Academic excellence is a commitment and focus for our Kindergarten class. The teacher, Mrs. Leyendekker, has worked hard on refining curriculum standards that align with viable curriculum. Hanford Christian School is committed to Christ-centered education and the teaching of God’s truth. Faculty is committed to providing a high-quality program of rigorous academics and diverse co-curricular opportunities. Our teachers have a passion for excellence and their example has an impact in the lives of HCS students and families. All HCS faculty and staff are involved in professional development as an ongoing support of academic excellence.
Math: Throughout the year, students grow in understanding of counting by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s as well as build upon their knowledge on word problems that deal with adding and subtracting.
Science: Students discover more about God’s world a through farm field trips, medical professionals speaking to the class, and learning how to recycle. Studetns also learn how to grow plants and how the weather affects seasonal changes. Students also explore facts and details of the ocean, insects and how magnets work.
Reading: Throughout the year students build upon our knowledge of sight words, CVC words and sounding out words. Students learn how to use pictures, letters and the context when while reading. Students also study letter sounds as well and how to write in complete sentences.
Bible: Students learn many parables, study the Old Testament, and Jesus’ life as well as how to be discipled and how to disciple as young believers through the fruits of the spirit.
PE: The Kindergarten class focuses on learning the rules of how to play soccer and basketball. We also have a lot of fun playing line tag, learning how to be more accurate with throwing and catching as well as practice for the Pee Wee track meet and running for twenty minutes to promote healthy lifestyles.
Social Studies: students learn about family structure and Native American history
We have daily sing-a-long songs that teach us about the days of the week, the date, the months as well as morning songs to get us ready to learn.