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Kindergarten Curriculum

 
Curriculum Overview
Curricular Goals

Students in Kindergarten will:
 
  • Understand the world is a gift from God
  • Recognize that God loves us
  • Celebrate the Holy Mass and liturgical seasons
  • Introduce prayer and faith life
  • Introduce Scripture as God's word
 
Text and Materials
 
  • Faith First (Resources for Christian Living)
  • Catholic Bible for Little Children (Catholic Book Publishing Corp.)
Curricular Goals

Students in Kindergarten will:
 
  • Encode all letters
  • Blend sounds to decode words
  • Identify long and short vowel sounds
  • Identify sight words
  • Introduce rhyming words
  • Identify parts of a book
  • Compare fiction vs. nonfiction text
  • Read emergent reader texts
 
Text and Materials
 
Curricular Goals

Students in Kindergarten will:
 
  • Draw accurate pictures and use appropriate coloring to match words
  • Understand punctuation, capitalization, and spacing
  • Use correct letter formation of upper- and lowercase letters
  • Decode words in order to write words independently
  • Present information on a specific topic
 
Text and Materials
 
Curricular Goals

Students in Kindergarten will:
 
  • Develop number sense (reading, counting, writing, sequencing)
  • Introduce addition and subtraction concepts
  • Identify and describe shapes
  • Review basic concepts of measurement and time
  • Explore graphs as a way to show data
 
Text and Materials
 
Curricular Goals

Students in Kindergarten will:
 
  • Introduce forces and interactions: push and pull
  • Introduce independent relationships in ecosystems: animals, plants, and their environment
  • Explore weather and climate
  • Introduce the engineering design process
 
Text and Materials
 
Curricular Goals

Students in Kindergarten will:
 
  • Introduce the American Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Introduce concepts of rules and responsibility
  • Introduce basics of calendar time and timelines
  • Introduce the use of maps and globes to locate places
  • Introduce decision-making and citizen involvement
 
Text and Materials
 
Students is Kindergarten are enrolled in the following specials classes and also select one elective for the year.
 
  • Art
  • Computers
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish
Field Trips
 
  • Three Cedars Farm
  • Abrakadoodle
  • Livonia Ultimate Gymnastics
 
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