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Grade Kindergarten English

Welcome to an exciting year of firsts in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is filled with many new and exciting experiences.  Your child will be exposed to a variety of learning opportunities through play-based learning.  Our kindergarten program has long-term benefits for a child’s academic and social skills, it can help them succeed in school and life.

Religion

The Profession of Faith:

  • Express how God is our good and loving Father (Creator) as described in the creation story
  • Identify Jesus as the Son of God
  • Explain that Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension brings us new life here and in Heaven
  • Identify Mary as the Mother of God
  • Share what makes them special as a unique creation of God

Celebration of the Christian Mystery:

  • Recognize the church as God’s house
  • Describe Church as the family of God
  • Define Mass as a time when we gather as a community with the Priest to pray, and to receive Jesus
  • Connect Sunday (Lord’s Day) to the Resurrection of Jesus
  • Connect the liturgical season of Christmas to the birth of Jesus
  • Connect the liturgical season of Easter to the resurrection of Jesus

 Life in Christ:

  • Give examples of how they live Jesus’ New Commandment “Love one another as I have loved you”
  • Demonstrate how we serve and help others
  • Provide examples of how they say “yes” to God like Mary did
  • Explore how being a friend of Jesus transformed the lives of these people: Peter the Apostle, Mary Magdalene, Joseph-His father
  • Acknowledge the sacredness of the Bible as the Word of God
  • Share how the parables and miracles of Jesus reveal His Love for us as His friends

Christian Prayer:

  • Recite the Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, and glory Be
  • Compose spontaneous prayers of Blessings and Adoration, Petition, Intercession, Thanksgiving and Praise as a way to communicate with Jesus

Language Arts:

Oral Language:

  • Speaking and listening to express and inquire
  • Developing vocabulary
  • Making connections and asking questions
  • Using meaningful syntax
  • Beginning to demonstrate phonological awareness

Reading and Viewing:

  • Engaging in reading or reading-like behaviour
  • Connecting with prior knowledge
  • Developing printing concepts
  • Developing familiarity with the alphabet, alphabetic sounds, and common words

Writing and Representing:

  • Creating messages (e.g. using pictures, symbols, letters, and words)
  • Using invented spelling and word copying
  • Printing most letters and simple words

Social Studies:

  • Our communities are diverse and made up of individuals who have a lot in common
  • Stories and traditions about ourselves and our families reflect who we are and where we are from
  • Rights, roles, and responsibilities shape our identity and help us build healthy relationships with others

Science:

  • Plants and animals have observable features
  • Humans interact with matter every day through familiar materials
  • The motion of objects depends on their properties
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things

Math:

  • Numbers represent quantities that can be decomposed into smaller parts
  • One-to-one correspondence and a sense of 5 and 10 are essential for fluency with numbers
  • Repeating elements in patterns can be identifies
  • Objects have attributes that can be described, measures, and compared
  • Familiar events can be described as likely or unlikely and compared

Music:

  • Singing (melodic scale, mass prep, fun songs with actions, dance game)
  • Rhythms (echo clapping)
  • Dance (folkdance)