Structure and Method – The Kindergarten students learn about God and their Catholic Faith through a developmental program based on Scripture and rooted in the teaching of our Catholic Faith. The students participate in a variety of prayers and devotions. Religions is integrated throughout the entire curriculum.
Book – RCL Benziger – Stories of God’s Love
The Kindergarten students learn about God’s love for them by learning about the Creation and defining all life and creation as gifts of God to be respected; the creation of people who love each other and ways of showing Christian behavior; the Church and Jesus’ friends who gather together to thank God; the Sacraments; Baptism, as we become friends of Jesus and members of the church; We celebrate the Eucharist by praying the Gospel responses. We learn about the Bible as God’s storybook. We listen to bible stories, learn prayers, learn about good choices and celebrate special days and remember the saints. We learn about Jesus as God’s sign of love to us. We learn about Jesus when he was a child and Mary his mother and Joseph his father. Jesus teaches us to love God, ourselves, and others.
Structure and Method – The students will learn the science concepts through a balance of hands-on activities, solid content knowledge, technology, critical thinking skills, collecting, recording, and analyzing data.
Book – Scott Foresman Science
The Kindergarten students will develop a deep understanding of: Life Science – The process of life; the characteristics of living and non-living things; basic needs and stages of growth of living things; body parts; the identification of internal and external body parts; the functions of different body parts. Physical Science – Using the senses to make observations; grouping objects by their physical characteristics. Forces and motion; the different ways things move; pushes and pulls; surfaces; directional motion. Earth Science- Looking at the Earth and the Sky; defining the structure of the earth; landforms; daytime sky and the sun; changing seasons and the weather; the moon and the stars; recycling, and pollution.