Options: Half & Full Day Programs
The half-day program (3 hours, 5 minutes) is 2.5 hours longer per week than the prior part-day program. Children participate in “morning meeting” and community building activities each day to build their classroom community. They are provided with daily mathematics and literacy instruction in both whole-class and small-group settings, where there is support from teachers, paraeducators, and parent volunteers, as well as opportunities for dramatic and free-play. Children also receive Tiered Reading Instruction (more individualized literacy learning activities) for 30 minutes/day. Because the HPS half-day program is imbedded in the full day program, all of the play equipment, learning resources, iPads, and other technology that the full day students enjoy are available to the half-day students as well. All kindergarten children enjoy a morning snack and social time with their classroom peers and have recess on the playground with children from the other kindergarten sections. Half-day Kindergarten students finish their day at the beginning of the lunch period. All students in Kindergarten have the chance to attend school-wide activities, school community events and special celebrations multiple times throughout the year.
In addition to the above activities, students participating in the full-day kindergarten program (6 hours, 10 minutes) enjoy lunch in the cafeteria and have a second recess opportunity with the rest of the grade level. In the afternoon, full-day K students have the opportunity to explore science concepts and social studies themes, as well as to participate in Buddy Centers. They may choose to engage in activities such as building with blocks and Legos, dramatic play in the house area, free art creation with various materials, exploring projects or Apps on the iPads, or listening to books on tape/CD. Full-day K students will have one special subject each day. K Specials include Art, Music, Library, Spanish, Computer Science, and Physical Education.
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1000 Book Clubs
The mission of the 1000 Book Club Program is to provide quality literature to preschoolers and kindergartners while fostering a connection between home and school. The 1000 Book Club Program is a reading program designed for preschoolers, kindergartners and their families.