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Pre-Kindergarten 3

Our Pre-Kindergarten 3 program is a world of play and Christian lessons where each child is encouraged to try new things and have new experiences. PK 3 students have exciting opportunities to develop new social skills, cultivate fine and gross motor skills, sorting and classifying, eye-hand coordination, expand self-awareness, build self-esteem and learn personal responsibility. A focus on oral language development, early literacy skills, and encouraging a love of reading and books are all major components of our language arts program. Students will experience a learning through play approach by participating in free play, thematic play, story time, dramatic play, arts and crafts, music, science exploration, and hands-on learning games.


Language Arts
  • Be able to state name and age
  • Recognize printed first name
  • Follow two-step oral direction
  • Properly handles book (turns pages, tracks left to right, top to bottom, etc.)
  • Repeat simple rhyming words, songs, and finger plays
  • Choose books independently, based on interest
  • Experiments with language, makes up new words
  • Understands illustrations carry meaning
  • Describes events and actions in stories and gestures
  • Recalls simple stories
  • Holds crayon with fingers rather than fist
  • Scribbles in large, free movement
  • Asks questions

Math
  • Counts by ones to ten or higher
  • Understand number concepts up to three
  • Understand numbers are used in our daily life
  • Use sets of objects to represent quantities through ten
  • Arrange objects in one to one correspondence
  • Uses words that indicate where objects are in space (above, below, inside, etc.)
  • Recognizes and extends simple patterns
  • Completes simple puzzle of 3-7 pieces
  • Categorizes intervals and use language associated with time (morning, after snack, etc.)
  • Match objects that are alike
  • Identify basic colors
  • Classify objects by color, size, shape, use or attribute

Social Studies
  • Role play various people in dramatic play
  • Identify the “basic needs” of all human beings
  • Identify common events and routines at home and at school
  • Participate in large and small group activities
  • Identify school helpers (principal, nurse, etc.)
  • Identify community helpers (police, firefighters, paramedics, etc.)
  • Participate in classroom jobs and begin demonstrate classroom responsibility
  • Begin to show representation of people and self through drawings

Science
  • Explore and describe objects as natural (made by humans)
  • Observe that all matter has properties such as size, shape, texture, etc.
  • Sort and/or graph objects based on one or more properties (heavy/light, hard/soft, etc.)
  • Explore problems by manipulating materials and tools (magnets, hand lens, etc.)
  • Identify and compare similarities and differences of materials and organisms
  • Gather information, make observations and compare with prior experience
  • Make predictions about experiments
  • Share observations about nature with others (weather, sky, etc.)
  • Recognize living things need water, air, and food

Personal Development, Social Development, and Health and Personal Safety
  • Observe safety measures on playground and at school
  • Identify safety signs such as poison, stop sign, traffic lights, etc.
  • Respond appropriately to fire and safety drills
  • Wash hands with soap after toileting and before eating
  • Request help from an adult
  • Separate willingly from a parent
  • Choose and participate in classroom activities
  • Assume responsibility for personal belongings
  • Work towards completion of projects and tasks
  • Exhibit age-appropriate self control
  • Begin to identify feelings
  • Able to sit and listen attentively for 10 minutes
  • Regulate own behavior when reminded by teacher

Religion
  • Prayer
  • Sign of the Cross - Learn about God’s love
  • Listen to Old and New Testament Bible stories
  • Recognize that God created families to love and take care of one another
  • Listen to stories of the life of Jesus
  • Learn Jesus’ teachings to love God and love others

Pre-Kindergarten 4

Our Pre-Kindergarten program is a God centered world where each child is nurtured with love and respect. Pre-K students have exciting opportunities to develop social skills, fine and gross motor skills, reading readiness skills, letter and sound recognition, number recognition, counting, sorting and classifying, eye-hand coordination, critical thinking skills, self-awareness, build self-esteem and learn personal responsibility. Students will experience a hands-on approach to learning by participating in literature, story time, dramatic play, arts and crafts, music, science exploration, and games, in addition to our ancillary classes.


