Faith is nurtured every day through bible stories and learning about Jesus. Children learn that they are a part of God's family. In addition to learning prayers such as the Our Father and the Hail Mary, students also learn about the Creation story, All Saints, how God loves them, and how and why to love one another.
We bring faith alive through weekly masses, living the virtues, values integrated in the subject area, and our monthly Stewardship Program.
The students will develop a solid foundation in reading and phonics, and thus become successful readers and writers. The following skills will be taught throughout the year: phonemic awareness, letter and sound recognition, sight words, oral blending, handwriting and punctuation, sequencing, exposure to literature, and have literacy centers everyday.
The students will develop a foundation in the language and basic concepts of all areas of mathematics. The following skills will be taught throughout the year: classifying and sorting, numbers, numeral sequence, time and money, addition and subtraction, shapes, patterns and graphs, numeral printing, and they also do math centers which provide hand on experiences.
Students will learn about life science, earth science, and physical science. In life science, animals, plants, health, and safety are covered. In earth science, topics covered are agriculture, farming, and weather. Physical science covers types of matter, mixtures, sounds, and energy. In addition to these, the five senses are also covered.
Students will learn about the seasons, community and patriotism, holiday traditions, President's Day, and Columbus Day.
Technology has become a constant in our everyday lives. We want to make sure that our students are given the foundation to build upon in this technological world. During the course of the year, Kindergartners will be introduced to keyboarding (Home Row), participate in interactive games that teach mouse skills and problem solving, reading and math games, and a basic introduction to Microsoft Word. Kindergarten also has an interactive white board, along with an iPad that they use in the classroom for various situations.
Students will learn basic rhythms, pitch variation, dynamics and tempo, singing in groups while blending voices, matching dynamic levels, and responding to cues of a conductor.
In art, Kindergartners will learn the art elements and vocabulary, art appreciation, make unique creations and faith-based holiday projects.
Students enjoy simple games and structured play to develop gross motor skills and movement patterns, listening and following directions, identifying body parts, and manipulating sporting equipment.