Kindergarten Curriculum and Goals

Kindergarten is a combination of academics and individualized learning experiences. The curriculum includes the following academics and specials.

Religion: The text for Kindergarten Religion is We Believe by Sadlier. Units include:

  • God Gives Us Many Gifts
  • God is Our Creator
  • Jesus Shows Us God’s Love
  • Jesus Wants Us to Share God’s Love

Activities: Songs and stories, videos, art, prayers, lessons on values

Reading/Language Arts       The textbook is Journeys by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Children develop phonemic awareness, comprehension, and vocabulary skills. Some of the supplemental material utilized includes: TLC Art-letter books, reading workbooks, and journal writing.

Spanish: Students meet weekly with Senora LoVasco.

Library: Students visit weekly with guest readers

COMMUNICATION:  Every Friday a newsletter is sent home describing the week’s activities and projects and events for the following week. Please read the newsletter carefully. Discussing its contents with your child is a lovely way to end the school week!

Updated 9/14

Mathematics: Our math series is Houghton Mifflin Math. Our curriculum includes positions and patterns, classification; comparing sets, data and graphing; geometry, fractions, probability; numbers through 12; time and money; measurement; addition and subtraction through 10; greater numbers (10-20, greater than 20.)

Science: Our Science series is Interactive Science by Pearson. Units of study include: Engineering and Technology, Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science.

Social Science: Units of study focus on the world around us, holiday celebrations, map skills, important people in history and community helpers.

Health/Safety: Units of study focus on fire safety, dental/personal health, and nutrition.

Art: Different art mediums are used for seasonal and subject-related projects. Students meet weekly with Ms. Bitzinger and art projects are completed within the classroom as well.

Music: Music enrichment is incorporated in classroom activities. Also, Mrs. Rao will provide music instruction within the classroom to prepare for the December Christmas performance.

Computer: Kindergarten students have small group instruction with Mrs. Kowalewski.

Physical Education: All-day kinders are scheduled twice weekly for gym classes; half-day kinders have gym classes once a week.

Kindergarten Instructors

Photo of Dena Grabowski
Dena Grabowski
Kindergarten Website: Classroom Website
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Mary Przygocki
Kindergarten Readiness Program Website: Classroom Website
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Jennifer Stacer
Kindergarten Website: Classroom Website