Honoring Christ Through Excellence

Kindergarten

At US BAnk Stadium

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is often viewed as the first step in a child’s academic journey. This amazing voyage is rewarding and full of adventures that will include the whole family. I encourage strong parent involvement and support in helping your child gain confidence through success, and celebrating the start of your child’s academic exploration!

Hope to see you soon,

 Mr. Mengis

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Saint Paul’s Lutheran School 2016/2017 ~ Kindergarten Class Schedule

(Time) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:15 – 8:30 Class Begins

Announcements, Pledge, Lunch Count,

Attendance

Class Begins

Announcements, Pledge, Lunch Count,

Attendance

School begins with Chapel

(Attendance taken after Chapel)

Class Begins

Announcements, Pledge, Lunch Count,

Attendance

Class Begins

Announcements, Pledge, Lunch Count,

Attendance

8:30 – 9:00 Morning Meeting Morning Meeting Morning Meeting Morning Meeting Morning Meeting
9:00 – 9:45 Guided Reading 1

(Spanish 9-9:30)

Guided Reading 1 Wednesday Book Club! Guided Reading 1

 

Guided Reading 1

(Spanish 9-9:30)

9:45 – 10:00 Snack Time / Story Time Snack Time / Story Time Snack Time / Story Time Snack Time / Story Time Snack Time / Story Time
10:00 – 10:45 Guided Reading 2 Guided Reading 2 Wednesday Book Club! Guided Reading 2 Guided Reading 2
10:45 – 11:15 Math Math Math Math Math
11:15 – 11:45 Bible Bible Bible Bible Bible
11:45 – 12:00 Clean-up & Bathroom Break Clean-up & Bathroom Break Clean-up & Bathroom Break Clean-up & Bathroom Break Clean-up & Bathroom Break
12:00 – 12:40 Lunch / Recess Lunch / Recess Lunch / Recess Lunch / Recess Lunch / Recess
12:40 – 1:00 Quite Time / Bathroom Break Quite Time / Bathroom Break Quite Time / Bathroom Break Quite Time / Bathroom Break Quite Time / Bathroom Break
1:00 – 1:15 Catch-up & Relish

(Complete work from morning activities)

Catch-up & Relish

(Complete work from morning activities)

Catch-up & Relish

(Complete work from morning activities)

Catch-up & Relish

(Complete work from morning activities)

Catch-up & Relish

(Complete work from morning activities)

1:15 – 3:00

(*Specials 1:30-3:00)

Social Studies

Science

 

Art

Music

P.E.

Wednesday Book Club!

 

Art

Music

P.E.

Social Studies

Science

Small Group Work

3:00 – 3:10 Clean-up / Pack-up Clean-up / Pack-up Clean-up / Pack-up Clean-up / Pack-up Clean-up / Pack-up
3:15 Dismissal Dismissal Dismissal Dismissal Dismissal
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Contact Information:

Allen Mengis

amengis@spls-pl.org PH

612-619-6808

Stop in before or after school. Call the school and leave me a message. School PH

952-447-2117

Language Arts

Kindergarten language arts is an umbrella term use to encompass letter identification, phonemic awareness, concepts about print, and writing, as well as spelling, sentence structure, and other phonetic abilities. This is why it is given the lion’s share of attention. At Saint Paul’s we believe that all academic success is balanced on the ability to read and write. Therefore, it is the goal of kindergarten to ensure a strong base of reading and writing and to establish a foundation that will give our students sure footing on which to build other areas of academia.

We do not use a “Basil” reader in kindergarten at Saint Paul’s. We follow the ideas and philosophies of Guided Reading. This ideology is founded on the concept of allowing individual students to achieve at their own rate. In other words, it is a personal reading program. Coupled with strong concepts about print, and letter/phonemic awareness, students are allowed to move on to more challenging levels of reading when they show mastery.

Reading and writing are viewed as twins in our curriculum. The ability to express oneself through writing is crucial in school and we start from week one to explore and learn about this all important aspect. Journaling, writing weekly books and developing good spelling habits is a strong ingredient in our program.

In conclusion, Language Arts is a cornerstone that needs to be in place for children to have sure footing and gain the success and confidence they need to achieve in school! For a closer look into this topic please contact the school or go to your parent portal.

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The kindergarten math curriculum at Saint Paul’s follows the Saxon math model. Saxon math has been around for a long time and is founded in a strong rudimentary based drill and practice. Starting with number recognition, sequencing, and patterns, this series forms a strong basic sense of addition, subtraction, time and money skills. Also, problem solving, (which scaffolds into the students reading skills) is another strong aspect of the Saxon math program.

As with reading and writing our students are challenged, and those that demonstrate a mastery are moved at an accelerated rate. However, making sure there are no gaps in the process is crucial for student success and reviewing materials is critical to mission success. Problem-solving and the understanding that there is more than one way to get to an answer is one of the components that allow this program to be adapted to individual students needs.

Science & Social Studies via Core Knowledge

At St. Paul’s, in science and social studies, we follow the “Core Knowledge” curriculum guide. Core knowledge is a program that is paired with state standards as to the content taught in each grade level. It is a broad-based approach allowing the teacher creative development in the content themes. The development of such cohesive unit’s supports and best fits the needs of the individual class and students. Both Social Studies and Science are addressed in this manner at St. Paul’s.

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The freedom of using a plethora of educational tools such as, the internet, field trips, guest speakers, hands-on models, or films allows approaching each topic in a verity of ways that best fits a multitude of learning styles. This method opens the ability to connect between differing areas of academics and allows greater scaffolding between disciplines, ensuring greater success in all areas for our students.

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St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School
5634 Luther Rd. SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Phone: 952-447-2117
FAX: 952-447-2119

School Hours: 8:15 - 3:15