Kindergarten Resources

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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Perkiomen Valley kindergarten classrooms are warm, friendly and ready for children on-the-go. Our classrooms reflect an environment where hands-on learning occurs, friends are made, students learn to be friends, and children develop a sense of community. Teachers offer a balance between active and quiet times as they lead our youngest learners. 

Our kindergarten program provides students with experiences and activities that encourage the development of academic and social skills. If you have questions about your child’s readiness for kindergarten, consider the following:
  • Is his/her birth date close to September 1? 
  • The recommendation of his/her preschool teacher 
  • Engaging in conversation with the principal, counselor or reading specialist of your elementary school.
Core Kindergarten Subject Areas Include:

 Reading: Students in kindergarten are introduced to the skills that help them to develop as strong readers. Students will focus upon the following:
  • Letter Recognition and Letter Sounds Word Recognition
  • Vocabulary
  • Listening Comprehension Text Organization Reading Comprehension
Students are engaged in reading through Big Books (Read Aloud), Guided Reading (Small Group Instruction), Independent Reading, and Shared Reading.

Writing: Our students participate in the writing process sharing their personal stories and interests in pictures, words, and sentences. They explore a variety of digital tools to publish their stories.  Resources for handwriting practice can be found below.

Math, Science & Social Studies: Students learn to recognize and write numbers. They add and subtract, identify geometric shapes, practice measuring and gain an understand of the calendar. They think like scientists learning about water, ladybugs, and the sun. In social studies, students learn about family and community and working together at school. 

Early Literacy Intervention/Enrichment: Perkiomen Valley provides early literacy intervention and/or enrichment to students. Teachers work with students individually or in small groups to target their reading needs and strengths identified from the variety of assessment data gathered. Progress monitoring of their growth is ongoing.

Kindergarten Plus is a resource provided to a small number of students the district believes will benefit from extended time in school. You will be contacted should this resource be one the school recommends for your child.

Kindergarten Eligibility

To be eligible for kindergarten in the Perkiomen Valley School District during the 2020-21 school year, a child must turn five years of age by Sept. 1, 2020. Kindergarten registration is typically held in the spring. Each building holds parent orientation nights in the spring, and orientation dates are also held in the summer prior to the start of school for incoming kindergarteners. Please see links below for more information.