventist School
3942 Alabama Ave S.E. | Washington, DC 20020