Aberdeen Hall’s enriched, full-day Kindergarten program provides students with a nurturing yet challenging environment, designed to develop strong primary literacy and numeracy skills. This includes specialist instruction in AIM French, Music, ADST, and Physical Education. Using well-researched programs such as Jolly Phonics, Oxford Reading Tree, and Handwriting Without Tears, our Language Arts program offers active, multi-sensory and engaging lessons for students with a variety of learning styles. Our Math program fosters a sense of accomplishment and success with mathematics by developing problem- solving skills and the understanding of patterns, numbers, operations, measurement, geometry and graphing. The program employs a combination of mental activities, games and songs, written activities, as well as the use of manipulatives in practical work. Our team-teaching approach to delivering the curriculum ensures students of all abilities are challenged at the appropriate level. We build interest in the natural world through a hands-on approach to the BC curriculum; developing skills in observation and independent, inquiry- based thinking. Investigating similarities and differences among communities, families, traditions, and celebrations instills an appreciation for and a curiosity about the world around us.