Kindergarten is a crucial year in a student’s academic journey. It provides numerous opportunities for them to interact with their learning environment, which lays the foundation for future success in school. This year is all about expanding the child’s mind and fostering a desire to learn. It is an exciting time of discovery, where students realize that learning can be fun, stimulating, and rewarding.
During kindergarten, students receive age-appropriate instruction in various subjects, including art, library, music, physical education (P.E.), Spanish, and technology. Moreover, curriculum-appropriate field trips are also scheduled throughout the year, enhancing the learning experience.
Kindergarten students learn letter/sound recognition, phonetic word blending skills, short and long vowel sounds, and sight words through stories, songs, and poems.
Our math curriculum is enhanced through an interactive and visual learning program that aims to provide opportunities for learning new math skills and reinforcing previously learned ones. This program utilizes various interactive and visual tools, including math manipulations, shape blocks, base-10 rods, counters, play money, stories, games, and songs to develop and teach math concepts.
Our program for faith development has been approved by the U.S. Bishops’ Committee. Our activities concentrate on enhancing faith development through the utilization of language, listening skills, visuals, and motor skills. We aim to teach our students about scripture, Bible stories, and prayers. We also encourage them to memorize essential prayers such as the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be. Additionally, we offer mealtime and daily prayers to help our students cultivate a deeper understanding of their faith.
Students have the opportunity to develop their social skills through various activities. They are encouraged to cooperate, share, take turns and actively listen to one another. These activities are designed to help students mature socially and emotionally over the course of the school year. Additionally, students learn to exercise self-control, understand and respect rules, and find joy in helping and sharing with their peers. As a result, their confidence and self-esteem increase.
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, and share results with others by conducting age appropriate experiments in Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth Science.
The students are taught basic handwriting skills, including proper pencil grip, letter and number formation, sentence spacing, and grammar rules.