K4 and K5 form the foundation for your child's formal education. K4 and K5 class sizes at GCA are kept small so each child gets individualized attention from the teacher during this vital time of their development.
Hours for K4 and K5
K4 MWF - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with an optional Late Stay (Kindergarten Enrichment Program) available until 3:00 p.m.
K4 TTH - Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with an optional Late Stay (Kindergarten Enrichment Program) until 3:00 p.m.
K5 - Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with an optional Late Stay (Kindergarten Enrichment Program) until 3:00 p.m.
Late Stay Schedule
12:35-12:50 Story Time
12:50-1:30 Outside Play
1:30-2:00 Table Games, Craft, Clay time (depends on the day)
2:00-2:30 Nap Time
2:30-2:45 Snack time/Read/clean up from nap
2:45-3:00 Color/Car Line
Bible: Children Desiring God—Jesus, What a Savior by Desiring God Ministries
Phonics: Introduction to The Logic of English
Math: Every Day Counts Calendar Math
Science: Harcourt Science
Through Harcourt’s activity manual, students are introduced to several scientific concepts. Units include Animals, Insects, Plants, Weather, Dental Health, and Five Senses.
Social Studies: Units including Friends and Family, Where We Live and Play, Thanksgiving, Manners, Transportation, Famous Americans
Related Arts: Music appreciation is integrated throughout the curriculum. In addition, students have formal classes in Music twice a week. Students have a scheduled recess time daily.
Although the schedule varies each day, this is a typical schedule:
8:30-8:50 Morning Meeting (Weekly Chapel for 3-day class)
8:50-9:00 Bathroom break
9:00-9:30 Music (twice a week)
9:30-9:45 Bible (lesson and verse recitation)
10:15-10:45 Snack and recess
11:10-11:30 Science/Social Studies/Handwriting
11:30-11:55 Reading (Teacher reading aloud to class)
11:55-12:00 Pack up and dismiss
Bible – He Established a Testimony (Old Testament), Chapel
Spelling – Logic of English
Handwriting – Logic of English cursive
Phonics/Reading – Students are taught to read using The Logic of English curriculum. From the publishers, "By integrating phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, reading, grammar, spelling, vocabulary development, fluency, and writing, Essentials provides a holistic approach to mastering written English." Supplemented with Dr. Suess books.
Math – Rod and Staff
Science – Harcourt. Through Harcourt’s activity manual, students are introduced to several scientific concepts.
History – All around Greenville! Teacher-created units and field trips introduce children to their local community’s history and community helpers. Key Historical American Figures
Related Arts – Music appreciation and art history are integrated throughout the curriculum. Students are exposed to the great artists of the past. In addition, students have formal classes in Music. Students have a scheduled recess time daily.
The K5 Class schedule may vary slightly from day to day, but generally looks like this:
8:30 School begins, morning work
8:35-9:05 Morning Meeting: Prayer, Pledge, Bible lesson, Calendar math
9:10-9:45 Logic of English phonics: writing, spelling, and reading are all integrated during this time.
9:50-10:35 Break: bathroom, snack, recess, bathroom
11:05-11:50 Science, History, and/or Art
11:50-12:00 Pack up/Clean up
“Specials” include Art, Drama, and Chapel once a week and Music twice a week for 30 minutes.
K4 and K5 students who are staying for Late Stay will eat lunch around 12:10 p.m. in the gym.