The Kindergarten is a transition from home to school. Its goals are to help the child master developmental milestones, and to lay a foundation for success in the grades curriculum. Play-based, it provides a rich sensory environment for oral language, artistic and motor activities. These activities include watercolor painting, beeswax modeling, storytelling, puppet shows and acting out fairy tales. Practical activities in the kitchen, garden and classroom encourage the child to imitate work done by adults. These activities serve as preparation for the structured academic curriculum of the grades.
Fairy tales and nature stories are used to introduce the pictorial and phonetic qualities of letters. Reading is approached through writing. Number concepts, form drawing and handwork (knitting) begin. Introduction of the four processes of arithmetic are covered.
Language Arts block include legends and animal fables, stories from inspiration people from around the world and nature stories. Children begin to read and write independently. Mathematics concepts build to include place value of large numbers.
Stories of the Hebrew people introduce history. A large block of practical life (farming, housing, clothing, etc.) is integrated into academic work. Language skills include reading spelling, writing original compositions, grammar, punctuation and parts of speech.
Cursive writing is taught, and crocheting begins. The Mathematics block includes higher multiplication tables, weight, measure and money.