Teacher: Mrs. Kimball

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We use Spalding curriculum, a research proven approach to teaching pre-reading and writing skills.

The Spalding Method is a language arts program for children in grades K-6. The program uses explicit, integrated instruction and multisensory techniques to teach spelling, writing, and reading.


Franklin Phonetic’s Kindergarten program is a full-day program. There may be two kindergarten classes depending upon demand and interest.  Curriculum contains all of the elements that a child will need for first grade readiness. In previous years, the State of Arizona has determined that we may be able to accept children who turn five after September 1st of the current year but BEFORE December 31st of the same year. These children will be given a readiness test. This test will contain items that will check things such as their ability to write their name, recognize alphabet letters with a 90% or better accuracy follow simple directions and recognize numbers 1-10. Please note that these are not skills that the child will have to be familiar with 100%. Nevertheless, because of State budget cuts we have been told that we must prove that students born after the September 1st cut off have the maturity and cognitive capability that will allow them to be promoted to 1st grade the following year.


Phonograms: Gg, Hh

Review of A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S

Reading Readiness:  

We will be working on position words > Top, middle, bottom. We will also be working with retelling stories and identifyng the important parts of a story with story wands. Please read each night with yur child! 🙂


Practice writing all types of lines and circles. Introduction to Clock letters and the Spalding lines.

Language Arts

Poem : Five

Straight down and around a duck alive, add a bill to make a FIVE.



One to one correspondence, patterns, counting to 10.