Kindergarten students at Arma Dei Academy begin a chronological study of the Old Testament of the Bible, which serves as the history course as well. Reading and math skills are also a central focus. Additionally, handwriting, beginning grammar, and science are studied.
Kindergarten students at Arma Dei Academy begin a chronological study of the Bible in the Old Testament, weaving in history from ancient Egypt as well.
Bible: Old Testament (English Standard Version)
- Adam and Eve
- Noah and the flood
- The tower of Babel
- Abraham and Sarah
- Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph
- Moses and Egypt
- Holiday narratives: Christmas and Easter
Each subject is taught from a biblical perspective at Arma Dei Academy. While each day opens with prayer and a formal study of scripture, biblical discussion is not limited to a particular class period. Scripture memory is a critical component of the curriculum.
Attentiveness, Obedience, Truthfulness, Orderliness, Gratefulness, Forgiveness
Logic of English: The Logic of English is a systematic, multi-sensory approach to learning how to read, spell, and write. In Foundations A & B students gain phonemic awareness, learn to read and write basic phonograms, and increase reading fluency through structured and playful activities.
Phonics, Spelling, and Reading Instruction: LOE Foundations A & B
- Phonemic Awareness
- Sounds of A-Z
- Short Vowel Words
- Long Vowels
- Schwa Sounds
- Multi-letter phonograms
- 7 Spelling Rules
- Composing phrases
Penmanship: The innovative Rhythm of Handwriting™ method, which is integrated within the Logic of English curriculum, aids students in developing fluid handwriting. Beginning in kindergarten, students learn cursive penmanship.
- Taught and practiced using a rhythmic approach
- Targets and develops both gross and fine motor skills
- Emphasizes uppercase and lowercase letter formation and spacing
Math in Focus: A Singapore Approach
Math in Focus answers the call for a coherent sequence of topics giving students time to master foundational topics, so that little repetition is required the next year. Thus, each grade level covers fewer topics but in more depth.
Kindergarten students will build an understanding of foundational math concepts through songs, rhymes, and hands-on activities.
- Use concrete models to create a set with a given number of objects up to 20
- Use cardinal and ordinal numbers.
- Use numbers to represent quantities
- Count up and back
- Count by 2s and 5s
- Compare and order sets
God Made Music K
Introduction to Music
- Rhythm clapping and tapping
- Singing on key and in tempo
- Movement to music
- Folk Songs, children's worship songs with movement, hymns, and attribute songs
- Basic elements of art
- Color theory
- Basic concepts
- Beginning level guided drawing and painting techniques
Students who choose to enroll in our half day Kindergarten Enrichment program are in for an adventure!
Through literature, art, song, and poetry, students will explore the wonders of the world around them. In a typical day, you might find the students reading Marjorie Priceman's How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, studying a map about where the baker travels to find his ingredients, then studying Van Gogh's Still Life With Apples. The study wouldn't be complete without eating apple pie too! You can also frequently find the students exploring the open space around the school searching for animal and plant life to add to their nature and art notebook. You don't want to miss it!
Arma Dei Academy offers half day Kindergarten options. In addition, enrichment opportunities are available for AM Kindergarten students to extend their day to 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Space is limited.
Please contact Ms. Bowman with any questions.