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Quality, Structured Kindergarten Program in Plainville, Massacusetts

At Discovery Day Care At Messenger Square, we provide children with comprehensive education in math, reading, and other subjects. Contact us in Plainville, Massachusetts, to learn more about our kindergarten curriculum and if it is the right fit for your child.
 
 

Curriculum

The Discovery Kindergarten curriculum is based upon the Massachusetts Department of Education frameworks and the NAEYC Standards.
The curriculum frameworks guide the subject material and skills taught at each grade level in the
Massachusetts Public Schools. Our goal is to prepare each and every student academically, socially, and emotionally for a smooth transition to the next grade level, whether a private or public institution.
 
 
Click on the link below to view our Kindergarten Schedule.
 

Overview of the Discovery Kindergarten Program

 
Child completing homework assignment-Kindergarten Class-Plainville, MA
 

Language Arts and Early Literacy

  • Hands-on Alphabet Activities
  • Class Books and Mini-books for each letter
  • Scholastic Phonics Readers Program
  • Literature-based activities incorporating picture books, poetry, and “Big Books”, Literature Circles
  • Journal and Creative Writing – Writer's Workshop
  • Weekly/Bi-weekly Poetry Journal
  • Oral Language – Mystery Bag Show and Tell
  • Phonics and sight word recognition
  • Reading fluency and comprehension – Shared Reading and Writing
  • Guided Reading
 
 
Math Curriculum-Kindergarten Class-Plainville, MA
 

Math

  • Mathematics Their Way by Mary Baratta-Lorton (Addison-Wesley)
  • Calendar and counting activities
  • Identifying, extending and reproducing patterns
  • Using graphs and charts to compare and analyze data
  • Estimation and measurement (standard and non-standard)
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Counting by 2's, 5's and 10's
  • Modeling and solving math problems
  • Time and money concepts
 
 
Writing Program-Kindergarten Class-Plainville, MA
 

Handwriting without Tears

Handwriting Without Tears® is a proven success in making legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students.

HWT uses fun, entertaining, and educationally sound instructional methods to teach handwriting to all students: pre-k through cursive. The well-planned lessons require minimal preparation time. Thousands of administrators, teachers, therapists, and parents across the country have successfully implanted the program. The result truly is handwriting without tears for all!
Writing Program-Kindergarten0 Plainville, MA
 
 
Kindergarden Science Program-Kindergarden Class-Plainville, MA
 

Science / Social Studies

  • Science Table – observation and “hands-on” approach
  • Weather activities and seasonal topics
  • Planting
  • Study of Our Families and Holiday traditions
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Positive peer and adult interactions
  • Respect and cooperation in work and play
  • Develop independence, confidence, and Self-esteem
  • Self-reliance skills and good work habits
 
 
Kid's Technology-Kindergarden Class-Plainville, MA
 

Technology

  • Educational and age appropriate software
  • Education DVD's relating to curriculum
 
 
Music Class-Kindergarden Class-Plainville, MA
 

Special Areas

 
  • Music
  • Art
  • Spanish
  • American Sign Language
 
  • Creative Movement
  • Field Trips
  • Special Guests
 
 
 

Our Classroom centers

 
  • Library
  • Computers
  • Art Center
  • Handwriting Without Tears
 
  • Dramatic Plays
  • Music Program
  • Science
  • Read the Room
 
  • Clipboard Cruising
  • Sensory Table
  • Listening Center
  • Writing Center
 
  • Block Center
  • Math Center
  • Monday Morning Message Center
  • Poetry Center
 

Center Time

Center time is probably the most important time during the day for a kindergartener. It allows them the time they need developmentally, to explore their environment and make sense of what they are learning. It is not a quiet time, nor is it a noisy time, but a time when they can use their voices to communicate with friends, show excitement, or ask questions. It is an opportunity for them to move around their classroom and manipulate various objects.

Center time is usually about 45 minutes in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon. Children choose what center they would like by moving their nametag on the center choice board. Each center has a set number of children that can play there at a time. This is to ensure that not too many children are in one center at a time. Children understand that when they choose a center they are responsible to play there for “awhile” and cleanup what they used before they leave. Children are encouraged to use various centers and make the most of their center time experience.