Returning for the 2016-2017 school year, the Dysart Unified School District will be offering full-day instruction for all kindergarten students.
The Dysart kindergarten program is standards-based and designed to be developmentally and individually appropriate in addressing four areas of development: Cognitive, Social, Emotional and Physical. There is no direct cost to families for this full-day program.
The focus of the kindergarten program will be for teachers to deliver curriculum aligned with the Arizona academic standards. Students will have the opportunity to develop fundamental understandings while beginning to apply these understandings to hands-on, real-life experience. Within a flexible framework, weekly instruction includes:
Kindergarten literacy will engage students in daily lessons and activities that will develop their reading and writing foundational skills and provide an opportunity to express themselves through various modes of communication. Literacy components include vocabulary, oral language development, interactive writing, small group and independent reading, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, read alouds, text discussion/collaboration, and independent writing/publishing.
Kindergarten math provides students the opportunity to think about numbers and their
relation to our world, including problems and their possible solutions. Students will investigate and explore our world and the numbers within it as they interact with daily activities such as calendar, vocabulary building, shared problem solving, manipulatives, as well as guided math and centers aligned to the math standards.
Science and Social Studies
Science experiments, Social Studies projects/activities and other standards-based centers and activities to support instruction will be embedded into language arts and math instruction when applicable.
Transportation will be provided for the kindergarten classes within the school boundaries.
Kindergarten registration for all schools in the Dysart Unified School District is now open. To determine the school boundary for your residence, please visit www.dysart.org/boundaries. In order to register for school, parents must provide a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency.