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Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten at Noah Webster Schools!

Kindergarten is an exciting time for teachers, students and parents! Come Kindergarten, your child will be ready to take the world by storm! By this time, they’ll be comfortable being away from home all day and used to the classroom environment. Your child will continue to work with the latest technologies to better improve their education, enhance the curriculum they are learning and have fun while doing so.

During the school year, your kindergartner will venture away from the traditional classroom setting and discover new ways of learning by attending scheduled field trips. Accompanied by volunteered chaperones and teachers, field trips are a great way to transfer and apply the topics, subjects and overall curriculum taught in-class to the real world.

Kindergarten Curriculum

In Kindergarten math, we promote the usage of math manipulatives to teach students math in a visually engaging way. We also use Envision Math to teach students basic math concepts through:

  • Problem-based instruction
  • Small group interaction
  • Visual learning
  • Smart Board lessons
  • Hands-on learning
  • Interactive educational games

Student will learn:

  • Counting to 100 (forwards and backwards)
  • Identifying and writing numbers 0 to 100
  • Identifying 2D and 3D shapes
  • Place value
  • Addition within 10
  • Subtraction within 10
  • Addition and subtraction story problems
  • Identifying and create patterns
  • Calendar
  • Identifying coin names and value
  • Telling time to the hour
  • Comparing numbers (greater than, less than, equal to)
  • Sorting
  • Measurement
  • Skip counting to 100

Your child will learn partner, group and independent reading, while being reinforced to participate in at home reading as well. We incorporate our Noah Webster Schools chart sounds program,

Your child will learn partner, group and independent reading, while being reinforced to participate in at home reading as well. We incorporate our letter sounds, paired with the McGraw-Hill phonics, into the Kindergarten curriculum. Students will learn to read high-frequency words, CVC words, and words with blends.

We follow the McGraw-Hill manuscript to introduce and teach students the basics of penmanship. We also use Thinking Maps—visual tools used to map out thinking based on eight cognitive skills—throughout the school, providing a common visual language between students and teachers.

Students will learn to spell short/long vowel words, high-frequency words, and words with rules. They will also learn how to “write from the beginning” in which the student will draw a picture of an event, and then work on writing out a sentence, using inventive spelling, explaining what is happening in the picture.

At Noah Webster Schools, we follow PASI. Also known as Phonological Awareness Screener for Intervention, PASI is used to teach and assess Kindergarten students on the following:

  • Rhyming
  • Words in a sentence
  • Phoneme segmenting
  • Blending
  • Syllables
  • Categorization
  • Beginning and ending sounds
  • Deletion and addition of beginning, middle, and ending sounds
  • Long/short vowel sounds
  • Story comprehension

Through an introduction to civics, geography, economics, and history, kindergarten students will understand their roles and responsibilities as citizens within their own context. Students will also learn about their own culture and how it impacts understanding of oneself and others as well as be introduced to aspects of our National culture, the importance of rules and responsibilities, individual roles in a community, personal decision-making, and American symbols, holidays, and traditions.

In Kindergarten, students use their senses to help them make observations about the world around them. Students will investigate how the senses detect light and sound, observe weather patterns and their influences on plants and animals, and differentiate between systems and structures of living and non-living things.

Physical Education

All students participate in physical education classes at least once a week. Classes focus on competency of motor skills and performance of physical activities in order to achieve and maintain health-enhancing levels of fitness. Positive social interaction is embedded into instruction while promoting the value of physical activity.

Music

All students participate in music classes at least once a week. Students create meaning and expression through the use of listening, performing and improvisational skills. Students are introduced to the elements and theory of music and musical instruments.

Library

Kindergarten students will have scheduled library visits.  These visits will include reading time using manipulatives and guest readers.

Art

Noah Webster Schools has implemented Art Masterpiece to introduce artists and styles from diverse cultures and time periods. Students are taught to use classic and modern techniques in order to create artwork to communicate ideas, meanings, and/or purposes.

Kindergarten Supply List

Dear Parents,

Welcome! The Kindergarten teaching team would like to welcome you to Kindergarten.   We look forward to meeting you virtually at Open House on Saturday, August 15, 2020.  More information about Open House will be coming soon.

We are doing things a little differently from previous years to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff. First, we are no longer having shared classroom supplies. Each child will have his or her own materials and supplies. Secondly, we are attempting to maximize space in the classroom, therefore we are sending out a minimal list of supplies your child will need. Teachers may request some additional supplies throughout the year as the need arises.

Please, remember to label all of your student’s belongings (jacket, water bottle, backpack, and lunch box) in addition to their supplies, with first and last name.  This will help locate them should items become lost.

If your child will not be attending Noah Webster Schools, please contact the front office at 480.291.6900 (Pima) or 480.986.2335 (Mesa).

2020-2021 SUPPLY LIST

  • Backpack
  • 1 composition notebook
  • 1 pencil box
  • 1 package of #2 wooden pencils & 1 package of pink erasers
  • 1 box of crayons (24 count) & 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 package of thick markers, assorted colors
  • 1 package of thin markers, assorted colors
  • 1 package of thick tip dry erase markers
  • 1 package of glue sticks
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 container of play dough
  • 1 water color palette with paint brush
  • 4 plastic bendable 2-pocket poly folders, no prongs

Parents will be responsible for sending their child to school each day with:

  • 2 clean face coverings
  • A full refillable water bottle.

**OPTIONAL** – 1 travel size bottle of hand sanitizer for personal use to be kept in backpack

 

As the first day of school approaches we have parents ask us if there is anything that they can do to help get their child(ren) ready for kindergarten. Below you will find a helpful list of things that you may work on with your child(ren) to help ensure they are prepared for their first day of school.

  • Tie their shoes
  • Properly blow their nose
  • Wash their hands, good hygiene practices
  • Hold a pencil correctly
  • Pack and unpack backpack by themselves
  • Recognize numbers 1-10
  • Write their name properly, first letter capitalized and the rest lowercase
  • Recognize their name
  • Identify shapes
  • Identify colors
  • Encourage coloring
  • Recognize numbers and letters out of sequence
  • Say the ABC’s
  • Put on and zip jackets by themselves
  • Button/zip pants
  • Boys: how to use a urinal properly because the kindergarten boys bathroom has one in there
  • Hold scissors properly and cut with scissors
  • Count together with your child to practice verbal counting skills
  • Please try not to send things in their lunches that they cannot open themselves

Sincerely,

Kindergarten Teaching Team
Noah Webster Schools

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Testimonials

I just wanted to take a moment to say how much we appreciate Noah Webster School. Our daughter is in Miss Tice’s Kindergarten class and talk about one amazing teacher! I never could have expected to have such a warm, energetic and compassionate teacher for our daughter. She puts so much energy and time into each day of learning, and my daughter literally cries if she is sick and cannot go to school. We look forward to our school adventure with Noah Webster. You all are a blessing to our family.
Rebecca E.
An excerpt from a 6th grade alumni to his 6th grade teacher: “I just wanted to thank you for pushing me and my classmates as hard as you did. I recently took a math test to determine whether or not I should be placed in an advanced seventh grade class. Just yesterday, the results were received, my work was dubbed exceptional and they wish to place me in a freshman algebra class in high school! Of course I wasn’t the only one to do so, but one of the few. Thank you so much for everything, you will never be forgotten.”
Brady W.
On the first day of school, while I was walking down the hall, I was kind of nervous because it was a new school. But when I walked in the classroom, I recognized some people I already knew, and that made me feel a bit better. I have learned so many things this year, such as integers, Ancient Greece, and oxymorons. I have also learned things that will help me be a better person. I learned that respect is one of the most important qualities to have in life. My teacher is wonderful. She has empathy (most of the time) for us. She knows what it’s like to be in different kinds of situations, she knows how to cheer someone up, or make them feel regretful (when we misbehave). She understands our problems and gives us advice on how to solve them, whether it’s from personal problems to math or reading problems. We went on a lot of field trips this year. My favorite one was the Water Day field trip at the Mesa Campus! We got to go on different water slides. I had so much fun sliding down the 40 foot tall Rhino slide and high-fiving everyone when I reached the bottom! Everyday has been a different day, which I enjoy. I will always remember my experience in 6th grade here at Noah Webster Schools.
Annika T.
I’ve made so many memories this year and I will always remember them. The best memory I have is just coming to Noah Webster Schools; knowing that I really enjoy going to school and not complaining about it in the morning. We had a lot of field trips and they were all amazing! This is the best school I’ve ever been too! I’ve learned so much more than at any other school. The students here are all friends; there isn’t anyone who doesn’t feel welcomed. Everyone is nice to each other and treats each other the same. No one is different. The teachers are amazing and I just have to say “Thank You” to my teacher as she’s helped me out a lot and I know she will keep doing so. This year was amazing and I will never forget it!
Chloe J.
I am very impressed with my daughter’s improvement with all her academics and challenges of different schoolwork. I’ve seen an enormous difference in her and it has inspired her to love school. Thank you!
Grace M.
Our son was in Kindergarten this year and he loved it and loved the teacher & assistant teacher. He learned so much through the school year. I am very pleased to have started him at this school. To end this great school year with such a fun water day he so much enjoyed and talked about the whole day.
Catherine N.
Thank you to the staff at Noah Webster for making my child feel so comfortable. Starting school mid-year is never easy but he has really come out of his shell this year.
Brandon C.
Our daughter absolutely loves that she gets to use a laptop in class. We’re amazed at how quickly she is learning.
Shelly C.
My son attends Noah Webster and loves school. He’s always so excited when he gets home and ready to share what he’s learned each day.
Sara M.