Reading is a big part in Kindergarten! We learn about syllables, rhyming, initial (beginning) sounds, and final sounds in words. We also learn how to blend sounds to make words. We read many stories and talk about sequence, retelling, real and fantasy, compare and contrast, main idea, and more. We practice sight words every week and begin to read!
Writing is also a big part in Kindergarten! We learn basic structures of letters (vertical and horizontal lines, curved lines, and slanted lines) and the correct ways to write letters. We know all the letters in our name and can write it. We also focus on the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters. We learn about sentence structure (uppercase first letter and punctuation) and learn how to write sentences!
In religion, we learn about how God created all things and how He always loves us. We begin to learn about Jesus and what He teaches us. We also learn about the Holy Spirit and the Church. We talk about Thanksgiving, Christmas, Lent, Easter, The Epiphany, our classroom Saint (Saint Lucia), and cover all religious holidays.
In Math, we learn how to write numbers in word and numerical form. We work on one to one correspondence, comparing, matching, and simple adding and subtracting. We learn how to count to 100 by one's and ten's! We also will learn basic geometry and talk about two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes!
In Science, we do basic experiments and observations (sink or float, five senses, etc.). We investigate parts of things depending on the season (apples, pumpkins, leaves) and take nature walks. We track the weather on our graph every day! In Social Studies, we learn about cooperation and feelings, community helpers, the American Flag and parades, maps and directions, and more.