Kindergarten Curriculum

Reading
  • Understand concepts of print (examples: parts of a book, left to right, top to bottom).
  • Can distinguish differences in sounds of spoken language.
  • Understand that a letter represents a sound.
  • Recognize the letters and the sounds they represent
  • Know some words by sight (goal of 25).
  • Listen to and demonstrate understanding of a wide variety of text (examples: alphabet books, informational stories, literature and nursery rhymes).
  • Demonstrate familiarity with everyday print (examples: signs, labels, newspapers, etc.).
  • Correctly answer questions about a book read aloud.
  • Retell a story in sequence
  • Connect events in a story to life experiences.
 Writing
  • With approximate accuracy, write upper and lower case letters of the alphabet.
  • Use letter-sound knowledge to write independently.
  • Spell some simple words correctly.
  • Write simple messages or directions for a specific reason.
  • Write a brief story (beginning, middle, end) with illustrations that match text.
  • Able to write name and some common words.
  • Write using beginning letter sounds.
  • Able to express ideas on paper through drawing and beginning writing.
 Listening & Speaking
  • Listen when others are speaking.
  • Understand and follow simple oral directions.
  • Show and tell using props.
  • Tell about an experience or story using a logical sequence.
  • Share information in complete, coherent sentences.
  • Blend and separate sounds in short vowel words
  • Match oral words to printed words
Literature
  • Identify a story’s sequence of events.
  • Listen to and identify classics and award winning books.
  • Use the library for selecting recreational reading materials.
 RELIGION
  • Name and act out things God has made.
  • Share favorite things which God has made.
  • Listen/respond to Scripture stories.
  • Acts out Scripture stories.
  • Retell Scripture stories in own words, drawings or in role-playing.
  • Respond creatively to lessons taught.
  • Demonstrate understanding of religious vocabulary.
  • Share stories about feelings.
  • Participate in frequent prayer experiences.
  • Experience the faith community of the classroom/school/parish/community.
  • Participate in service opportunities appropriate to age.
  • Know and participate in liturgical season activities and celebrations.
  • Responds orally to a variety of questions.
  • Know and recite prayers appropriate to grade level.
  • Demonstrates empathy towards others.
 MATH  Calculations & Estimations
  • Read, write, order and identify whole numbers less than 100.
  • Identify and differentiate money, penny, nickel, and dime.
  • Count to100 using objects.
  • Use manipulatives for exploring + and –.
  • Count by 2, 5, 10
  • Count using tally marks
  • Find sums and differences less than 6
 Statistics & Probability
  • Identify “more or less” from pictographs and bar graphs.
 Algebraic Relationships
  • Sort, classify and order objects by size, color, shape or other properties.
  • Create and extend patterns using concrete models.
  • Understand more than, equal too or less than.
 Measurement
  • Identify measurements of length, weight and size.
  • Interpret calendar information
  • Identify parts of a digital or analogue clock
  • Tell time to the hour.
  • Understand concept related to time of day.
 Geometry
  • Identify basic shapes.
  • Create shapes with manipulatives.
  • Identify plane and solid figures.
SCIENCE & HEALTH Physical, Life, Earth Sciences
  • Describe size and color of objects.
  • Sort and classify collections.
  • Recognize the pattern of a cycle.
  • Understand that living things are everywhere.
  • Recognize that change happens to many things.
  • Identify the sun, moon, stars and Earth.
  • Understand that things can be reused or  recycled and the impact it has on the environment.
Healthy & Fit Body
  • Recognize the food guide pyramid as the basis for healthful eating.
  • Demonstrate good personal health habits.
  • Identify basic body parts.
  • Identify 5 senses and their functions
  • Name behaviors that help prevent the spread of infection.
  • Identify how others influence health choices.
  • Locate school and community health helpers.
  • Practice personal safety skills.
  • Practice problem solving skills.
  • Identify positive ways to respond to conflict.
 SOCIAL STUDIES Civics & Government
  • Understand the need for rules, leaders and authority.
  • Demonstrate the necessity of rights and responsibility of self (examples: taking turns, chores, care of personal belongings, respecting what belongs to others, following rules, practicing honesty, self-control and kindness to others).
  • Use voting for group decision-making.
  • Say the Pledge of Allegiance and discuss how the pledge is a promise to be loyal to the United States.
 Economics
  • Understand how people work at jobs to provide for basic needs and wants.
  • Understand how limited resources force choices.
  • Introduce good decision making  with money.
 Geography
  • Know that the globe is a model of the Earth.
  • Use terms to describe relative location (examples: near, far, up, down, left, right).
  • Introduce directional terms-north, south, east, west.
  • Use maps and mapping skills and locate places on maps.
  • Observe natural surroundings.
  • Learn basic global features (examples: oceans, continents, poles, axis).
History/ Social Science Analysis
  • Distinguish among past, present and future.
  • Identify importance of holidays and celebrations.
 VISUAL ARTS
  • Explore different materials, tools and techniques and begin to create art.
  • Begin to create art using different materials, tools, and techniques to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
  • Begin to recognize and use simple artistic elements (i.e. line, color, shape, texture, form, value, space).
  • Explore how different materials, techniques and processes can create different effects and cause different responses.
  • Begin to use art materials and  tools in a safe, responsible manner.
  • Communicate about their own art work verbally
  • Observe and discusses art works.
  • Use a variety of types of visual art
  • Begin to identify what they see and feel about the work of art.
  • Create pieces of art for presentation
  • Introduce classic artists and their styles
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • Identify and perform a variety of developmental movement patterns (examples: running, jumping, throwing).
  • Participate in quality exercise.
  • Enjoy and participate in a variety of physical activities
  1. Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

    November 22 - November 24
  2. Feast of St. Nicholas

    December 6
  3. Student of the Month – Patience

    December 13 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
  4. Advent Program

    December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  5. Class Parties/Early Release @ 11:30 am

    December 15
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