Kindergarten

Breakfast for Your Brain - As children arrive in the morning, they are engaged in learning or social development activities.

Morning Meeting - Students join together to greet each other, talk about their lives, pray together, and build community.

Math - Students engage in both large and small group lessons that provide activities that appeal to children of varying learning styles and skill levels.  Some examples of topics covered are number sense, addition, and 2D and 3D shapes. 

Religion - Children learn about prayer, bible stories, the Saints, Mass responses, and Church holidays.  We also attend weekly Mass with our 6th grade buddies. 

Reading - Students engage in small and large group lessons to work on phonemic awareness, concepts of print, alphabet skills, phonics, word skills, and much, much more! Lessons are differentiated for the various abilities and skill levels of the students.

Writing - Students learn basic grammar and are able to construct a sentence using phonetic spelling by the end of Kindergarten.

Lunch - Kindergarten through second grade eat lunch together.  Our hot lunch program is run through Lancer Dining Services.  Milk is available for purchase daily.  A peanut free and nut free table is available for students with allergies.

Printing - Students learn basic strokes and formation for uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers. 

Science - Hands on Science lessons help children explore the world around them as we study trees and animal life throughout the year.  We also learn the basics of the scientific method.

Social Studies - Students learn more about the world they live in as we learn more about our communities and the holidays we celebrate! 

Art - Students learn basic art skills and terms and get their creativity flowing through fun an engaging art projects. 

Spanish/Physical Education/Music - Students go to a specialist for Spanish, Physical Education and Music.  Students attend one of the three each day on a rotating basis.

Library/Computers - Kindergarteners will attend library and computer class weekly.  Students check out books and have story time.  Students learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, how to log in, and some basic keyboard skills.

Free Choice - Each day, students are given the opportunity to engage in activities that build on their creativity, fine motor skills, and social skills. 

Curriculum

Reading/Writing:  Journeys - Houghton Mifflin/Harcourt

Math: Go Math - Houghton Mifflin/Harcourt

Printing:  Continuous Stroke - Zaner Bloser Religion: Image of God - St. Ignatius Press

Science:  FOSS Science Kits

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