At Lieck Elementary, we strive to develop the whole child. During your child’s exciting kindergarten year, he or she will experience a variety of activities in all areas of development. Socially and physically, students will develop a positive self-esteem, learn to play and work with others, develop large motor skills through rhythmic activities, and refine fine motor skills through play, tracing, and cutting. Kindergarten is an essential time for laying the foundation for becoming a successful reader. Your child will learn to recognize both uppercase and lowercase letters, link sounds to corresponding graphemes, independently read grade level text, retell important details from a story, and study multiple literary genres. Students will become burgeoning authors as they progress through multiple writing stages. Kindergarteners will learn the mechanics of writing, generate story ideas, and compose multiple texts with sensory details and detailed illustrations. Throughout the year, students will engage in differentiated numeracy, geometry, and financial concepts. Kindergarteners will learn to identify and compose numbers to 20, conduct simple addition and subtraction, explore their world through 2D and 3D shapes, and learn the basics of saving and spending. Within our multi-faceted Science and Social Studies programs, students will discover our world through the lens of our home, school, and community. Kindergarteners will investigate Earth and Physical sciences through sense-driven investigations. They will explore our community through studying community helpers, customs and traditions, and gather a world view through our studies of maps and globes. Kindergarten is a truly foundational year of discovery and creates a strong partnership between home and our classroom family. We look forward to growing and learning together.
Lieck Kindergarten Team