Junior Kindergarten Curriculum and Goals
The Junior Kindergarten program is designed for children who will be turning 5 years old between September 2nd and December 31st or are Kindergarten eligible but may need an additional year of growth before entering Kindergarten. The Junior Kindergarten program is a half-day class beginning at 12:30 and concluding at 3:30
The Junior Kindergarten provides enriching and age appropriate experiences for each child, giving them the opportunity to Grow and Develop at his/her own pace. Children will learn through positive interactive hands-on experiences that focus on spiritual, social, emotional and physical development.
The Junior Kindergarten program is aligned with the St. Hugo Kindergarten curriculum and provides children with a solid foundation in learning.
Mathematics is an age appropriate hands-on approach in the recognition of numbers, patterns, more or less, basic shapes, one to one correspondence, orally count to 30, skip count by 5s and 10s, and the understanding of basic mathematical vocabulary.
The Junior Kindergarten curriculum includes religion, language arts, (reading, writing, speaking, listening), math, science, social studies, art, Spanish, and physical education.
Students will work on:
- Attention Span
- Fine Motor Skills
- Language Skills
A weekly letter study including the creation of an animal letter, alliteration to enforce the sight, sound, and shape of the letter, and a weekly science experiment. Children will also be introduced to the Language Experience Approach: an introduction of writing and listening concepts.