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Kindergarten – A Beka Curriculum

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Our decision to use the A Beka curriculum for our Kindergarten program was based on its long-standing reputation as a leader in educational products. Because A Beka offers a full K-12 curriculum, the concepts and skills included in the Kindergarten content are designed to build a solid foundation for your child’s transition into first grade.

All of the content in this program meets or exceeds the Common Core State Guidelines for Kindergarten students. All lessons are structured in a way that is age appropriate, sequential in meaning, and academically rigorous.

This comprehensive program offers an organized and activity-filled full year of instruction in the areas of Reading, English, Math, Science, History, Bible, Social Development, Music, and Arts & Crafts.

Kindergarten Curriculum Skills & Units of Study

For a more detailed look at the Kindergarten learning program visit http://www.abeka.com/ChristianSchool/ScopeandSequence.aspx

Language Arts -


  • Vowels
  • Consonants
  • Phonics
  • Words with special sounds
  • Compound words
  • Dictated words
  • Punctuation
  • Sentences
  • Decoding
Language Arts -


  • Read and decode by applying phonics, special sounds, and sight words
  • Fluency, smoothness, volume
  • Punctuation recognition
  • Phrases, short sentences
  • Phonetic marks
  • Vocabulary words
  • Reading comprehension questioning
  • and more…

Language Arts -


  • Recognize similar and different
  • Make complete statements
  • Analogies; descriptive words
  • Riddles
  • Rhyming words
  • Grouping and classifying
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Comparisons
  • Recognize wrong information
Language Arts -


  • Memorization
  • Lyrical and rhyming words
  • Recite in unison
  • Perform in front of a group
  • Expression
  • Volume
  • Vocabulary

Math -
 Number Sense


  • Count by ones to 100
  • Recognize numbers 1–100
  • Understand concepts 1–100
  • Count by tens, fives, and twos to 100 Write numbers to 100 by ones, tens, fives, twos
  • Recognize and spell number words one–ten
  • Recognize left from right
  • Recognize and spell ordinal numbers first–tenth
  • Compare: before and after 1–100; largest and smallest 1–100
Math -
 Number Operations


  • Understand symbols: + (plus); = (equal) Add to 10 with concrete objects
  • Add number combination families 1–10
  • Solve oral word problems
  • Add money
  • Understand simple concept of commutation
  • Introduction to subtraction
  • Recognize symbol: – (minus)
  • Understand subtracting one or all of a number from numbers 1–10
  • Write subtraction sentences (5 – 5 = 0)
  • Multiplication: establish building blocks: counting by tens, fives, twos

Math -


  • Fractions- learn parts of a whole: one half
  • Problem Solving & Applications
  • Establish building blocks: solving story problems
  • Time- Recognize the parts of a clock: face, hour and minute hands
  • Read and write time
  • Recognize 5-minute intervals of time: counting minutes by fives
  • Recognize months, dates, days, weeks, years
  • Complete calendar- fill in month, days of week, date, year
  • Measures- Recognize an inch
  • Measure objects more or less than an inch
  • Geometry- Recognize shapes: circle, square, rectangle, triangle
  • Numbers Writing- Learn formation for numbers 0–9
  • Write numbers 1–100 by ones, twos, fives, tens
Science -
 Units of Study
  • Health and the Human Body
  • Planets
  • Animals
  • Weather
  • Seasons
  • Seashore
Social Studies -
 Units of Study
  • Community Helpers
  • Children of the World
  • America: Our Great Country

Social Development


  • Social & Personal Skills
  • Health & Safety Skills
  • Visual Perception Skills Development
  • Motor Skills Development
  • Listening Skills Development
  • Bible Lessons
  • Music
  • Memory Work
  • Doctrinal Drill
  • Prayer Time



  • Understanding a song’s message
  • Exercise creativity
  • Define unfamiliar words
  • Develop coordination through motion
  • Skills in following song leader, pitch, and singing together
  • Memorization
  • Reinforced educational concepts
Arts & Crafts

Skill & Concept Development:

  • Develop fine motor skills
  • Directed drawings, painting
  • Paper modeling
  • Introducing perspective
  • Lacing, play dough modeling
  • 3-D crafts
  • Increase listening skills through following step-by-step
  • Develop basic concepts of color, line, shape, and texture
  • Projects that promote safety, creativity, storytelling, and drama