In Kindergarten, students will be introduced to the following concepts:
- Knowledge of the Faith
- Liturgical Education
- Moral Formation
- Teaching to Pray
- Education for Community Life
- Missionary Initiation
INTEGRATED LANGUAGE ARTS
- demonstrate proficiency in decoding sounds, letters and words in written English in order to become independent and fluent readers in a variety of literary sources;
- demonstrate effective speaking processes at the appropriate level of development including the ability to address a wide variety of publics;
- demonstrate proficiency in writing across the curriculum in all disciplines, with clarity, organization and structure including the ability to address a wide variety of publics;
- demonstrate appropriate listening skills to enhance learning through the receptive process.
Through investigation, exploring, and hands on activities the students will focus on:
- Counting and Cardinality – recognized numbers 0-100; order and write numbers 0-50; order first through tenth; count by 2s, 5s, and 10s; recognize and identify fractions.
- Numbers in Base 10 – identify missing numbers on a number line; understand the concept of addition and subtraction.
- Geometry – explore, identify, and draw basic shapes; describe and locate objects; explore and identify geometric solids; create shapes from parts; identify and construct open and closed paths.
- Measurement and Data – compare bigger, smaller, longer, and shorter; describe different ways of measuring objects; create monetary denominations using pennies, nickels, and dimes; compare objects using size and weight; identify time on a digital clock and analog clock to the hour; use a calendar: day, week, month, and year.
- Operations and Algebraic Thinking – describe patterns using objects and numbers; sort, copy, and continue patterns; create simple patterns; skip counting.
- Statistics and Probability – collect objects to arrange and create a graph; draw conclusions based on data displayed on a graph; perform a simple probability activity and record the outcomes; make predictions based on real life experiences; begin to differentiate between guessing and estimating.
- Animals we know
- How animals change and grow
- Animal homes
- Life cycles
- Characteristics of an insect
- Observe insects in their environment
- Investigate Earth focusing on landforms and bodies of water
- The sun and the moon
- Kinds of weather
- How weather affects us
- How trees grow
- Seeds and plants
- Food & Nutrition
- Where food comes from
- Food traditions
- Healthy foods: fruits and vegetables
- My family and me
- Families get together
- How families change
- What is a friend
- Learn about friends
- Getting along
- Getting around town
- Traveling far and near
- Wheels all around us
- Our neighborhood
- People and places
- Neighborhood workers
*Important people in American History
*Holidays celebrated in the United States