Redeemer offers two options for kindergarten:
Children who are 5 years of age by September 1st can attend half-day or full-day Kindergarten
Half-day students attend Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Full-day students attend Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 plus 11:15 to 2:45 two, three or five days per week.
Half-day Kindergarten: Students are engaged in a developmentally appropriate, Christ-centered curriculum that includes:
- Daily calendar and weather
- Daily Jesus Time including bible stories, bible verses, singing and prayer.
- Balanced approach to reading instruction:
- Intensive Phonics – Concise, orderly and logical step by step method of learning spelling, reading, writing and English including daily chalkboard work.
- Big books, emergent readers, chart poetry and sight words.
- Picture books, reading and writing centers
- Hands-on math – Saxon math, worksheets and manipulatives.
- Introduction to D’Nealian handwriting (manuscript)
- Daily physical activity and PE class including SMART activities and basic skills
- Computer/library time
- Chapel worship with all grades once per week
- Large group instruction, partner learning
- Field trips and theme days throughout the year. (Sometimes with their Chapel Buddies in the upper grades)
- Bus transportation available for students who reside within the Wayzata School district
- Transportation reimbursement application assistance provided to parents who transport children from other districts.
Full-day Kindergarten: Students enrolled full days receive the half-day program plus:
- Lunch (hot lunch available for purchase, or students may bring their own lunch)
- Post-lunch outdoor or indoor recess time
- Quiet time
- Readiness training (SMART obstacle course) including floor activities, vision activities, balance activities, fine and gross motor activities all used to stimulate and enhance lessons learned.
- Science – Scott Forseman, including big books, picture cards and worksheets.
- Music – Each stundent in grades K-3 is a member of the “Sonshine Singers” who practice and perform regularly throughout the school year. Performances includes singing, playing of instruments and speaking roles.
- Language Lab – Spanish is taught individually through the use of Rosetta Stone software and can be practiced on your home computer.
- Social Studies - Weekly Reader, story time and art activities.