At Yocum we strive for each to succeed socially and academically. These are the skills kindergarteners learn to help meet this goal:

-Social/Emotional Skills (i.e. Kindness, Compassion, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Good Sportsmanship)

-Alphabet – All 52 letters (upper and lowercase), their sounds, and formation.

-40 sight words to master (read and spelled) by the end of the year (10 each 9 weeks)

-Spelling and reading simple words ( ex. Bus, bat, big)

-Writing simple sentences and stories.

We use programs like Alphabet Bootcamp, OG (Orton Gillingham), and Guided Reading, and Empowering Writers.

-Learn how to count 0-100, by 10s, 5s and 1s.

-Recognize, write, and represent numbers 0-20

-Add/subtract 0-10 throughout the year (this involves using different manipulatives and ways to find the answer)

- Comparing Numbers

Kindergarten uses Standards Based Learning to report successes and struggles within the required standards.

We look forward to working with you and your child this year!

Kindergarten Teachers

Melissa Laird

Takela McDuffie

Mia White

Doniellia Staes

Alie Shepard 

Timmy Williams


Kindergarten STEM