Kindergarten at Water of Life Lutheran School
                                            
Top two photos by Jennifer Shepherd- JennLynn Photography
Our Kindergarten class embodies the finest in spiritual, academic, and character development practices for our young students to help them achieve school success in Kindergarten, First Grade, and beyond.

With a small class size, low student/teacher ratio, and the Bible as its foundation, your child will have the opportunity to:

  • grow in an understanding of our gracious God
  • grow in knowledge
  • gain an appreciation of the world around us
  • discover the enjoyment and excitement that comes from learning new things and mastering new skills                                    
Our Kindergarten Class:
  • exceeds Common Core and State of Nevada standards
  • fully complies with all State of Nevada regulations governing private Kindergarten programs
  • is licensed by the State of Nevada Department of Education
  • offers the highest quality learning opportunities in the Bible, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Art
  • features an emphasis on reading
  • fosters growth in your child's knowledge of how much God loves all people, especially children
  • establishes a strong foundation for emotional development and character development in your child
  • helps your child grow in self-confidence and independence
  • provides an opportunity to grow in the arts through piano lessons
  • prepares your child for 1st grade and beyond

In addition, your child will have an opportunity to use the highest quality curriculums for language arts and math. Both curriculums feature engaging and hands-on instruction methods, as well as an opportunity to incorporate age-appropriate technology. We 

About our Language Arts and Math

Language Arts
Our language arts curriculum is the SuperKids Reading Program. It's a core literacy curriculum that teaches all aspects of reading seamlessly integrated with the language arts. Built on scientific research and proven pedagogy, it combines age-appropriate rigorous instruction with highly motivating materials.

Based on research and real-world proven methods, the SuperKids Reading Program utilizes solid phonics instruction to
help students quickly learn and master spelling, reading, and writing.

Some of the concepts your child will master include:
  • Blending letter-sounds to decode (read) words
  • Segmenting letter-sounds to encode (spell) words
  • Reading 66 high-frequency Dolch words 
  • Parts of speech, synonyms, antonyms, categorizing words
  • Comprehension and fluency skills for literary and informational texts
  • Writing mechanics, writing process, and types of writing (narrative, opinion, informative/explanatory)

Mathematics
Our math curriculum is the Saxon Math Curriculum. This research based curriculum utilizes a unique approach to math instruction that enables students to retain their learning, connect it to other concepts, and apply it in problem solving situations. This approach
 is designed to support long-term mastery and applications that will make a difference in future success in math. Just as importantly, Saxon Math materials are engaging and enjoyable for students to use.

Saxon Math for Kindergarten provides instruction in core concepts that include:
  • Numbers and Operations
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Patterns, Algebra, and Functions
  • Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Connections 

Class Options
 
Half-Day Kindergarten:
8am-12pm
 
Full-Day Kindergarten:
AM Kindergarten from 8am-12pm + AfterCare from 12pm-4pm


View a sample daily schedule 

Meet our Kindergarten teacher- Mrs Otto
Photo by Jennifer Shepherd- JennLynn Photography

A ministry of Water of Life Lutheran Church; offering Preschool, Pre-K, & Kindergarten to Summerlin, Spring Valley, & Rhodes Ranch areas of southwest Las Vegas.