Program
Academics

Kindergarten

List of 11 items.

  • Reading & Literature

    • Practice letter/sound correspondence
    • Develop phonemic awareness and knowledge of phonics
    • Grow as readers through explicit instruction in small groups
    • Strengthen listening and comprehension skills through read-aloud activities
    • Study literature genres
    • Develop oral language skills
    • Develop concepts about print
    • Read with second grade buddies
  • Writing & Language Arts

    • Practice letter/sound correspondence
    • Reinforce correct pencil grasp
    • Practice correct letter formation
    • Practice left-to-right progression in writing
    • Use developmental continuum of spelling
    • Write and draw in journals
    • Begin Writer's Workshop
  • Social Studies

    • Building a safe, respectful, and empathetic community
    • Conflict resolution
    • People Power Skills
    • Non-violent communication
    • Developing awareness of diversity within families, cultures, and religions
    • Developing awareness of growth and change
    • Earth stewardship
    • Relationships across grade levels through Buddy Projects
  • Mathematics

    • Numbers: recognizing, writing, sequencing (numbers 1-20), and exploring mathematical operations (simple addition and subtractions)
    • One-to-one correspondence
    • Patterning: creating, recognizing, and extending simple patterns
    • Concepts of time: days, weeks, months, and seasons
    • Graphing: measuring, sorting, and classifying
    • Recognize and reproduce shapes
    • Concepts of money (pennies and nickels)
    • Concepts of more than, less than, and equal to
    • Counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's
    • Estimation strategies
  • Science

    • Exploration in physical science
    • Cycles: life, water, and seasons
    • Animals and their habitats
    • Experimentation focusing on prediction and observation
    • Introduction to scientific method, scientific equipment, and data recording
    • Sustainable environmental practices
    • Buddy Project with seventh grade: studying mealy worms and roly-polies
    • 2D and 3D paper manipulation
    • Building structures with found materials
  • Spanish

    The K-2 Spanish program engages students through active and fun lessons that include: songs for vocabulary development, pronunciation practice, speaking, and comprehension practice.

    Spanish class aims to spark student’s desire to become multilingual and learn about cultures in our increasingly transnational society.
  • STEAM/Technology

    • iPad introduction and acceptable use
    • Design principles
  • Visual Arts

    • Color mixing
    • Developing confidence in using art materials
    • Collaborate projects within the classroom
    • Exploration of various media and techniques
  • Music

    • Introduction to solfege singing and group singing
    • Rhythm work with hand percussion
    • Movement and drama games
  • Physical Education

    • Traveling safely through space: walking, running, jumping, galloping, sliding, and hopping
    • Exploring balls: tossing, catching, striking, and kicking
    • Modeling good sportsmanship and playing cooperative games
  • Community Engaged Learning

    • Kindness Club: service to school and community
St. Paul's Episcopal School
116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
510.285.9600