Kindergartners Become Readers
At Cascade Christian schools, we partner with parents to help guide each child into becoming who God has called them to be. We do this by working to develop each child academically, socially, spiritually, and physically (often referred to as "the whole child"). We begin this development in our Early Learning Centers, which then transfers to Kindergarten... all the way through high school.
Kindergarteners learn so much in this most crucial and amazing year of school. By the middle of the school year, students are reading, writing short sentences, spelling words, and learning the concept of numbers - which helps them to understand how to add and subtract. Not only is the classroom in full academic mode, they are also learning life skills such as learning how to work well with friends, learning how to think about others (not just themselves), and learning how to finish what they start. The class reads the Bible every day, and talks about what it means to really live for Jesus, and how to be a biblical leader.
It is an absolute joy to watch a child’s face light up when he or she begins reading - and they know they are reading. There are often students, who, at the beginning of the year, barely know their letters and sounds, but by mid-year are now able to blend sounds together to read short words and sentences, which then transfers into reading books. Teachers celebrate joyfully with the students as they become more and more confident in their abilities and can say, "We are readers!"