St. Michael's School offers a full day Kindergarten program. We strive to understand each child’s unique style of learning and work daily to balance academics, spirituality, socialization, and community. We believe that learning is a joyful, active, life-long experience. It does not begin or end in a classroom, and is not always confined to one. We build on a child’s natural curiosity about the world around them. In addition to the academic goals we have for our students, we also work on patience, discipline, manners and perseverance.
We are learning…
Religion (And we attend morning mass!)
Gross and fine motor skills
S.T.R.E.A.M (Science Technology Engineering Art Math)
Thematic Social Studies
We also enjoy…
Technology (iPad apps)
Faith Family Activities
Service Learning Projects
At the core of the Kindergarten curriculum are Language Arts and Math. Throughout the day we work on key literacy skills. These include letter identification, phonological awareness, phonics, and concepts of print. These key skills lay the groundwork for the reading and writing skills we develop as the year progresses.
The math curriculum focuses on sorting, counting, comparing, sequencing and patterning. When students have a solid understanding of these concepts we build on them as we begin to learn about operations and algebraic thinking. We explore these concepts using hands-on manipulatives and play based activities.
Religious instruction in Kindergarten focuses on understanding how God gives us many gifts and encourages students to become followers of Jesus.
We use the Science and Social Studies content to actively engage students and provide opportunities for students to practice the Language Arts and math skills they have learned.
Physical Education, Drama, Music and Spanish are also included in the Kindergarten curriculum with specialized teachers in these subject areas.
In addition to the academic goals we have for our students, we also work on patience, discipline, manners and perseverance. We believe that these are just as, if not more, important, and are essential skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.
Daily Prayer and Pledge
End of day prayer