Our Kindergarten Program offers both Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten to meet your child’s needs. Please inquire at the office which is right for your child, we are happy to help.
- Full Day Kindergarten (Must be 5 years old by Sept 1st to enter Kindergarten)
- 8:15-2:30 (early drop-off and late pick-up available)
- After-School Program 3:00-6:00pm
- Zoo Phonics
- GO Math
- McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders
- Science & Exploration
- Zaner-Bloser handwriting
- Daily Center Rotations
- Thematic and free choice art
- Music and movement
- High frequency words/sight words
- Large Playgrounds
- Large and Small Animal Interaction
- Fulfills State & District Standards
- Snacks & Lunch Included
Welcome to Kindergarten!
Welcome to the Kindergarten program at Murrieta Ranch Pre-School. Our full day Kindergarten classroom offers hands-on learning experiences for your child along with an academic curriculum that meets both the California State and the local district requirements. Our low student to teacher ratio in the classroom allows for formal desk-time instruction, as well as center rotations. This enables the teachers to easily assess each child’s learning style and progress in order to provide extra attention where needed.
Report cards are issued every trimester. We will hold parent/teacher conferences the first trimester only. If you ever have any questions or concerns, conferences are scheduled at parent request. You can request a conference after your child’s second and third report card is issued as well.
Murrieta Ranch teaches curriculum that is California State Standardized curriculum. We have slowly transitioned over to State Standard Based, Common Core Curriculum with the thought that your child will transfer easily within our local districts, charter and private schools.
Reading and Phonics Program
Zoo Phonics is a tangible, hands-on program that is fun for the children to learn. Each letter has an animal, name, hand signal, and a letter sound associated with it, allowing for quick memorization.
McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders, California 2016
Reading Wonders is designed specifically for the CC State Standards for Reading/Language Arts. It combines research-based instruction with new tools to meet today’s challenges, and every component and every lesson is designed for effective CCSS instruction. (Integration of concepts is curriculum wide). Phonemic Awareness concepts blend well with the Zoo Phonics instructional program.
GO Math / hmhco.com
We changed over to GO Math in 2014 and our teachers felt it was a very successful. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes this math system. It covers all of the Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten and we have ordered many hands-on games, center activities and circle and rug activities to apply each day.
*There are many directions and steps that apply to Common Core so if ever you have any problems or questions, please make sure you ask for help.
Center Rotations will start several weeks into the year and will be held every morning. Center rotations include may math, pre-writing/writing, science, pre-reading/reading, art, free choice, puzzles, etc.
We also have 4 – I-Pads. We have fun math, reading, sight word, spelling and phonics games loaded on them for the class to use specifically for center rotation times. River Springs is applying to programs for your child to use in the classroom.
We teach Zaner-Bloser for our handwriting curriculum. It is a true “ball and stick” style of printing. It is comprehensive and effective and modern… and complies with Common Core. Take a look at Zaner-Bloser.com.
Your child’s homework envelope will contain family friendly assignments. These assignments are a review of the curriculum that we have covered in the classroom. However, if you ever find that your child does not understand the assignment, please return it to us for help. Homework should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes per day (not including reading and High Frequency Word work).
High Frequency Words / Sight Words
HF words are the most common words used in reading and writing. Children are expected to learn these words within a 3 second flash to help aid them in reading fluency.
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