Kindergarten Classroom Activity

 Welcome to Horizon Honors Elementary School
Kindergarten – a place for your child to grow!


In Kindergarten, we provide a “gifted education program for all students” where students learn through varied educational approaches and develop measurable academic and social goals to grow as learners. We provide this program by systematically grouping, differentiating, and challenging students at their appropriate instructional level. Teachers implement and evaluate assessment data regularly: sharing and collaborating with students and families to meet their personal goals.

Small male child with folder in hand talking to another childAt Horizon Honors Elementary, our Kindergarten students grow – academically, socially, and emotionally. Our program has a strong focus on developing skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Teachers also focus on our school values that are the cornerstone of our school. Most importantly, our students learn to become independent thinkers, life-long learners, and friends! All of these skills are delivered in a caring and nurturing environment by our experienced Kindergarten staff.

Students in our Full Day program have the added opportunity to explore music, technology, Spanish and Physical Education. They also work cooperatively during Project Group to develop their critical and creative thinking and problem-solving skills while working together to solve real-world problems.

Our Kindergarten program is designed to:

  • Challenge students academically as individuals – student academic goals are developed based on their individual needs
  • Expand social skills – working together and applying our school values
  • Build self-confidence through communication & presentation skills and self-awareness
  • Develop a joy for learning, thinking, and problem-solving
  • Expose students to new ideas and concepts through hands-on experiences
  • Make and develop new friendships while cultivating respect for others


Young female child with circle paper in her handHalf-Day Program Hours – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Full-Day Program Hours – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Age Requirement: Must be 5 years old on or before August 31st

Staff to Student Ratio: 1 to 13 (1 teacher & 1 teacher assistant)

Horizon Honors Elementary’s Kindergarten program is designed for students turning five by August 31st who are excited about learning. Each child has an individualized learning plan (ILP) designed by the parent, student and teacher to ensure the specific academic and social needs of each child are being met.

The Arizona College and Career Readiness standards are the basis for the teacher-designed curriculum. The half-day program is delivered in the morning and includes daily learning time dedicated to reading, math, and writing. The full-day program includes daily learning time dedicated to reading, writing, math, and extends the learning experience into Project Group, Physical Education, Spanish, Technology, Music, Literature Exploration, Media Center visits, as well as lunch and recess.


7:45 - 8 a.m. -               Students come in and unpack
8 - 8:35  a.m. -              Calendar  /  Big Morning Meeting
                                      Nursery Rhymes
                                      Modeled Writing
8:35 - 9:35 a.m. -           Math
9:35 - 9:45  a.m. -          Snack
9:45 - 11 a.m. -              Language Arts
                                      Read aloud
                                      Writing Modeling day (Monday)
                                      Guided Reading/Decoding (Tuesday - Friday) 
                                      Centers: journals, art project, working file, file folders, etc.

Half-day students leave at 11 a.m.

11 – 11:30 a.m. -           TA Mini-Lessons, Recess
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. -   Lunch
12 – 12:30 p.m. -           TA Mini-Lessons, Recess
12:30 - 12:45 p.m. -       Pack up         
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. -         Project  Group
1:45 - 2:50 p.m. -           Specials: Technology, Music, PE, Spanish, or Library
2:45 - 3 p.m. -                Pack up, share
3 p.m. -                          Dismissal

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