Kindergarten

Religion

By the end of kindergarten, students will have an age-appropriate understanding of the following concepts:

  • The world is a gift from God
  • God loves us
  • We are friends of Jesus
  • We live as friends of Jesus
  • We celebrate special days and Feast Days of the Saints

Kindergarten students will begin learning and frequently pray the following:

  • The Sign of the Cross
  • The Our Father
  • The Hail Mary
  • Prayer to the Guardian Angel
  • Blessing with Holy Water
  • Grace before meals
  • Simple Mass responses

Kindergarten students will celebrate the Liturgical Year in class and with the entire parish community.

Religion Enrichment Activities:

  • Art
  • Weekly music \with parish music director
  • Dance and movement
  • Song
  • Faith families
  • School and parish wide service projects
  • Weekly Mass

Language Arts

Reading:

Students demonstrate reading readiness by knowing letters, words and sounds. They apply this knowledge to read leveled reading books. The following skills will be developed, but not limited to:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Decoding and word recognition of CVC words and high frequency words
  • Reading Comprehension strategies
  • Vocabulary and Concept Development
  • Concepts of print

Writing:

  • Use CVC words, high frequency sight words and phonetically spelled words to write
  • Write by moving left to write and from top to bottom
  • Write upper and lower case letters independently using proper letter formation
  • Write numbers 0-20 attending to form and proper spacing
  • Early Reader Step up to Writing strategies
  • Participate in leveled Guided Reading Groups

Listening and Speaking:

  • Recognize and use clear and coherent sentences when speaking
  • Understand and follow one and two step directions
  • Listen attentively

Math

Kindergarten Curriculum focuses on the following math concepts:

  • Sort and classify objects
  • Shapes
  • Patterns
  • Read, write and understand numbers 0-30
  • Comparing sets
  • Addition Concepts
  • Subtraction Concepts
  • Time to the hour
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Estimation
  • Problem solving
  • Calendar

Math Enrichment activities include:

  • Music
  • Math centers
  • Math games
  • Manipulatives/hands-on practice
  • Art

Science

  • Life Science-Animals
  • Life Science-Plants
  • Earth Science-Land, Air and Water
  • Earth Science-Weather
  • Physical Science-Objects Around Us
  • Physical Science-Investigating Water

Social Studies

  • Following rules
  • Being a good citizen
  • What can stories teach us?
  • Symbols
  • Community Helpers
  • Location Words
  • Maps and Globes
  • Neighborhoods
  • Calendars
  • Times Past

Additional Subjects

  • Physical Education
  • Music class
  • FAME/Fine Arts Program
  • Library
  • Computer Lab