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Kindergarten

Religion

  • Be able to retell the story of creation
  • To compare and contrast living creatures
  • To recognize that God gave people the gift of choice
  • To identify creations of God through the use of his/her senses
  • To explain that God made people in His image and likeness
  • To describe him/herself as belonging to God’s special family, the Catholic Church
  • To demonstrate that Jesus teaches everyone how to act
  • To use prayer to develop a relationship with God
  • To hear stories about Jesus’ life and re-phrase His life deeds & resurrection
  • To identify the Sacraments of initiation-Baptism, Reconciliation & Eucharist
  • To identify & explain the importance of Mass
  • To learn the importance of making good choices (not sin)
  • To learn and practice Mass etiquette

Language Arts 

  • To identify the beginning, middle and end of a story
  • To note story structure: plot, character and setting
  • To identify beginning, middle and ending sounds in a word
  • To identify letters and sounds in isolation
  • To identify and discern vowels and consonants to blend sounds to words
  • To blend the first and last sounds of words
  • To recognize and identify common phonograms and sounds
  • To discriminate common sounds
  • To reproduce a rhythmic pattern
  • To retell a story in sequence
  • To express ideas in a complete sentence
  • To identify common punctuation marks
  • To write simple cards, messages and little books
  • To use media to impact learning
  • To read and comprehend emergent reader texts
  • Develop foundational reading comprehension
  • Develop foundational writing
  • Master age appropriate communication with others through drawing, dictating, writing and technology

Math 

  • To connect number words and numerals to quantities they represent
  • To add and subtract whole numbers to ten
  • To make a one-to-one correspondence with numbers zero to ten
  • To explore and discuss fair share, equal parts of a whole, divide into two, three, and four parts
  • To sort, classify and order objects by size, number, and other properties
  • To recognize, describe and extend patterns
  • To recognize, name, build, draw, compare and sort two-and three-dimensional shapes
  • To solve mathematical problems that arise in daily life and draw logical conclusions
  • To use patterns and classifications to analyze mathematical situations
  • Charting, graphing, estimation, ordinal positions, money and telling time

Social Studies 

  • To identify him/herself as special in God’s eyes
  • To recognize that each child is a member of the family of God
  • To recognize that he/she must care for God’s creation
  • To identify different types of occupations
  • To discuss the contributions of important historical figures
  • To recognize that weather and seasons affect the ways plants, animals, and people live
  • To recognize a map as a drawing of a place-globe/map skills
  • To respect and tolerate others’ ideas and beliefs
  • To recognize that we all belong to a family
  • To identify basic human needs and how they are met in our own and other cultures
  • Use of technology as it relates to social studies and student’s lives/tasks

Science

  • To use all senses to make careful observations of objects, organisms, and events
  • To record observations, explanations, and ideas through multiple forms of representation
  • To distinguish between living and nonliving things
  • To identify objects that roll, slide or fly
  • To identify objects that float and sink
  • To describe how weather affects people, place and things