Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a very special and Big year! At St. Patrick School, we are committed to faith and excellence as we focus on educating the whole child.  Mrs. Wolfe, our Kindergarten teacher, provides an environment where children feel nurtured, valued, challenged, and supported. Her students reflect joy and happiness when they come to school because of her warm and nurturing manner.

Mrs. Wolfe invites all parents to be involved in Kindergarten by volunteering to read books to students, to help students during lunch, to work in the classroom on various projects…the list is extensive. Mrs. Wolfe wants parents to feel welcomed into the classroom environment.

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 (also a Kindergarten teacher)
  • KinderCare Supervisor
  • Learning Specialist

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 manipulative
  • Real-world problem solving builds a strong foundation in mathematics

Social Studies ~ Houghton Mifflin Series

  • Supplemental Integrated Units
  • The 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

  • Mathletics Math Program
  • Yaz Kids, Starfall Reading Programs
  • Kid Pix, Art & Paint Program
  • iPad Centers throughout each week

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
  • Meeting the Needs of Students
  • A credentialed learning specialist 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 starts 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 $6.00/hour