Handwriting Without Tears

The students will learn proper letter formation, number skills, and sentence skills.

Religion

Students learn that God is a loving and forgiving God; that he made the world and all people should care for His world. Students learn about Jesus, the Son of God, Mary, the angels, and the saints, especially by learning these daily prayers:
  • Sign of the Cross
  • Angel of God
  • Our Father
  • Hail Mary
  • Glory Be
The students will attend and participate in monthly Mass, in Advent and Lent prayer services, and other scheduled liturgies.

Science

Kindergarten students will observe, discuss and participate in many hands-on activities.  Student will collect, describe and record information through a variety of means, such as drawings, maps, graphs and charts. Students will use simple measuring devices and concepts to gather information, investigate materials and observe processes and relationships.

Math

Our goal is to have students develop problem-solving skills and an understanding of small numbers, quantities, and simple shapes in their everyday environment. The students will:
  • Develop and use calendar skills on a daily basis,
  • Learn to sort and graph,
  • Learn to identify and complete patterns,
  • Explore the numbers 0-31,
  • Learn measurement skills,
  • Learn to identify solids and shapes,
  • Learn time and money skills, and
  • Explore addition and subtraction.

Language Arts

Students need to develop strong communication skills. Kindergarteners develop their language and expand their knowledge of new concepts through the development of oral language, conversations, shared reading experiences, oral vocabulary, and academic language. Students will learn to recognize letters and sounds using the Saxon Phonics Program. Students will learn these skills:
  • Sight words
  • Comprehension skills
  • Reading fluency
  • Sentence formation
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling (decodable words)
  • Grammar (nouns, verbs, adjectives)

Social Studies

Students will learn about families, community helpers, famous Americans, current events, and holidays using thematic units. They will also learn about various geographical regions using postcard Geography.