Kindergarten

Educational Standards

Immanuel Lutheran School follows educational standards set by the state of South Carolina. Where appropriate, textbooks are chosen to correlate with Greenville County Schools. Textbooks and curriculum guides will be reviewed and changed as needed to accomplish the goals of the curriculum. The religion curriculum is aligned to doctrine as taught by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.



Curriculum

Religion

We provide a Christ-centered environment in which children will have an opportunity to grow in their relationship of faith and life with God. They experience God's love and forgiveness daily, through direct teaching of His Word, modeling, classroom living, and discipline. The Concordia Publishing House Religion curriculum is used to teach weekly Bible stories and faith lessons.

Our children have the opportunity to:

  • Know God through our Lord Jesus Christ
  • Respond in faith and grow in Christian maturity
  • See themselves as forgiven children of God and members of Christ's body, the Church
  • Live happily in peace with God, themselves, and their fellow classmates
  • Express their joy in worship of God and in loving service to others
  • Value all of God's creative work in His world and the Church
  • Witness openly about Christ as the Savior of all people
  • Participate actively in God's mission to the Church and the world
  • Live in Christian hope
  • Memorize simple Bible verses

Language Arts

Our Language Arts program incorporates a strong phonics-based approach and a creative written emphasis. Our goal is to use developmentally appropriate practices to produce emergent reading and encourage young readers. Houghton Mifflin textbooks have been selected for this curriculum.

Our curriculum includes the teaching of such skills as:

Auditory and visual discrimination

Left and right directionality

Comprehension of a story

Sequencing

Written language experiences are an important part of each day. The students enjoy

The Morning Message

Producing books

Writing in their journals


Math

To help prepare our children for success in math, we provide a program with varied learning opportunities that will develop strong thinking skills through hands-on exploration and will lead to a solid understanding of numbers, shapes, and patterns. Along with Houghton Mifflin textbooks, this is done through:

  • Use of manipulative tools
  • Incorporation of skills in daily routines
  • Calendar date number sequencing
  • Day patterning
  • Day counting
  • Weather graphing
  • Celebration of the 100th day
  • Concepts taught
  • Working with numbers to 20
  • Measuring
  • Telling time
  • Money-recognition and counting
  • Addition and subtraction

Social Studies and Science

Kindergarten children love to explore the world in which they live! Students will learn about themselves and others and discover the wonderful earth God created. Throughout the year, we will explore themes according to special events and holidays.


Extra Opportunities for Learning

Kindergarten students will have the opportunity to explore:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education

Appearance and Dress Code

A person's heart, mind and soul are the essence of that person. A person's character is of greater value than his or her appearance. However, outward appearance is important because it can distract from or enhance one's Christian witness to the world.


The Appearance and Dress Code policy aims to keep all students neat, clean, well groomed and appropriately dressed during school and school functions. Anything not listed as acceptable will be unacceptable.

 

General Information

Appropriate school shoes should be athletic shoes or closed toe shoes with rubber soles. Shoes are to be worn with socks. Platform tennis shoes, sandals, mules, or clogs are considered unsafe footwear for school activities.

All clothing must be kept neat and clean and must be of appropriate length and size. Jumpers, skirts, and shorts should be finger-tip length. Holding the arms straight down the side of the body, the finger-tips should touch the hem of the garment.

Blouses and shirts must be tucked into slacks, pants or skirts.

Logos and insignias, other than approved spirit wear items from the office, on any clothing item are not permitted. The exception to this might be shoes, as some manufacturers emboss their logo or name discreetly on the shoe.

Belts must be worn with pants and shorts that have belt loops.

Pants must be classic, uniform-style pants. They may not be cargo, painter, zippered, striped, leg-pocketed or flare pants.


  Dress Standards

Girls

 

Shorts/Jumpers/Skirts

Navy blue or khaki (must be finger-tip length)


Shirts/Blouses

Plain long or short sleeved peter pan or oxfords in a solid color or white

 

Knit Shirts

Plain long or short sleeved, collared polo-style shirt in any solid color (jersey or pique fabric) Turtlenecks are also acceptable.

 

Shorts 

Navy blue or khaki (must be finger-tip length)

 

Pants

Navy blue or khaki in twill or corduroy

 

Socks/Tights

Any solid color or white

 

Sweaters/Vests/Fleece 

Any solid color in crew-neck, v-neck or cardigan style

 

Belts

Solid black, brown or navy

 

Shoes

Any closed toe/heel shoe with no platforms or high heels

 

 

Boys

 

Shirts 

Plain long or short sleeved oxfords in a solid color or white

 

Knit Shirt 

Plain long or short sleeved, collared polo-style shirt in any solid color

 

Shorts

Navy blue or khaki (must be finger-tip length)

 

Pants

Navy blue or khaki in twill or corduroy

 

Socks

Any solid color or white

 

Sweaters/Vests/Fleece

Any solid color in crew-neck, v-neck or cardigan style

 

Belt 

Solid black, brown or navy

 

Shoes

Any closed toe/heel shoe with no platforms or high heels