Academic success begins in kindergarten with our Core Knowledge curriculum that provides the foundation for educational achievement. This program challenges the student to explore the wonderful world of learning through a research-based plan. This plan provides a systematic approach across the curriculum which presents the knowledge that is necessary to succeed in today’s world. Our math program, enVision Math, enhances this goal with its planned and personalized curriculum providing for a deeper understanding of math concepts.
Religion is the core of the day with Bible study, prayers, Mass and basic tenets of Catholic doctrine at the heart of our program. Merely studying our faith, however, is not enough. Putting our faith into practice is an integral part of our goal. Through visiting the sick, collecting food for the poor or making lunches for the homeless, we put our faith into action.
A daily calendar routine leads us to our 100 Day Celebration with all activities centered on that special number. Letter recognition, phonemic awareness, phonics and writing are all integral parts of our reading program. An Emergent Reader Program allows young readers to check out books from our classroom library to practice their reading at home. We make many class books as well as a special book about the seasons, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Making an astronaut is always fun as we explore the reaches of outer space. A dinosaur dig and making a fossil helps us to understand our planet’s past. The year draws to a close with every child decorating their own tee shirt as we take a last look at color mixing and movement of molecules. Every child has the chance to bloom in kindergarten!