Kindergarten

Students in Kindergarten receive instruction in religion, integrated language arts and reading, math, science and social studies. The following are the summaries of the curriculum covered in each of these subject areas.

    Religion

Text – We Believe. Sadlier, 2015.

Students will study the seasons of the liturgical year, special feast days, Creation, Baptism, the Blessed Trinity and Mary. Special emphasis will be placed on Jesus including His life, miracles and mission. The students will be exposed to spontaneous, as well as formal, prayer on a daily basis.

English Language Arts

Text – Phonics (K).  Modern Curriculum Press, 2011.

One letter of the alphabet will be introduced each week with an emphasis on sound recognition and correct formation through printing practice. The students will be exposed gradually to consonant blends and digraphs. With the mastery of sounds, the boys and girls will progress to blending them to form words with a concentration on short medial vowel sounds. Color and number words will be introduced, and there will be an emphasis placed on high frequency words.

Communication and comprehension skills will be developed through daily exposure to various types of age appropriate literature.

Story writing will reinforce the use of punctuation, upper and lower case letter usage, action words, words of description and creative expression. Writing will also assist in exposing the students to spelling for the first time.

Math

Text – Go Math! (K). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

The skills to be covered will include: patterns, shapes, size-comparison, measurement, recognition and printing of numerals (0-20). In working with sets, the students will become familiar with the terms “greater than”, “fewer than” and “equal to”. Instruction progresses to joining and separating sets and simple problem solving.

Science

Supplemental Materials:  Science Spin. Scholastic, 2016.

Science Dimensions.  Houghton, Mifflin Harcourt, 2018

Students will study the five senses, the seasons, characteristics of living things, planting, nutrition, the human body, weather and drug resistance awareness.

                                                   Social Studies                                               

Supplemental Materials:  Let’s Find Out. Scholastic, 2016.

Topics included will be: the concepts of self, family and community, maps, direction, the globe, famous people in history and present day, holidays and community helpers.

Additional Information

Students in Kindergarten also attend classes in Art, Library, Computer, Spanish, Music and Physical Education. For a program description in these subjects, please click on the corresponding menu item at the top of the page.

For a description of the Curriculum Guidelines of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, visit the website of Archdiocese of Phiiadelphia Office of Catholic Education .

For information regarding Core Curriculum State Standards for Kindergarten, click here: 

http://www.catholicschools-phl.org/images/Kindergarten_Standards.pdf