2023-24 Kindergarten Coordinators: 

Neeley Bain

Megan Springer

Kindergarten Curriculum:  


Phonics: The curriculum is Fundations combined with The Complete Reading Series and the Orton Gillingham approach which is a multisensory, structured, phonics technique. 

Reading & Writing: Wit & Wisdom by Great Minds; this curriculum uses authentic texts to master reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills as well as grammar and vocabulary. There are 4 modules the Kindergarten students will learn about throughout the year:

  • Module 1 “My 5 Senses”
  • Module 2 “Once Upon a Farm”
  • Module 3 “America, Then & Now”
  • Module 4 “The Continents”


Science and Social Studies will be integrated with language arts through IB with a focus on inquiry to build basic understanding.

The following assessments will be given during your child’s kindergarten year:

  • GKIDS (Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills) – State checklist with ongoing assessment in all areas of Kindergarten development
  • Map Growth Assessment
  • Map Reading Fluency

Field Trips and Special Events: 

Here is a sample of what we have done in the past:

Field Trip Special Event
  • High Touch High Tech (at school):
    • Me and My Planet
    • Rock and Roll
    • Smarty Plants
    • The Real McCoy-African-American Scientist
    • Chem Fun
    • Fabulous-Forces
  • Center for Puppetry Arts
  • Atlanta Botanical Gardens
  • The Art Barn
  • The Fox Theatre
  • My Reptile Guy – (at school)
  • Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary
  • Book Character Parade 
  • 100th Day of School (January)
  • Music Program
  • Splashdown! (End of Year)

Kindergarten Team

Kindergarten Paraprofessionals

  • Rodney Conwell (Broussard)
  • Sydney Woodruff (Burch)
  • Pat Johnson (Cusack)
  • Andrea Berger (Halligan)
  • Sadia Sosa (Saleeby)
  • Mikayla Hoekstra (Hoekstra)
  • Shania Thomas (Cramer)

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