Kindergarten uses the Family Life Series and Ruah Woods Theology of the Body, as well as Bible stories. They learn beginning prayers, about some saints, church holy days, and praying the rosary. We attend weekly Mass weekly and on holy days.
Kindergarten uses the Phonics Dance Program to emphasize phonics skills. Seton Catholic School uses the Heggerty for Phonemic Awareness instruction as well as the Flyleaf Publishing Curriculum for small group instruction to increase our phonemic awareness skills when manipulating sounds in words. Language arts time is spent teaching students letter recognition and sounds, digraphs, blends, decoding skills, and weekly sight word recognition. Leveled reading groups and learning centers are completed with each student’s ability in mind.
Kindergarten uses the Handwriting without Tears program which takes a multi-sensory approach to handwriting. Kindergarten students are taught basic writing skills such as grammar and sentence structure while they are writing. We continue to work on our writing with a Daily Edit exercise. Students are encouraged to use inventive spelling as they write their journal entries and assignments with illustrations.
Kindergarten uses the Everyday Math program to teach skills such as counting, number ordering, making and interpreting graphs, number operations, money skills, time, and calendar skills. Concepts are introduced as a large group followed by review in small group and individual work. Math manipulatives are used during center time activities.
Kindergarten uses the Little Social Studies Thinkers program. The program focuses on citizenship, now and then, holidays around the world, community, and our world. Students learn about national holidays and celebrations, families, important symbols, people and events in history, and maps.
During Science, the children will be exposed to the concepts of scientific methods. Over the year, we will cover such topics as Earth/Sun/Moon, living and nonliving things, trees, solids/liquids/gases, polar animals, forces and motion, types of energy, and plants.