Kindergarten Curriculum


RELIGION
A student will be able to:
– be aware of God in his or her daily life
– know that God’s love is experienced through creation,
  the five senses, other people, and in the teachings of Jesus
– celebrate the importance of the church seasons – especially
  Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter
– recite from memory the Our Father, Hail Mary and Sign of the Cross

 

SOCIAL STUDIES
The students will be able to:
– heighten awareness of self and basic needs
– follow simple and reasonable school rules
– develop an understanding about children, families, events in other
   times and places through art and literature
– enjoy celebrating many different holidays with some understanding of their significance
– develop an understanding of school and neighborhood community
– understand and apply basic map skills
– identify and respect community helpers
– learning life skills to handle conflicts non-violently

 

Language Arts
A student will be able to:
– identify and print upper/lower case letters of the alphabet
– recognize letter sounds
– make predictions using picture clues
– follow simple oral directions
– print his/her own name
– appreciate listening to readings of different forms of literature
– identify and locate parts of a book
– sequence pictures to determine story order
– begin to distinguish between real and imaginary
– participate in a discussion or story
– relate information to personal experience
– discuss alternative endings to stories
– participate in daily shared oral language experiences using
   rhyme, rhythm, and repetition
– use developmentally appropriate speech patterns

 

SCIENCE
A student will be able to:
– better understand living and non-living things
– respect and appreciate Earth’s gifts and to use them carefully
– identify the four seasons and discuss weather/activity changes
– observe and describe physical changes in the environment
– recognize some characteristics of plants and animals and their importance to our world
– observe and participate in simple classroom experiments

MATH
A student will be able to:
– develop number sense and an ability to represent numbers in a variety of forms
– develop spatial sense and an ability to recognize and work with patterns and shapes
– understand and apply counting numbers and one to one correspondence
– develop an understanding of basic concepts involving time, money, and measurement
– develop an understanding of gathering data, graphing, and drawing conclusions
– develop an ability to sort and classify objects
– develop an understanding of addition and subtraction through the use of manipulatives
   and storytelling
– develop an understanding of basic mathematical terms

 

Our Kindergarten Program Features:
– a brain compatible environment which encourages creativity and discovery, stimulates
   natural curiosity, builds academic and physical skills, nurtures spiritual growth, and
   enhances self-esteem
– various interdisciplinary thematic units
– Participation in school activities (liturgies, field day, assemblies)

 

Socialization Skills
A student will be able to:– develop self control in group activities
– take responsibility for his/her actions and realize there are consequences
– experience a variety of hands on activities
– work cooperatively on group activities

 

ART
A student will be able to:
– experiment with a variety of basic art media
– develop fine motor skills through drawing, painting, coloring, cutting, gluing and modeling
– explore art history and some famous works of art

 

COMPUTER
A student will be able to:
– identify certain computer parts
– develop basic mouse skills
– exit a program
– use a variety of computer programs to enhance skills in other subject areas

 

LIBRARY
A student will be able to:
– visit weekly and check out a library book for the week
– identify the structure of a book and the proper treatment of a book
– enjoy weekly story time after checking out their book

 

MUSIC
A student will be able to:
– feel and move to a steady beat
– imitate short rhythmic patterns
– differentiate between high and low sounds
– participate in finger play and singing games
– sing simple songs
– sing and praise God with Church songs

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
A student will be able to:
– practice basic manipulative skills with equipment –
  bean bags, balls, hoops, scooters, jump ropes, and parachutes
– explore locomotor movements
– play recreational games

 

SPANISH
A student will be able to:
– comprehend and respond appropriately in Spanish when greeted and following a command
– name the primary, secondary, and neutral colors in Spanish
– count from zero to ten in Spanish
– sing and comprehend Spanish songs
– identify foods, clothing, classroom objects, community, and family