Kindergartners learn how to write complete sentences using correct sentence structure through daily journal writing. Kindergartners use D’Nealian style writing. Nouns and verbs are taught in Kindergarten too.
Kindergarten attends Mass on Wednesday starting in October and starts going to All School Mass on Fridays by the end of January. In religion, students learn how to correctly make the Sign of the Cross, learn about the parts of a rosary, and listen to Bible stories. Students say daily the Morning Prayer, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Guardian Angel and Meal Prayer.
Math is built on skills learned in Pre-K. Students learn many math skills like patterning, sequencing, writing to 100, addition, subtraction, telling time to the hour, geometric shapes, counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s to 100.
Kindergarten uses McGraw-Hill Reading. There are leveled readers to go along with our stories. Students learn sight words as the foundation for reading. Kindergartners have reading groups during centers. Students learn how to read from left to right and track while reading.
Skills are reinforced during centers. Centers are hands-on. Throughout the year, there are opportunities for students to do STEM during centers as well as in Science. Students use Chromebooks and iPads during centers.
The last science activity is learning about the rain forest as well as building a rain forest.