The Kindergarten Program at RBS is well structured and emphasizes readiness and a hands-on approach to academic subjects. The curriculum is presented from a Christian perspective.

In addition:

  • Your child will learn to assume personal responsibility in an environment of loving discipline.
  • You and your child can develop an individual and personal relationship with your child’s teacher.
  • Your child will be challenged to develop a high moral value system through the character-building curriculum.
  • Classrooms are self-contained with a ratio of one teacher to approximately 20 students.
  • Your child will be in a traditional classroom for strong, well-rounded academic instruction in subjects such as Bible, letters and sounds, beginning reading, numbers, penmanship, heritage studies and science. The 5-year-old students will also have extracurricular classes taught by professional specialists.
  • Your child must be 5 years old by August 31 to qualify for enrollment. Testing is required for admittance.

BIBLE

Chronological and topical study of the Old and New Testaments. Units include lessons on the Bible—creation; the lives of Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses through Jonah, and the life of Christ, with special units on prayer, missions (Paul) and Thanksgiving. Bob Jones, Publisher

MATH

Recognition 0-100—writing 0-50—ordinals: first-tenth—first, next, last—counting to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s—counting on—counting 1 more, 2 more, 1 less, etc.—Addition readiness 0-10—equation—vertical form—Subtraction readiness 0-10—equation—vertical form—take-away—comparison—Multiplication readiness—doubling—Division readiness—sharing—measuring—Algebra readiness – equation—Fractions – halves of objects—halves of sets—equal parts—Geometry – shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle—solid figures: sphere, rectangular solid, cylinder, cone—spatial relationships: top, middle, bottom; left, right—over, under—inside, outside; on, off—front, back; patterns—Estimation – numbers, length; non-standard units—Measurement – size—length: nonstandard units: inch—weight: pound—capacity: cup, quart, gallon, liter—time: to the hour—calendar: days, weeks, months, year—money: penny, nickel, dime—Problem solving – following directions—counting to answer everyday questions—classifying logic—pictograph—bar graph—estimation—Computer – readiness—numerical recognition. Bob Jones, Publisher

COMPREHENSION

  • Reading pictures—listening comprehension: literal, interpretive, critical and appreciative—perceiving concepts: beginning/end, first/second/last, hard/soft, fast/slow, left/right, small/medium/large, over/under—sequencing.
  • Continues picture reading and listening comprehension—predicting outcomes—answering questions after silent reading—comparing—sequencing events—following directions—perceiving concepts: up/down, high/low, in/out.
  • Strengthens skills of Beginnings A and B—drawing conclusions—developing vocabulary—perceiving relationships: outside/inside—distinguishing reality from fantasy. Bob Jones, Publisher

HANDWRITING

Recognize shapes—recognizing and writing letters and numerals—learning to and using a model as a reference. Zaner Bloser, Publisher

READING

  • Print awareness—left to right progression—visual discrimination—alphabet recognition lowercase letters—visual memory—reasoning—classifying—seriating—sequencing—size and space relationships—rhyming and awareness of author.
  • Strengthening of the skills in Beginnings A, alphabet recognition uppercase letters—beginning to read one-vowel words.
  • Strengthening of the skills in Beginnings A and B—beginning to read two-vowel words. Bob Jones, Publisher

SCIENCE

Appreciating God’s creation—developing a curious attitude toward things we observe: weather, rocks, oceans, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals (tame & wild, camouflage, etc.)—our senses, light and shadows—things that float/sink. Bob Jones, Publisher

HERITAGE STUDIES

Awareness of human diversity—perceiving time relationships, past and present—awareness of the purpose of books—transportation (i.e., airplanes and ferry boats). Bob Jones, Publisher