Children learn, grow and develop at different rates. Towne Creek believes that our kindergarten program provides a curriculum which is adaptable to each child’s needs, interests and level of development. Our program aligns with TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) which are the state standard objectives students should master in each grade level. We do our best to mirror FBISD kindergarten curriculum in order to provide a smooth transition into the first grade at your neighborhood school.
Through individualized instruction, your child will be provided a solid foundation on which to learn. There will be opportunities to experience success and build a positive self-concept. A typical day includes a balance of large group, small group, individual and center-based learning experiences. The kindergarten schedule is flexible to allow for those unplanned teachable moments.
Towne Creek implements a program that maximizes our students’ learning through high impact literacy instruction. Our goal is to engage their minds and help them understand what they read. The program utilizes the power of guided reading lessons, shared reading, independent reading and interactive writing. The student’s success is validated by the use of a Benchmark Assessment System that provides reliable one on one assessments.
Phonemic Awareness Guided Reading Oral Language Development
Phonics Shared Reading Fluency
Print Concept Vocabulary Writing
Our day begins with journal time. This is a growing process which allows the children to become writers by creating stories, spellers by phonetically stretching out words, and illustrators by drawing pictures. Children gain a strong sense of accomplishment and ownership from this experience.
Children take turns being reporters. They report on an event that is current and relevant to them. This is written out in big print for all to see. From this meaningful and personalized print, students are taught phonics, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
Our math curriculum consists of a hands-on, research based program, Our goal is to produce mathematically-powerful thinkers and problem solvers who are comfortable using math in their daily lives. The program encourages parent involvement by providing supplements that connect the classroom and home.
Calendar Graphs Measurement Mental Math Statistics
Money Number Line Time Geometry Place Value
Our social studies program allows the children to learn about themselves, human characteristics, geography, map skills, their community, Texas and the United States.
Our science program provides learning opportunities that explain scientific process. The children obtain scientific knowledge by conducting simple experiments that explore the physical properties of objects. Students are encouraged to conduct investigations and observe the characteristics of living and nonliving organisms, weather changes and natural resources.
Kindergarten students participate in “Specials” which are offered throughout the school year. These classes include: Music, Art, Spanish, Computer, Drama, Motor Development and Field Trips (library visits, plays, musicals, and more).
We believe our children learn best:
- In an environment that promotes curiosity, creativity, trust and friendship
- Allows the freedom to explore, create and express ideas through a variety of teacher and child-initiated activities
- When given the opportunity to be an active participant in the learning process
Through these experiences we hope to develop a love of learning that will continue for years to come.