What Will My Child Learn?


• During the first year of preschool at Nahunta Hall, your child will learn to count to 10. We teach our preschool students to count to 10 in American Sign Language. They will learn to recognize that quantities can be represented by numbers and they will begin to recognize and name the numerals 0-9. Primary students learn to compare groups of objects to identify which group has more and which group has less. They also begin to perform basic addition and subtraction using objects.

• During the second year of preschool at Nahunta Hall, your child will learn to represent numbers to 999 using groups of tens and ones. They will increase their fluency and understanding of addition and subtraction. Primary students begin working with integers and fractions. They will also begin telling time to the hour.

• In kindergarten, your child will learn addition of 3 digit numbers with regrouping. They will deepen their understanding of equivalent factions. They will also begin their study of multiplication.


• During their first year of preschool, students learn the mechanics of reading— holding a book, following the print on a page from left to right and understanding that the words on a page carry the meaning (and usually match the pictures). They play listening games and begin to sound out words aurally.

• In their second year of preschool, students learn the sounds made by all the letters in the alphabet. They spell short words and read simple books.

• Kindergarten students play rhyming games, learn about the sounds made by combinations of letters and read longer books. They begin to explain what they are reading and they compose their own stories.


• Preschool students begin handwriting by practicing their fine motor skills and learning to hold a pencil correctly. They learn to finger spell the alphabet in American Sign Language.

• By the end of their second year of preschool, students will recognize and form the capital letters. They can write their first name and can write short words when given a model.

• In kindergarten, our students begin cursive practice of the lower case letters.