Language Arts
  • Recognize alphabet: letter names and phonetic sounds
  • Recognize, spell, and write first name using upper and lowercase letters
  • Reading readiness
  • Introduce rhyming and blending
  • Pencil grip
  • Retell familiar stories and sequencing events
  • Draw pictures and dictate sentences about stories and experiences
  • Answer questions about stories
  • Repeat simple nursery rhymes and finger plays
  • Concepts of print
  • Build new vocabulary and listening skills

Math
  • Recognize numbers 0 - 20
  • Counting objects to 20
  • Write numerals 0 -10
  • One-to-one correspondence of objects
  • Sorting by various attributes: color, shape, size
  • Patterns: AB, ABB, ABC
  • Make Comparisons: smaller than, larger than, longer than, shorter than
  • Recognize Shapes
  • Apply Positional Words
  • Matching: symbols, shapes, patterns, etc.
  • Same and Different
  • Introduce Concept of time
  • Recognition of money pieces
  • Concepts of measurement and length

Social Studies
  • Practice problem-solving skills in social situations
  • Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of projects
  • Share classroom materials with the group
  • Communicate his/her own needs, take care of his/her own basic needs
  • State personal information: first and last name, age, school name, city, state, country
  • Explore types of work, transportation, community helpers and communities
  • Identify and discuss people and events in the news
  • Understand the origins of customs, holidays and celebrations
  • Participate in school programs

Science
  • Experience the world through nature walks, gardening, and other explorations
  • Observe insect life and plant growth
  • Observe weather and plant life during each season
  • Make observational drawings and dictation
  • Explore the world with the five senses
  • Investigate animals, the homes they live in, the food they eat

Personal Development, Social Development, and Health and Personal Safety
  • Follow classroom schedules and manage transitions
  • Participate in classroom jobs and demonstrate classroom responsibility
  • Participate in daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Identify days of the week, months and seasons
  • Identify and discuss
  • Identify and follow rules and procedures of the classroom, playground, and school

Religion
  • Prayer
  • Sign of the Cross - Learn about God’s love
  • Listen to Old and New Testament Bible stories
  • Recognize that God created families to love and take care of one another
  • Listen to stories of the life of Jesus
  • Learn Jesus’ teachings to love God and love others
  • Attend mass

Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten program utilizes a kindergarten student’s active and enthusiastic learning style. It is a year of tremendous growth academically and developmentally. Kindergarten is the last year of “school readiness” hence it contains skills like completing homework, turning in completed work, keeping track of personal materials, writing as a form of personal expression, working in a group towards a common goal, working independently and many other skills to lay the groundwork for future academic success.


Language Arts
  • Recognize upper and lower case letters and phonetic sounds
  • Identify and generate rhyming words
  • Blend sounds to make words and decode words with common spelling patterns
  • Identify and read at least 100 high frequency words
  • Read grade level texts with fluency and understanding
  • Write coherent sentences with a capital letter at the beginning, correct spacing, and punctuation at the end
  • Retell main events from a story and identify story elements – characters, setting, problem/solution
  • Predict, infer, and draw conclusions about stories
  • Identify alphabetical order to the first letter in a word

Math
  • Recognize upper and lower case letters and phonetic sounds
  • Identify and generate rhyming words
  • Blend sounds to make words and decode words with common spelling patterns
  • Identify and read at least 100 high frequency words
  • Read grade level texts with fluency and understanding
  • Write coherent sentences with a capital letter at the beginning, correct spacing, and punctuation at the end
  • Retell main events from a story and identify story elements – characters, setting, problem/solution
  • Predict, infer, and draw conclusions about stories
  • Identify alphabetical order to the first letter in a word

Science
  • Elements of life science
  • Name & describe the life cycles of insects, plants, and animals
  • Observe and record weather information – use weather tools
  • Investigate and perform simple tests with force and motion
  • Explore and demonstrate the interactions between magnets and objects
  • Observe and record the effects of sunlight
  • Observe and discuss that problems may have many acceptable solutions
  • Plan and conduct an investigation involving plants and sunlight
  • Understand how living organisms depend on each other and on their environments

Social Studies
  • Understand how historical figures helped shape our community, state, and nation
  • Understand important customs, symbols, and celebrations that represent American beliefs
  • Understand how people learn about themselves through family customs and traditions
  • Understand the purpose of maps and globes
  • Distinguish between past, present, and future – understand the concepts of time and chronology

Religion
  • Understand that God made the world and everything in it
  • God loves us, our families, our friends, and all people
  • The Church is the Family of God
  • God gives us everything we need
  • Memorize Catholic prayers
  • Attend mass