Full Day Kindergarten
What does a typical Kindergarten day look like?
School hours are 7:55 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Students line up under the covered area and are picked up by their classroom teacher. Students walk into the building and pick up a grab-and-go breakfast. All students at Scott, regardless of income, receive a free breakfast. Students eat breakfast in their classroom.
After breakfast and attendance students work on calendar which incorporates mathematical skills such as patterns, numeric sense, days of the week, months of the year, weather, etc.
Students then begin a 90 minute Literacy Block that is structured to group students by ability level. Students receive instruction in a variety of groupings including large group, small group and individualized attention.
Once the literacy block is completed, students begin their 60 minute Math block. Scott is using the Bridges curriculum. Our Kindergarten teachers are demonstration teachers for the entire district. That means that the teachers are experts in the implementation of the curriculum and they are teaching other district teachers how to implement the curriculum most effectively.
After math students have a 35 minute lunch and recess period. Kindergarten students are at recess on their own to ensure thier safety.
Once students return from lunch/recess they have a 45 minute block of Social Studies and Science.
This block is followed by a Wellness period during which students receive lessons about Health, Social/Emotional well being, preventing bullying and other skills such as building friendships.
Students then move into a 40 period of writing instruction. As the students develop their writing skills they graduate into different writing notebooks. Teachers track their progress so that each student progresses at his or her own rate.
The final 35 minutes of the day are spent in either Enrichment, ESL or Academic Support classes. Children that go to Enrichments are served by the librarian, the PE teacher or they receive guidance classes from our School Counselor. ESL students receive targeted instruction to assist them in building their English language skills. Students in need of supports receive what we call a "double dose" of support in reading.
At the end of the day students prepare to leave with assistance from the teachers or Educational Assistants. Student who ride the bus are escorted on the bus by Educational Assistants to ensure that they are on the bus safely. Student who do not ride the bus are in the classroom until they are picked up by an adult.