Kindergarten

• RELIGION

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.

MATHEMATICS

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.

SCIENCE

• Animals
• Animals we know
• How animals change and grow
• Animal homes
• Life cycles
• Insects
• Characteristics of an insect
• Observe insects in their environment
• Earth
• Investigate Earth focusing on landforms and bodies of water
• The sun and the moon
• Weather
• Kinds of weather
• Seasons
• How weather affects us
• Plants
• How trees grow
• Seeds and plants
• Food & Nutrition
• Where food comes from
• Healthy foods: fruits and vegetables

SOCIAL STUDIES

• Families
• My family and me
• Families get together
• How families change
• Friends
• What is a friend
• Getting along
• Transportation
• Getting around town
• Traveling far and near
• Wheels all around us
• Neighborhood
• Our neighborhood
• People and places
• Neighborhood workers
• Maps
• Basic map skills

*Important people in American History

*Holidays celebrated in the United States