They will learn some reading, some writing, some math, some science. They will also learn to follow directions, to stay on schedule and how to work with other children. Formal PE, Formal Music, Formal Art and Spanish is offered at this school.
They will hopefully also become more independent..
They did not give out real homework in our daughters kinder classes, but the children were taught to bring and take home their backpacks every day.. To have their parents look and sign their work, to return handouts, to walk into the classroom quietly hang up and put away their things to get ready for the day. To be prepared.
To prepare for lunch follow lunch room rules, get their own lunches in line, to purchase then open their own milk.. To clean up after themselves.
How to walk in a line, how to keep their hands to themselves, how to sit and listen to a whole story. How to raise their hands with a question, to wait their turn..
To play on the playground to get along, to speak up for themselves..
They should know their colors, shapes, how to say the alphabet how to count up to 30..How to spell their name. Some will be there and some will just be getting there.. Some children will already read and do some writing.. Not perfectly...
It is not just giant playtime. They have actual lesson plans and will need to meet goals.. The best part is at the end of the day, they will be hungry, so give them a small snack, they will play a little, they will eat dinner and then they are ready for bath and sleep! They will grow so much taller that fall, you will end up purchasing new shoes by Thanksgiving.. It is a magical time for them..