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English in Kindergarten

In Kindergarten, young students solidify their language skills and continue to construct the phonological awareness that will prepare them for reading in 1st grade. Teachers continue to monitor and support their social and emotional development, while gradually increasing the complexity of activities and concentration time. Language instruction is focused on building listening comprehension skills and fostering more sophisticated oral expression. Basic math, emergent writing and beginning reading concepts are introduced through songs, games, activities and stories. By the end of the year, Kindergarten students are at ease with life in the classroom and are comfortable with taking initiative in class interactions. They are active participants in group learning activities and discussions who can confidently approach new challenges and complete academic tasks independently.

English Kindergarten classes at LFSF include:

  • English stories and songs
  • Manipulating sounds and rhymes
  • Discussing and comparing stories
  • Group sharing (e.g, show and tell) taking turns
  • Bilingual story sharing
  • Shared French and English classroom routines to structure thinking and the school experience
  • Letter and letter sound study through games, songs and activities
  • Invented spelling
  • Calendar, counting to 30