What kind of curriculum is offered for Intown Community School s kindergarten?
The environment in ICS s kindergarten is language rich, which enhances all areas of the curriculum. We use the Five in a Row (www.fiveinarow.com) program, which allows students to be introduced to living books, illustrators, and authors. Phonemic Awareness, an important pre-reading skill, will be enhanced through the use of manipulatives, the letter of the week, and Handwriting Without Tears (www.hwtears.com). Activities that encourage sorting and classifying will help students transition from the concrete to the abstract. This will also help students to focus on number sense and counting. Narration is a large part of the Charlotte Mason philosophy (www.amblesideonline.org) used at Intown Community School. We believe that narration begins very early in a child s life. Children are encouraged to tell back what they know after read alouds or during self-directed play. Because our kindergarteners spend a great deal of time outside, the sky is the limit in discovering nature. The kindergar