Kindergarten attends Mass monthly starting in October. In religion, students learn how to make the Sign of the Cross correctly and the students learn many different prayers. The teachers and students listen and explore the stories in the Bible. As a class, we also reflect on these Bible stories and how they relate to our daily lives.
Students learn many different math skills like patterning, sequencing, writing to 100, addition, subtraction, telling time to the hour, geometric shapes, counting by 1s, 5s, and 10s to 100.
Learning to read in Kindergarten starts with identification of letters and their sounds. We explore letters and their sounds by using the Science of Reading. There is a sound wall resource and a vowel valley resource visible for the students to learn from in the classroom. These tools will introduce students to learn what their mouth looks like when making a particular sound. There are mirrors to look at our mouths so that we can make that connection: sound to letter. Sight words will be taught from the Dolch word list, focusing on the Pre-Primer and Primer words. Students learn basic foundations of reading which includes how to read from left to right and tracking words while reading.
Our Kindergarten students interact with the older children and receive help from our very successful buddy program.
Learning Centers are hands-on, play based opportunities for students to work in small groups. Students use Chromebooks during centers to help reinforce typing and math skills.