My students and I came up with these rules together…
- Stay in your seat.
- Raise your hand to speak.
- Use your inside voice.
- Be nice to others!
- No Running.
Daily Reminders for Students and Parents:
- Check folders everyday.
- Take out all papers that have been graded and any completed work or coloring sheets.
- After the homework is completed, put it back in the folder.
- Place any notes, instructions, reminders, money, etc. for the teacher or school/office in the folder.
- Make sure to get a good night’s rest and have a good breakfast before coming to school!
Kindergarten students will learn through stories, activities, Scripture, prayer, discussion and reflection about their Catholic faith. Catholic values are discussed and integrated in all subject areas. The focus is on:
- Common prayers
- God made me special
- God’s family through Baptism
- Being Thankful
- Liturgical seasons
The Language Arts Program includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, and the study of literature. The components of the program emphasize the development of those skills that allow students to read with fluency, comprehend and interpret written materials, communicate well and listen and speak effectively. The skills acquired and understood are applied and reinforced in all content areas.
Children through the series experience authentic literature in the form of poetry, folktales, nonfiction, fiction, and fantasies. Reading fluency will develop and improve as students are presented with the following skills:
- Identifying letters of the alphabet
- recognizing letter/sound relationships
- recognizing high frequency words taught
- demonstrating phonemic awareness
- applying reading strategies
- linking spoken and written language
- sequencing story events
- comprehending main ideas
- predicting outcome of stories
- distinguishing fact from fantasy
Kindergarten students use writing to convey meaning. Students will:
- attempt to write effectively using words and pictures to convey thoughts
- attempt to write simple sentences
- apply spelling knowledge (skills are developed through a variety of spelling and phonetic patterns)
- apply grammar and mechanics capitalization complete sentences basic punctuation
Kindergarten students will listen for understanding, follow directions and respond appropriately to the speaker. Students will use acquired language and vocabulary to express opinions. They will:
- present material orally
- participate in discussions
- listen to & retell stories
TECHNOLOGY & REFERENCE SKILLS
Kindergarten students will be introduced to the computer as a tool for learning from a variety of sources. Students will:
- use software and CD-Roms for drill and practice
- recognize basic computer components
- identify uses of computer
Kindergarten students acquire a knowledge of mathematics and the ability to apply math skills to solve problems through the use of the text, extended activities, and hands on experiences. Students will:
- identify and continue patterns
- understand directional/positional words
- identify, write & order numbers from 0-30
- understand number sets from 0-30
- rote count to 100
- identify and describe shapes
- identify monetary values
- recognize time to the hour
- count by 1s, 5s, and 10s
- use manipulatives to solve unknowns
- use a calendar
- introduce graphing
- begin addition and subtraction
Students use concrete, hands-on experiences to understand science in the physical and natural world around them. They learn through observing, predicting, questioning and explaining. Students will study:
- plant, animal and human growth
- weather and seasons
- patterns of change of Sun/Moon/Earth
In Kindergarten students learn their prayers and basic vocabulary words such as numbers, shapes, and colors.
Kindergarten students will develop an awareness of people around them. The focus will be:
- working together
- mapping skills
In Kindergarten, students learn and explore factors that affect a healthy lifestyle. Students will:
- maintain personal fitness
- acquire an awareness of personal health needs
- demonstrate gross motor skills
- participate in cooperative group games
In Kindergarten, students will have the opportunity to express themselves in various art forms. Students will:
- communicate through art
- take pride in their work
In Kindergarten, students will have the opportunity to participate in music activities and to develop an appreciation for music. Students will:
- sing in groups
- identify musical notes and rhythmic patterns
- distinguish various types of musical
- instruments and elements