Kindergarten is a year filled with experiences that promote a student’s interaction with their learning environment. These experiences lay the foundation for future academic success not only this year, but every school year that follows. Kindergarten stretches the mind of the child. This is a year of wanting to know; it is a time to discover that learning is exciting, stimulating, and fulfilling.
Students are provided age appropriate instruction for:
- Physical Education (P.E.)
Curriculum appropriate field trips are scheduled throughout the year.
Kindergarten teaches reading and phonics. Students are taught:
- Letter/Sound recognition
- Phonetic word blending skills
- Short and long vowel sounds.
- Sight words are introduced each week through:
Through an interactive and visual learning program to enhance the math curriculum, it creates opportunities for learning new math skills and the reinforcement of learned skills.
Math concepts are developed and taught through interactive and visual learning, such as:
- Math Manipulations
- Shape Blocks
- Base-10 rods
- Play Money
Utilizing a faith-development program approved by the U.S. Bishops’ Committee, Activities focus on faith-development through the use of:
- Listening skills
- Motor skills
- To learn:
- Bible stories
- To learn:
Students are taught to memorize:
- Our Father
- Hail Mary
- the Glory Be
- Mealtime & Daily Prayers
Here students refine their social skills and are encouraged to:
- Take turns
- Actively listen
Activities are designed to assist students to mature socially and emotionally throughout the school year.
The students also learn to:
- Use self-control
- Understand and respect rules
- Discover enjoyment in helping and sharing
- Resulting in increasing confidence and self-esteem.
Students are introduced to the Scientific Method, the steps scientist follow to investigate and answer questions about the world.
Students learn how to:
- Ask Questions
- Make a hypothesis
- Plan and carry out an experiment
- Observe and record data
- Draw conclusions
- Share results with others by conduction age appropriate experiments in:
- Physical Science
- Life Science
- Earth Science
The students are taught basic handwriting skills.
- Provided a variety of methods on how to hold their pencil correctly
- Construct letters and numbers correctly
- Using spaces when writing sentences
- Basic rules of grammar