Teacher: Mrs. Lauren Tomlinson & Mrs. Christina Rowsey

Kindergarten is the beginning of a child's formal education and each day the students learn Bible, Reading, Writing, Math, and Language Arts. Science and Social Studies are also covered  within the Language Arts and Math curriculums. We use a fully christian curriculum so the Word is intertwined all throughout our curriculum and school day. Kindergarten is an opportunity for children to enjoy learning through fun, interactive, and inventive activities. Each school day begins and ends with prayer as a reminder to fully rely on God and to go to Him in all circumstances. We look for natural opportunities to point to Jesus throughout the day to help nurture a personal relationship with Him.

Technology is utilized in the classroom daily by students using the SmartBoard for interactive lessons and iPads for independent review work. Play is an integral part of our kindergarten students’ day. Students have daily opportunities to explore concepts and skills using hands-on learning during literacy, math, and play centers. In addition, students build their social, emotional, and friendship skills as they negotiate and problem solve throughout the day. Learning to interact with others is another opportunity to apply the love of Christ in practical ways.

Kid-Writing, accompanied with the Science of Reading, is the foundation of our language arts experience, where children use their knowledge of sounds and correlating letters or letter pairs. Our kindergarten students are authors from the first day of school and start by telling stories through pictures. Throughout the school year, kindergarten students expand their writing at their own pace with using beginning sounds, ending sounds, medial vowel sounds, sight words, and learned phonics skills. Students are taught to write simple sentences with daily exposure to the mechanics of writing and grammar. 

Some of our yearly highlights include field trips, STEM activities on Fridays, family nights, holiday parties, weekly specials including chapel, an all school picnic, and raising butterflies and releasing them at a local park. The full day kindergarten experience at Calvary Christian School is finalized with a touching and Christ-centered graduation ceremony at the end of the school year.