Please Note: the books in the K-3 Essentials Package (The Heart of Learning, Healthy Living from the Start, Guide to Teaching the Early Grades, and Crafts for the Early Grades) are NOT included in this curriculum package. While these books are not strictly required, they are highly recommended and are referenced directly in the coursebook.
Grade Level Overview
View a sample of our Kindergarten curriculum here.
Oak Meadow’s Kindergarten curriculum reflects the openhearted and imaginative way that young children meet the world. A rich tradition of oral language and classic stories provides the backdrop for your child’s first exploration into the world of literacy. Each week students are immersed in a language-rich environment as they listen to stories, recite poetry, and learn new songs. Familiarity with individual letters is achieved through activities that engage the student artistically, physically, and musically. Emphasis is placed on integrating the sounds and shapes of each letter in preparation for Grade 1.
In Math, students are gently introduced to the world of numbers through play-based activities, crafts, and storytelling. Math skills are fostered through working with patterns, grouping and sorting, and learning to draw geometric shapes. Science, Arts & Crafts, Music & Movement, and Health round out the Kindergarten experience. Each week students participate in nature walks, watercolor painting, puppetry, storytelling, circle songs and games, cooking, gardening, movement activities, and imitative games. A healthy, nurturing rhythm of learning is established that will serve you and your child for years to come.
Projects, crafts, and activities through the year include:
- Leaf prints
- Flower pressing
- Sewing hand puppets
- Baking bread
- Making musical instruments
- Finger knitting
- Alphabet board
- Beeswax numbers
Oak Meadow Resource Book includes extensive instructions about teaching each subject, plus all the stories you will be reading this year in language arts/social studies, math, and science, as well as recipes used in some of the assignments.