Introducing The King's Achievement Curriculum
At King Of Kings School
The child-centered program at King of Kings Lutheran Church is a place where new ideas and practices have always been welcomed and valued. Over the years, children have blossomed and teachers and parents have grown together to create the rich community of care and learning that is so evident at King of Kings Church and School.
King of Kings School continues to offer an active, hands-on curriculum where children learn through experiments, construction, and play. They will explore God’s creation by touching, smelling, seeing, hearing, and tasting the world around them. The curriculum has been designed by the early childhood staff with the understanding that each child is unique and will respond to their emerging world in a unique manner. Activities are planned to encourage the children to actively engage in playing, building, mixing, pouring, measuring, listening, questioning, dancing, singing, painting, drawing, writing, reading, and conversing all with the goal of encouraging their development and building their confidence. The classroom schedule allows for teacher guided activities as well as unstructured, child-directed activities in order for each child to test ideas and pursue their own interests. Exciting learning centers are a large part of the curriculum.
The Program Components include the following:
The Kings Word
The King’s Achievement early literacy curriculum is designed to develop student’s abilities in the areas required for the attainment of Literacy (the ability to read and write) and to develop language skills in a fun and creative manner. Children enjoy participating in structured and unstructured activities including storytelling, dramatic play, conversation, discussion and reading. Alphabet recognition, letter sounds, phonics, rhyming, high frequency sight words and new vocabulary words are introduced in a fun, creative manner. Necessary fine and gross motor skills are also developed through fun and engaging activities.
Come and have fun with numbers and early math theme activities! Children are encouraged to explore mathematical concepts as they count, sort, classify, compare attributes, recognize shapes, find patterns and build and create with blocks.
The Science Discoveries program makes the most out of each child’s curiosity. The children explore God’s creation through outdoor excursions, investigations and hands-on activities. Body awareness, the five senses, the four seasons, weather, the environment, animals, insects and plants are all part of themes incorporated into our science learning experiences.
My Magnificent World
The preschool classroom gives each child their first sense of community outside the home. The King’s Achievement social studies program allows the children to actively participate in a safe, caring community where they learn to accept differences, deal with emotions and practice resolving conflicts. Children are introduced to their community through sharing, discussing and learning about their families, friends, pets, homes and each other. They are introduced to their “Greater School Community” and the Church Community through regularly scheduled Chapel Time and special events. They learn about the community outside school and home through visits with community service professionals and community service events. In addition, holidays afford the children the opportunity to explore cultural traditions and enjoy sharing their own traditions and stories.
Let’s Create! The Kings Achievement art curriculum is planned to expand each child’s imagination and encourage creativity. The children learn about shape, form, texture and color as they paint, draw, collage, sculpt and create. Children experience pride in ownership and develop their language skills as they share and talk about their artwork with others. Through creative art the children learn about primary colors and make discoveries such as the outcome of mixing colors to create something new. Math concepts are reinforced as they understand balance and symmetry. Early writing skills emerge as they use paintbrushes, crayons, pencils, markers, rip paper, cut with scissors and make creations with play-doh and clay.
Moved to Sing
Sing Ye to the Lord! Preschoolers have a natural enthusiasm for music and dance. Moved to Sing is a joyful way to expand vocabulary, develop gross motor skills, promote a positive self-image, and develop social skills. The curriculum will introduce the children to various instruments, languages and music styles. The children will learn to hear the differences between fast and slow, loud and soft, as well as one at a time and together.
Fit for the King
We jump, skip and get fit! The Fit for the King curriculum is designed to instill healthy habits in the children. Fitness activities such as aerobics, stretching, sports, and obstacle courses are planned to foster body strength, balance and coordination. In addition to fun and motion the children learn about overall health, the human body, nutrition, healthy food choices and exercise.
Wise Lambs is our Bible-based, character building curriculum. Throughout the day the teachers demonstrate the love of Christ as they share how God created the world and us, how special and important each of us are, that he loves us, sent Jesus to us, and the importance of kindness. These concepts are further reinforced at Chapel Time. At this level we pray together, learn together, read Bible stories, sing songs and celebrate the Christian holidays.
We also incorporate the, “Get Set for School” and “Handwriting Without Tears” curriculums into our programming.