Language Arts - Throughout the school year, students work on developing reading and writing skills. They practice reading and writing sight words. A goal by the end of the year is for all students to be able to read the first 30 words on the pre-primer list. They will also recognize one syllable words such as cat, dog, mom, hat, or pig. The students also develop a growing understanding of literary skills such as knowing who the characters are, understanding the plot, what has happened in the story, and relating the story to themselves or their life using comparing and contrasting skills. Students demonstrate an understanding that a complete sentence begins with a capital letter, shares a complete idea, and ends with the correct punctuation. Handwriting practice is supported through the Handwriting Without Tears program.
Math - The Saxon Math curriculum has an incremental structure that distributes content throughout the year. This integrated and connected approach provides deep, long-term mastery of the content and skills. Kindergarteners work on counting, basic addition and subtraction facts, measurement, time, money, properties of basic shapes and solid figures, and an introduction to fractions.
Science - Students will be engaged in hands on activities using modules developed by FOSS. Students will engage in science and engineering practices by asking questions, participating in collaborative investigations, and designing objects. We have three units of study throughout the year. Materials and Motions provide students with experiences to explore common materials such as wood paper and fabric. Students will investigate the effects of pushes and pulls on an object. Trees and Weather unit provide students with solid experiences to observe trees, plants and weather patterns. Animal two by two module allow students to explore and compare common animals. They learn what animals need to live and grow.
Social Studies - Students will learn about solving problems with others and how to be a good helper at school. Students will take a close look at a neighborhood and the greater world. Students will discover how people live differently around the world, and how we can take care of our world.
Religion - Sadleir ‘s “We Believe” series offers comprehensive religious education programs that present the essential Catholic beliefs, and family life materials. The students’ relationship with God continues to develop through our actions and prayer. They will know that God is good in their lives, and they should try to live like Jesus. Our faith formation is supported by Our Weekly Promise Magazine, which is related to the weekly Gospel reading at church. We will also celebrate in different Church events throughout the year (Lent, Easter, Saint Feast Days, and Rosary). Students will practice reciting the following prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Angelus, Rosary, and Prayer before meals, and Guardian Angel Prayer.
Do the children wear uniforms? Yes
How old do you have to be to enter Kindergarten? 5 years old by September 1st of the incoming school year.
What if I missed Kindergarten round up? Call Mrs. Gulley and set up an appointment, she is happy to accomodate your schedule.
Fire station, Young People Theater Plays, Bug House, Bowling, Coast Guard Station and some movies at the State Theater.