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Kindergarten

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
  • Art
  • 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.

 

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