Treat each kindergartner in your class to his or her own weekly magazine! Each full-color, glossy issue illustrates concepts such as sharing, responsibility, time and more. Best of all, you can rest easy knowing Kindergarten Studies Weekly is standards-based (it even lists the covered standards in each issue). Kindergarten Studies Weekly is part of an effective teaching system developed by our teacher/authors that’s fun and exciting for students and concise and cost-efficient for teachers.
Kindergarten Studies Weekly’s effective learning curriculum is perfect for traditional in-the-classroom use, and can also be used for home school applications. The magazines include detailed and exacting standards-based lessons, comprehensive assessments and fun activities for kids. Students enjoy the activities without realizing they are being assessed on the weekly curriculum lesson! And unlike a textbook, they can mark and highlight right on their very own pages.
There is a simple-to-use teacher supplement included for each weekly kindergarten magazine. The supplement contains guided reading strategies, discussion questions, word wall words, words to know, literature links, language arts connections, math connections, and ESE (Exceptional Student Education) strategies. There are also graphic organizers and best practices available in electronic format, which may be downloaded for classroom use.
Kindergarten Studies Weekly comes in 24 individual glossy 8.5” x 11” magazines shipped in four installments (each shipment contains 6 weekly magazines). Included with your classroom subscription of 10 or more is a poster-sized “Big” edition of each issue-perfect for use as a visual teaching aid.
Students will view and discuss the American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. They will discuss friendship and understand that teachers help them learn.
Students will learn terms that describe relative location (e.g., near, far), use a simple map and describe the location of places in the school (e.g., office, library, playground).
Students will understand the necessity of rules and their consequences, identify authority figures at home and school and discuss the actions of good citizens.
Students will learn that a responsibility is a duty to do or not do something and discuss examples of responsibility and privacy.
Students will understand calendar time (e.g., days, weeks, months). Students will develop an awareness of time in a day and of time and change (e.g., yesterday, today, tomorrow).
Students will learn that history tells the story of people and events from different times and places. They will also learn about Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day.
Students will learn about modes of transportation (e.g., walking, riding animals, boats, trains, bicycles, cars, planes).
Students will identify the basic needs of families from a variety of cultures (e.g., food, shelter, clothing and companionship).
Students will learn about the Mayflower’s journey to America, the experiences of the Pilgrims and the hardships of surviving in a new country.
Students will learn that communication is sharing information and will understand ways to communicate (e.g., gestures, pictographs, writing and printing).
Students will learn about children from various cultures around the world and compare daily life in other countries to daily life in the United States.
Students will learn about some ways people of different cultures and countries celebrate holidays.
Students will learn about selected post-Renaissance scientists and inventors from around the world. They will discuss ways inventions have changed community life over time.
Students will learn about globes and maps and will identify physical features of places (e.g., mountains, rivers, valleys, lakes).
Students will understand that regions are areas with common characteristics. They will understand similarities and differences between life in cities, towns, suburbs and farms.
Students will learn about presidents and other patriotic men and women in the United States prior to 1880 (e.g., George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman).
Students will learn about important buildings, statues and monuments associated with American history (e.g., the White House, Mount Rushmore).
Students will learn about the way American symbols, holidays and patriotic activities reflect the shared values, principles and beliefs of Americans.
Students will discuss the individual rights and responsibilities they have as part of their family, school and their community.
Students will identify human and natural resources (e.g., people in the community, oil, trees). They will discuss ways to use resources.
Students will understand the difference between consumers and producers and between goods and services. They will discuss needs and wants and the way people get things they need and want.
Students will learn about work and discuss the jobs people do in their communities.
Students will understand the basic concepts of spending money for goods and services and saving money for the future.