Kickin' It in Kindergarten!

Kindergarten at Holy Spirit is a well-balanced, full-day program. The foundations for learning and social interaction are developed over the course of the year in preparation for a successful transition into first grade. Our academic-based kindergarten program stresses development of appropriate social interaction in the classroom and during play time.

In Kindergarten, each student will participate in:

RELIGION

  • Bible stories including The Creation Story and Noah's Ark
  • Angels are God's messengers 
  • Being a unique Child of God 
  • Prayers: Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary, Our Father, Glory Be, and Angel of God

READING

  • Recognize and name letter and letter sounds using Animated Alphabet 
  • Decode grade level material using ConsonantVowelConsonant (CVC) and sight words
  • Identify author and illustrator of a story
  • Identify main idea, characters, and setting with prompting and support
  • What I Need (WIN) groups

ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA)

  • Identify multiple meaning words
  • Identify non-fiction, fiction, and poem texts
  • Writing: capitalize first word in a sentence and the pronoun "I," recognize and name end punctuation, produce opinion pieces with prompting and support.
  • Learn and produce appropriate upper and lowercase letter formation using Handwriting Without Tears 

MATH

  • Numbers and number words 1-20
  • Composing and decomposing of numbers 
  • Addition and Subtraction up to 10
  • 2D and 3D shapes
  • Measurement 
  • WIN groups

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Economics: Needs and Wants
  • Civics/Government: Communities
  • Geography: Me on the Map
  • History: State of Kansas 

SCIENCE

  • 5 senses
  • Identify body parts
  • 4 seasons and selecting appropriate dress for each
  • Observe and chart the weather
  • Identify plant parts
  • Identify various animal characteristics 

FIELD TRIPS

  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Union Station-Theater for Young America
  • Science Lab at Shawnee Mission South 

 

indergarten at SMCS is a well-balanced, full-day program. The foundations for learning and social interaction are developed over the course of the year in preparation for a successful transition into first grade. Our academic-based kindergarten program stresses development of appropriate social interaction in the classroom and during play time.