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.




  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


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