Kindergarten

We offer a faith-based, academic curriculum with enriched programs taught by specialty teachers:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Learning Specialist
  • Physical Education (2 teachers)

Support in the Classroom:

  • Instructional Aide
  • KinderCare Supervisor
  • Resource Teacher

Kindergarten Curriculum

Religion

  • “Call to Faith” series
  • “Let the Children Come to Me” ~ Interactive units incorporating faith-based values and beliefs into the curriculum
  • Monthly school masses with 7th grade buddies
  • Seventh Grade Buddies & School Clans

Language Arts ~ Scott Foresman: “Reading Street”

  • Phonics instruction
  • Integrated Kindergarten Literature Units
  • Once a week school library visit
  • Guest storytellers

Writing ~ Daily: Writers’ Workshop

  • Formal Manuscript Instruction
  • Monthly Writing Journals

Math: ~ Houghton Mifflin: “Go Math”

  • Take home math worksheet book for homework
  • Hands on experiences, the use of manipulatives
  • Real-world problem solving builds a strong foundation in mathematics

Social Studies ~ Houghton Mifflin Series

  • Supplemental Integrated Units
  • Integrated Social Studies curriculum involving community, community leaders, and historical events.
  • Community Awareness Field Trips

Science

  • Weekly themes
  • Hands-on experiments and demonstrations
  • Supplemental Integrated Units

Computer Literacy

  • iPads available for special apps
  • Math Program
  • Reading Programs
  • Art & Paint Programs

Physical Education

  • Three days per week with our P.E. teacher and aide
  • Emphasis on gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and general coordination
  • Good sportsmanship, turn taking and following directions are stressed
  • Supplemental Play Structure time

Fine Arts

  • Daily integrated projects ranging in various mediums
  • Two, thirty-minute music lessons by our Music Teacher
  • A credentialed resource teacher is on staff to assist individual students or small groups needing extra attention or enrichment

Thinking Center

  • Provides additional enrichment for students in grades K-2

Buddy Program

  • Students pair up with their 7th grade “buddies”
  • Monthly academic and social projects
  • K and 7th Buddies attend Mass and Prayer Services together

Homework

  • Daily supplemental sheets to reinforce daily work
  • Daily independent reading

 KinderCare:

  • A play-based program held in the kindergarten classroom
  • Offered daily for Kindergarten students until 3:10 P.M.
  • Extended Care offered for all students from 3:10 to 6:00
  • Includes snack-time, homework-time, craft activities, supervised outdoor play, and indoor quiet play
  • KinderCare and Extended Care cost $7.00/hour