Kindergarten

Kindergarten at St. Francis de Sales begins at 7:40 am and dismisses at 2:10 pm with the rest of the school. Some of the highlights of the year include an introduction to computer and library skills, a Thanksgiving Feast, the 100th Day of School celebration, and Pajama Day. Field trips include visits to the pumpkin farm, Marriott Theater, Lake Zurich fire station, and ELA library.

Curriculum

Kindergarten

RELIGION 

  • PRIMARY TEXT: Blest Are We, RCL Benziger
  • God Creates the Skies, the World, the Animals, People, and Me
  • Jesus Comes to Us
  • Jesus Gathers Friends, Tells Stories, Gives Thanks, Celebrates, Lives God's Love
  • Mary, mother of Jesus
  • Prayer, Service, Liturgy, Feasts, and Seasons

MATHEMATICS 

  • PRIMARY TEXT: enVision Math, Pearson
  • Number Recognition and Writing Numbers 0-20
  • Counting to 100
  • Understanding Addition and Subtraction
  • Data collection using Graphs
  • Introduction to Measurement: Length, Height, Capacity, Weight
  • Composing and Decomposing Numbers 11-19
  • Identifying and Describing Shapes (2D and 3D)

READING

  • Letter Recognition Aa-Zz
  • Rhyming Words
  • Syllables
  • Introduction to Phonics-Letter Sound Recognition
  • Introduction to High-Frequency Sight Words
  • Introduction to Story Elements: Character, Setting, Plot

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • PRIMARY TEXT: Voyages in English, Loyola Press
  • Introduction to Parts of Speech: Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives 
  • Introduction to Handwriting
  • Introduction to Capital Letters at the beginning of a sentence, Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
  • Write 1-2 complete sentences.

SCIENCE

  • PRIMARY TEXT: Interactive Science, Pearson
  • The Nature of Science
  • Introduce Scientific Method
  • Cause/Effect
  • Living and Non-Living Things
  • Plants and Animals
  • Earth and Sky
  • Weather conditions and temperature 
  • Matter and Mixtures

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Understanding Rules of Society
  • National Symbols
  • Community Helpers
  • Holidays
  • U.S. States and Capitals
  • U.S. Map