Five-Year-Old Kindergarten

Children turning age five on or before December 2nd are eligible to apply for enrollment in our five-year old Kindergarten (K-5) program.

Canterbury may conduct personal interviews with applicants and their families before offering an enrollment opportunity to those who qualify and for whom we have availability.

Language Arts

Phonics and Reading

  • Recognition of name, sound, and picture of long and short vowels and consonants
  • Sounding of blends, one and two-vowel words, and words with special sounds
  • Beginning phonics rules and special sounds
  • Reading of sentences and stories from thirteen books containing one-and two vowel words and special sounds
  • Cursive Writing
  • Letters, blends, words, and sentences
  • Name


  • Recognition of sentences by capital letters and periods
  • Rhyming words
  • Opposites


  • 13 poems committed to memory


  • Number recognition, counting, and writing 1–100
  • Number concepts 1–100
  • Numbers before and after 1–100
  • Numbers largest and smallest 1–100
  • Counting and writing by tens to 100
  • Counting and writing by fives to 100
  • Counting and writing by twos to 100
  • Number sequences by ones
  • Using number words 1–10 and first–tenth
  • Value of coins and dollar bill
  • Telling time
  • Using the calendar
  • Days of the week
  • Addition facts through 10
  • One-step story problems in addition
  • Beginning subtraction
  • Sequencing Same/different
  • Basic geometric shapes
  • Numbers Fractions—one half, one fourth
  • Arithmetic symbols—plus, minus, equals



  • God’s Plan for Seeds


  • God’s Plan for Animals
  • God’s Plan for the Seashore

Health and Human Biology

  • God’s Plan for Me

Earth and Space

  • God’s Plan for Weather
  • God’s Plan for Seasons

Social Studies

  • Community Helpers
  • Children of the World
  • America: Our Great Country (map studies, famous Americans and places)


  • Hymns /choruses
  • Memory verses
  • Bible doctrine
  • Lessons: Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Missionary Stories

Music Arts & Crafts

  • Traditional, patriotic, fun songs
  • Basic art concepts and techniques (cutting, gluing, painting) and further development of coordination/motor skills