Our Saviour Lutheran School
Kindergarten and Preschool
7151 W. Cornelia Ave Chicago, IL 60634
773-736-1157

Curriculum

Preschool Curriculum 

RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENT

-to make the children aware of God's presence in their lives

-to share Bible stories and real life applications

-to teach the children prayers and their value

-to teach the children songs of praise

-to encourage family worship on a regular basis

 

INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT

-to introduce the colors and color words

-to introduce shapes

-to classify by shape, color, or attribute

-to infer results and solutions

-to put stories and patterns in order

-to know name and name body parts

-to understand comparison concepts(small/large-wide/thin-under/over)

-to understand basic time concepts

-to become familiar with money concepts

-to develop awareness of the world around them

-to become familiar with the calendar; seasons, months, and days of week

 

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

-to articulate vowels and consonants clearly

-to express thoughts fluently

-to increase vocabulary

-to tell and retell stories

-to ask questions

-to speak comfortably in a group

-to recognize and display sign language relating to themes
 

READING DEVELOPMENT

-to recognize the main idea of a story

-to promote letter recognition

-to introduce phonetic sound recognition

-to introduce letter-sound association

-to introduce word decoding strategies

-to introduce rebus sentence structure

-to introduce sight words

-to develop awareness and use of context clues

 

MATH DEVELOPMENT

-to practice visual comparisons

-to work with patterns

-to order objects from small to large

-to identify sets

-to count and identify numbers.

-to write numerals

-to introduce addition and subtraction of small sets

 

LISTENING DEVELOPMENT

-to encourage attending behavior

-to follow verbal instructions

-to listen and recall stories and facts

 

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

-to promote body awareness

-to enhance eye-hand coordination

-to promote waiting skills

-to participate in group games

-to express themselves through creative movement

-to promote agility and flexibility

-to develop large motor movements(run, jump, hop, skip, etc.)

 

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
-to be an enthusiastic learner

-to show natural curiosity

-to adapt to new situations.

-to be thoughtful and show respect to others

-to see relationship between people and the earth

-to see relationships between people in general

 

WORK HABIT DEVELOPMENT

-to be cooperative

-to complete simple tasks

-to take pride in one's work

-to apply learned information and skills to new situations

KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

LANGUAGE ARTS

-Recognize and write all of the letters of the alphabet in upper and lowercase forms

-Write his first and last name

-Learn sounds corresponding to vowels and consonants

-Use initial consonant sounds and sound patterns to read words (for example, f + an =   fan; r + an = ran)

-Identify several sight words, including names of colors

-Recognize and use rhyming words

-Retell a story including details

-Put events of a story in order

-Write simple sentences using sight words and phonics skills


LISTENING AND COMMUNICATING

-Listen attentively

-Raise hands or wait to speak

-Act on instruction and repeat spoken directions

-Engage in question-and-answer dialogue with classmates and teachers

-Work as a team on projects or problem-solving

MATH
-Sort and classify objects using one or more attributes

-Recognize and write numbers to 30

-Count orally by ones, five, and tens

-Name ordinal numbers first through tenth

-Add and subtract using manipulatives and equations

-Understand spatial relationships (top/bottom, near/far, before/behind)

-Compare quantities by estimating, weighing, and measuring

-Use graphs to gather information

-Recognize patterns and shapes

-Tell time to the nearest hour

-Count coins

-Recite the days of the week and months of the year


OTHER SKILLS

-Art and music: Experiment with different materials and methods

-Health and physical education: Learn essentials about nutrition and functions of the body

-Social studies: Identify major religious and civic holidays and historical figures; appreciate similarities and differences across individuals, families and traditions; understand different roles in communities

-Science: Use all senses to observe and experiment with plants and animals, weather and temperature

-Spiritually: Learn of Christ as their Savior, know about sin, forgiveness, love and trust in God
-Spanish: Learn numbers, colors, and high frequency words ond phrases in Spanish

FIELDTRIPS

Throughout the year, fieldtrips will be scheduled to offer additional learning opportunities for the children.


HOMEWORK

Teachers may send home worksheets to reinforce lessons taught in school, books to read, or may ask children to practice printing numbers and letters. Other assignments might include experimenting, exploring, observing or creating things at home.