PreK 4
Catholic Formation
  • Understand basic attributes of God
  • Recognize story of creation
  • Know basic Old testament figures such as Adam and Eve, Jonah, Noah, Daniel, Moses
  • Know simple reasons for Advent , Christmas, Lent, Easter
  • Know basic New Testament/Old Testament stories
  • Develop a love for Blessed Mother Mary
  • Develop a love for Christ
LANGUAGE ARTS
  • Reading readiness through phonics and language experience
  • Rhyme, rhythm, letters of the alphabet, and their sounds.
  • Activities and ideas are provided that foster the social, emotional, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical development by offering age-appropriate, hands-on experiences.
  • Literature appreciation includes distinguishing between real and make-believe and listening to and discussing stories from the Bible, as well as classical and modern children’s books.
  • In language development students are encouraged to speak clearly in front of the class using correct grammar.
  • Students are asked to articulate their thoughts to the group using complete sentences that develop the beginning, middle, and end of their story.
  • Special exercises such as “Show and Tell” are used to further enhance these skills.
  • Reinforce correct pencil grip
MATH
  • Learning how to represent the physical world with mathematical language and symbols. Students represent problems using physical objects, and estimate them in a set.
  • Rote counting to 50;
  • Reading and writing numerals 1-20
  • Ordinal position
  • Sorting and classifying objects by attributes (shapes and colors).
  • Measuring
  • Graphing
  • Recognizing coins and their values
  • Time
  • Patterning
  • Geometric shapes
  • Addition and subtraction with objects to 10 are other areas of focus.
HISTORY
  • Broad categories of time
  • Identifying historical figures
  • Acquiring information from historical sources
  • Orally describing the recent past
  • Knowing the national holidays
  • Comparing and contrasting yesterday and today
  • Using terms to describe location
GEOGRAPHY
  • Understand basic location and direction
  • Use a simple globe and map
  • Use a simple political and world map
  • Identify various places on a map and globe such as land and water
  • Know basic land formations
  • Know basic water formations
  • Identify community characteristics
  • Identify features of earth
SCIENCE
  • Immediate environment: trees, plants, birds, animals, rocks, insects, weather
  • The five senses.
  • Experiments and demonstrations of simple scientific principles enhance these skills as students organize, compare, ask questions, and make predictions.
  • Students learn the differences between living and non-living things, as well as the role heredity plays in the appearance and behavior of an animal’s offspring.
  • Basic Nutrition
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • Understand basic physical activity concepts
  • Participate in physical activities
  • Understand movement concepts and principles
  • Develop gross motor skills
  • Develop small motor skills
  • Develop team building skills
  • Understand physical activity provides enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction