Kindergarten teaches children through a balanced curriculum and age-appropriate activities. It is here where they acquire a love of learning, respect for others, and confidence in themselves. At Barnard Elementary School, our children expand their capabilities and learn responsibilities in a safe and secure environment.

The academic programs at Barnard are in alignment with the Common Core Standards and district curriculum goals.  Barnard students spend the majority of their school day with their classroom teacher participating in child-centered integrated learning activities which address the following curriculum areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and Health.  Many of these learning experiences are child-centered and differentiated in order to meet the needs of all the various learners in the classroom.

Teaching procedures are geared to each child’s social, physical, emotional and cognitive development. The full day is demanding. We incorporate daily math, literacy and writing workshop models, as well as phonics and handwriting instruction.  Children transition during the course of each week to foreign language, art, music, physical education, library, technology and lunch/recess. Maturation, independence and readiness are important factors in each child’s success in kindergarten. It is important to note that most Barnard Kindergarten classes have as many as 24 students with a half-day Aide.

Here are some websites that are helpful:

AAA Math
Math practice for kindergarten topics

Interactive fun with letters, numbers, dot-to-dot, bingo & more

Between the Lions
Companion site to the PBS television program backed with research about good literacy instruction

Dog Bone Math
Find the bones in the 100s chart

Try the Paw Park games for letter recognition and sound association

IXL Math
Practice problems for all areas of the math curriculum

Learning Planet
A variety of literacy and math games for various grade levels

National Geographic Kids
Puzzles, videos, games and more

One More Story
One More Story is an online library of the best of classic and contemporary children’s literature. The site makes books accessible to pre-readers and early readers so that they can engage in and enjoy literature. (SUBSCRIPTON FEE)

Scholastic Learning Games
Games starring Clifford, the Magic Schoolbus and more favorites!

Spooky Sequences
Find the number missing in the pattern

A great site for emergent & beginning readers

Healthy Snack Ideas
A list created by our Wellness Committee - check here for some great ideas to fuel your Barnard learners!