In language arts students will recognize and name all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet; students will use picture/context clues and read simple one-syllable/high frequency words. In the area of reading students will understand sequencing; identify the front cover, back cover and title page of a book; follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on a printed page. In furthering their development of reading skills students will match all consonants and short-vowel sounds to appropriate letters; hear and use rhyming patterns; blend vowel-consonant sounds orally to make words or syllables. In the area of reading comprehension students will retell familiar stories, identify characters, settings and important events. As students acquire beginning writing skills they will write words using phonetic and/or standard spelling.
Additionally, in the area of language arts students will work on the development of fine motor/writing skills, listening and speaking skills. In the area of fine motor skills/writing students will learn to use proper pencil grip; cut accurately with scissors; form numbers and letters correctly. In the area of listening and speaking students will understand and follow one-and-two-step oral directions; listen attentively; share ideas effectively; participate in class; and speak clearly.
In mathematics students will build numerical fluency by counting numbers from one to 30; identifying numbers to 30 and comparing and ordering numbers to 30. As students build on their number recognition skills they will add using objects for numbers less than 10; understand one-to-one correspondence; understand tallying/graphing activities; identify, describe, and compare shapes and simple patterns; sort and classify objects. In exploring additional skills students will tell time to the nearest hour; compare length, weight, and capacity of objects; demonstrate understanding of the calendar and be able to explain to others how to solve problems.
In science students will participate in class and investigations; understand the difference between solids, liquids, and gasses; know the different type of plants and animals inhabit the earth; and know that earth is composed of land, air, and water.
In history/social science students participate in class by demonstrating an understanding of how to be a good citizen, know and understand the symbols, icons, and traditions of the United States, and demonstrate understanding that history relates to events, people, and places of other times.
The behavioral expectations of Kindergarten students include being able to demonstrate courteous behavior; respect authority; rights and feelings of others; property and accept responsibility. Students will demonstrate self-control, follow classroom/school rules; and follow playground rules; and respond appropriately to corrections.
The general learning skills in Kindergarten include completing class work; working to ability; working independently; working cooperatively; completing tasks on time; using time efficiently/staying on task; demonstrating neatness; completing and returning homework; bringing needed materials to class; listening to and following directions; seeking help appropriately; and demonstrating organizational skills.
In Religion students demonstrate knowledge of content, knowledge of prayers and are able to make the Sign of the Cross.