8:45 AM-2:30 PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:45 AM-12:10 PM Tuesday & Thursday
Extended Days Option: M-F 8:45 AM-2:30PM
Early Bird Program: 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM (Early Drop off)
Our CHUMS Kindergarten program meets all requirements outlined by the Texas Education Agency. Combining these required studies along with developmentally appropriate experiences, your child receives a unique Kindergarten experience. CHUMS maintains a low teacher/student ratio (1:12) in order to meet each child where they are at academically.
Your child will also participate in music, computer and motor skills, and science classes each presented by a specialized teacher. Children will visit our outdoor classroom, where they grow and harvest their own vegetables throughout the year. They will also visit our school library once a week.
Field Trips and On-Campus Events:
Your child will participate in educational field trips and on-campus events throughout the year.
Our Kindergarten Literacy curriculum, Fountas and Pinnell, is a comprehensive reading program that consists of three key elements: phonics, spelling, and word study lessons. These elements teach the building blocks needed for blending sounds, letters, and words.The guided reading collection includes engaging, leveled books tailored to each child's individual reading level. The writing component of Fountas and Pinnell explores the essential elements of the reading/writing connection. It is designed to accelerate and support children's critical understanding of the writing process.
Learning Without Tears is a fun and engaging developmentally appropriate handwriting curriculum that enables children to master handwriting as an automatic and comfortable skill. Multi-sensory activities and manipulatives appeal to all learning styles and provide a hands-on approach to handwriting.
Our Mathematics curriculum, Investigations 3 is a focused, coherent, and rigorous mathematics curriculum. Deep and careful attention is paid to mathematics content and to student thinking and understanding. Making sense of mathematics is the heart of the work, for students and teachers. This curriculum is hands-on learning and supports a range of learners. Investigations 3 focuses on Numbers and Operations, Measurement, Geometry, and Data.
The Daily Five helps students develop independence, stamina, and accountability. It provides students with an abundant amount of time for practicing reading, writing, and math. It also increases the amount of time teachers spend with students one-on-one and in small groups; thus, improving school-wide achievement and success in literacy and math. Hands-on science activities using topics taken from earth, life and physical science are also a part of our Daily Five.
Our classrooms provide several learning centers, which offer opportunities for your child to learn through challenging activities. Centers include:
Art Center, Dramatic Play, Manipulative Center
Library, Block Center, Science, and Sensory Center.