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Kindergarten Modules

Module 1: Kindergarten Fun

In this module your child helps you to set up her or his special learning area. Calendar Time routines are introduced, and your child reviews or learns the alphabet, colours, shapes, and matches upper and lower case letters. Mathematics activities include sorting, graphing, weighing, making, reading and expanding patterns.

Module 2: Nursery Rhyme Land

The focus of this module is Nursery Rhymes. Your child sequences nursery rhymes and uses position and rhyming words. Mathematics activities include making sets, learning the numerals to 5, identifying time periods, and constructing a clock.

Module 3: I'm Special!

The activities in this module focus on your child, his or her family, friends, parts of the body, and the five senses. In Mathematics, your child will review sets to 5, measure, learn the term zero, and use geometric shapes to make a house.

Module 4: The World of Bears

The world of bears, both real and imaginary, are explored in this module. In Set 2, your child will complete a small research project about a bear. The CD-ROM Zoology Zone - Bears is provided to help your child find information on the topic. Instructions to install the CD can be found in the Technology section. Mathematics activities include one-to-one correspondence; identifying equivalent sets, and sets that have more or less.

Module 5: Food

In this module your child is introduced to the food chain and the Canada Food Guide. Your child is asked to prepare and host an ethnic food celebration. The Sounds of the Set are introduced in this module. You are provided with many ideas and activities to help your child learn the sounds of most of the letters of the alphabet. You and your child will complete many hands-on Mathematics activities as you spend time cooking together.

Module 6: How's the Weather?

Rain, wind, snow and fog are the focus of this weather module. The terms, large/small, long/short, heavy/light are introduced in Mathematics. Your child will learn or review the numerals 6 and 7, and the corresponding sets. This module will help your child to gain a beginning appreciation and awareness of her or his environment.

Module 7: Keeping Safe

The activities in this module emphasize all aspects of keeping safe. Your child will spend time learning safety songs and poems. Many activities are based on the book, The Cat in the Hat. Your child will also conduct experiments to discover the best way to stay safe if she or he is ever lost in the woods. The keyboarding program, Read, Write and Type is introduced. Mathematics concepts include sets of eight and nine, and the recognition of geometric solids.

Module 8: Let's Visit a Farm!

This module explores the signs of spring, farm animals, their babies and their homes. A small reading vocabulary of commonly used words is introduced, and some Books to Keep based on these words are included. Ordinal numbers and sets to ten are introduced in Mathematics.

Module 9: Away We Go!

The exciting world of trains, planes and ships is the focus of this module. Addition facts to five are taught in Mathematics. Your child is also introduced to Free Writing. Depending on your child's development, she or he may draw a picture to dictate a sentence for you to print under the picture.

Module 10: Summer Fun!

The activities in this module focus on bubbles, mud, the water cycle, and water safety. The module also explores the different characteristics of water; how it moves and changes, how it looks, feels, sounds, and tastes. In Mathematics your child is introduced to the concept of subtraction.