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Welcome to Kindergarten Boulder Creek Elementary A+ School. 2013-2014. Boulder Creek SUCCEEDS. Our mission: Boulder Creek students will excel academically and socially in a safe and nurturing environment, that fosters independence while exemplifying good character. Boulder Creek Rules.
Our mission: Boulder Creek students will excel academically and socially in a safe and nurturing environment, that fosters independence while exemplifying good character.
I will keep my hands, feet, and objects to myself.
I will be nice and helpful towards others.
I will be a good listener and follow directions.
I will always try my best!
I will work hard to complete my schoolwork with a positive attitude.
For the 2013-2014 school year, Kindergarten will be implementing the new Common Core curriculum. Each consecutive year, other grade levels will begin to implement the Common Core curriculum.
“The point of the state-led effort to create common academic standards is simple: improving teaching and learning to ensure that high school graduates in every part of the nation have the knowledge and skills they need for college or a career. The process is designed to produce standards that are research and evidence-based as well as internationally benchmarked. If students meet these new rigorous and clear standards, they will have better choices in their lives and the nation will be more competitive in today’s global economy. These sets of standards define the knowledge and skills students should have to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing, academic college courses and in workforce training programs.” (Arizona Department of Education)
The English Language Arts Core Curriculum consists of four components:
The Mathematics Core Curriculum consists of the following components:
The Social Studies curriculum includes the following units:
Kindergarten children experiment with:
This is a kit-based curriculum with activities, which engage the imagination, creativity, and natural curiosity of students.
Your child will participate in a “special” each day. These classes include:
* Schedules will be found in your child’s daily folder!
Assessment in kindergarten is a natural, ongoing, and important part of daily learning. By talking to children, listening to the language they use, and observing their behavior, the teacher gains important information about a child’s skill level and understanding. Assessments are done one-on-one to determine whether the student is meeting the standards.
Report cards go home four times a year. Assessments and report cards will be explained in more detail during parent/teacher conferences in October!
Daily folders are an important component for communication between school and home. Please make sure that you are checking your child’s folder and returning it on a daily basis!
“ Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do, and how to be, I learned in Kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox at elementary school.” ~Robert Fulghum