Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten curriculum is as follows:

 

Religion

The God Loves Us program acknowledges that young children have a readiness to learn about God. The program incorporates Scripture in each lesson to help the children relate the richness of the Catholic faith to their everyday lives.  The children learn about God’s Love, Growing in God’s Love, Sharing God’s Love and Celebrating God’s Love. In the fall the children will learn about the rosary and make their own, to use throughout the year.

 

Text:  God Loves Us, Loyola Press, 2008

 

Math

The content covered in Kindergarten includes:

  • Sorting
  • Geometry and Patterns
  • Positions
  • Numbers 1-10
  • Numbers to 31
  • Tables, Graphs, and Fractions
  • Addition and Subtraction Readiness
  • Money and Time
  • Measurement
  • Numbers to 100

 

Text: Progress in Mathematics Grade K, Sadlier-Oxford, 2009

 

Reading

In Kindergarten, children learn the 26 letters of the alphabet and one sound for each letter, then apply their new skills to blend sounds to read words and sentences. They will practice all of the reading and language arts skills in a carefully integrated multimodal approach using decodable text.

 

Text:  The Superkids Reading Program, Zaner-Blosner, Inc. 2017

 

Science

Learning begins with curiosity Inspire Science is skillfully designed to spark students’ interest and enable them to ask more questions, think more critically, and maximize their ability to creatively problem solve.

 

There are 6 exciting topics covered in Kindergarten, they include Forces and Motion, Energy and Sun, Weather, Plants and Animals, Impacts on the Earth’s Systems, and Protecting Our Earth.

 

Text:  Inspire Science, McGraw-Hill Education, 2017

 

Social Studies

The themes covered in the Kindergarten curriculum are, Being a Good Citizen, My Country, Workers, Where We Live, Time Goes By, and Stories of the Past.  Class Field Trips include- School Day at the Dixie Classic Fair and Hawks Pumpkin Patch.

 

Text:  Our World, Now and Long Ago. Harcourt School Publishers, 2007

 

Handwriting

Learning to write in manuscript is exciting for children. In Kindergarten the skill is taught using a planned sequential approach. The goal is for every child to write with fluency in a legible manner. The contents of the Kindergarten workbook include: Posture, Pencil/Paper Position, Top to Bottom and Left to Right, Correct Slant, Backward and Forward Circle, Upper and Lower Case Letters, and Writing Numerals.

 

Text:  Writing Our Catholic Faith (Kindergarten Beginning Manuscript Writing), Universal Publishing, 2016

For the 2017-2018 Kindergarten Supply List, please click below.