Full day kindergarten is offered. Kindergarten begins the day at 7:40am and dismisses at 2:10pm with the rest of the school. Some of the highlights of the year include an introduction to computer and library skills, a Thanksgiving Feast, a 100th Day of School celebration, and Pajama Day. Field trips include the pumpkin farm, the Marriott Theater, the fire station and Ela library.
The skills focused on throughout the year include:
Learn and recite the opening prayer, grace before meals and the Our Father
Develop Scripture awareness by hearing Bible stories and verses
Demonstrate social skills such as taking turns, sharing, listening without interrupting, etc.
Identify the seasons of the year, holidays and celebrations
Develop an awareness and appreciation between God and His creation by learning the interdependence between people, animals and nature
Make charts and graphs to record observations
Handwriting – form upper and lower case and numbers using the Handwriting Without Tears program.
Reading – identify rhyming words; identify initial and final consonant sounds and short and long vowel sounds; retell a story in sequence and draw pictures to show meaning
Writing – write words, sentences and stories to express ideas and to reinforce reading and handwriting skills
Classify groups by color, size and shape and recognize and continue a simple pattern
Identify and write numbers to 30 and count and match objects to 20
Identify 2D and 3D shapes
Solve simple addition and subtraction problems using manipulatives
Measuring – compare length, height and weight using non-standard units of measure
Computers, the smart board, and iPad are integrated throughout the different subject area