Kindergarten Specials

NFS Curriculum Update :: May & June, 2015


Kindergarten artists will continue to draw inspiration from the French Impressionist by painting landscapes "en plein air" on canvas. We will continue to look at specific techniques and learn about artists along the way. We will also learn about post-impressionism with a study of the the great Vincent Van Gogh, exploring mark making, color mixing and emotion in art. Students will have the opportunity to work with many different materials and express their vision of the world throughout this study.


Kindergarten will be reading several folktales including Six Foolish Fishermen and Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodiles, focusing on the moral in each story. We will have a Harry the Dirty Dog marathon and finish the school year with a library skills game.


I have had such a wonderful time working with this Kindergarten class. We will end the year singing some fun songs, playing instruments, dancing to the beat and playing with the parachute. Thank you for sharing your child with me this year!


We will spend much of this month preparing for Field Day. Students will be familiar with the activities prior to Field Day so they will be able to comfortably perform the required tasks. Following Field Day and weather permitting, we will go outside on the fields for outdoor games and activities. At the end of the school year the students will have the opportunity to choose a few of their favorite games and activities that were played during the year and repeat these activities one final time before the end of school.


Kindergarteners conclude their first year of science by learning about paper. They will explore eight types of paper and find out that different types of paper have different properties and have different uses. Students will reuse paper and create new and useful objects with paper that would usually end up in the trash or the recycling bin. They finish the unit by learning about and creating their own home made paper.


Kindergarten will wrap up this school year with a unit on places in the community. We will combine some of the vocabulary we learned last year regarding nature with the names of places and locations in Spanish: the beach, the sea, the park, the city, etc. We will learn vocabulary for the common features of these locations and practice asking and responding to ¿Dónde está…? (Where is…?) As usual we will continue to practice responding to and asking basic conversational questions in Spanish.