Math, Science and Geography
Dominion uses Math in Focus, a curriculum based on Singapore Math methodology. We want our kindergarten students to develop strong number sense. This number sense helps them grow as mathematicians as they move from concrete manipulatives to pictorial representations and finally (in later years) work with abstract (numerical) representations.
The students make scientific discoveries through the study of the five senses, animals and their habitats, plants, and simple machines. We also have a focused study on trees and weather utilizing FOSS (Full Option Science System) kits. FOSS kits are a research-based science curriculum developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley.
Kindergarteners will "travel" around the world in their study of world geography! We identify the continents, the compass rose, and the oceans. During the second half of the year, parents, friends, or relatives come once a week to share pictures, information, and food from a different country. We compile a booklet of the flags for each country studied and students love collecting their passports around the world.