Kindergarten

 

Language Arts

  • identify letters and their sounds.
  • write letters in correct form.
  • identify and isolate initial and final sounds in spoken words.
  • identify and isolate medial sounds in spoken words.
  • blend sounds orally to make words.
  • recognize parts of speech: nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
  • recognize high-frequency words.
  • recognize and produce rhyming words.
  • recognize a complete sentence.
  • write a complete sentence.
  • listen to and retell events of a story.
  • identify the main idea of a story.
  • identify story elements: character, plot, and setting.
  • summarize selections from stories.
  • read for pleasure.

Mathematics

  • sort by color, shape, and size.
  • recognize, extend, and create patterns.
  • identify and write numbers 0-31.
  • compare numbers through 31 (greater than; less than).
  • estimate.
  • identify ordinal numbers.
  • skip count by 2's ,5's and 10's.
  • use a calendar as a measurement of time.
  • estimate and measure length, weight, and capacity.
  • tell time to the hour.
  • identify and assign value to coins: penny, nickel, and dime.
  • use strategies for whole number computations with a focus on addition and subtraction
  • identify and compare solid figures
  • identify and compare shapes
  • recognize symmetry.
  • identify halves and fourths.

Science

  • use five senses to make observations
  • recognize the parts of a plant, what a plant needs to grow, and the life cycle of a plant.
  • explore animals and their habitats.
  • explore how animals grow and change.
  • learn characteristics of water bodies and identify water as a natural resource.
  • identify different natural resources such as wood and metal.
  • learn different reasons for and ways of recycling.
  • recognize the characteristics of different kinds of weather.
  • learn about the sun and the moon.
  • explore properties of matter.
  • explore simple machines.
  • Discover items that are magnetic.

Social Studies

  • identify the occupations of school personnel.
  • identify familiar school settings.
  • compare our students to students in other nations.
  • compare long ago and today.
  • recognize that maps show where places are.
  • identify the physical characteristics of places such as landforms and bodies of water.
  • identify the globe as a model of Earth.
  • explore natural resources.
  • identify and compare family customs and traditions.
  • recognize cultures found in the United States.
  • describe celebrations around the world.
  • identify and describe holidays celebrated in the United States.

Religion

  • develop an awareness of God and His gifts.
  • learn that God is our Creator.
  • understand that he or she belongs to God's Family.
  • grow in their understanding of the Triune God.
  • grow in understanding of sin and forgiveness.
  • learn about many saints and holy people.
  • grow in understanding of the Liturgical Year.
  • exhibit appropriate behavior at Mass.
  • learn prayers.
  • show reverence during prayer.
  • learn the parts of the Mass.