Research shows that quality early childhood education has positive and lasting benefits for young children. Strong foundations for learning are established and children are encouraged to develop to their full potential.
The early years of a child’s learning make a significant difference to the way they develop and go on to learn throughout their lives. Getting it right at this vital stage will build the lifelong foundation of success.
Pre-K 4 Math Program
In coordination with the Common Core Standards, PA Standards, and Archdiocese of Philadelphia Guidelines:
Module 1 – Counting to 5
Topic A: Matching Objects Topic B: Sorting Topic C: How many questions with 1, 2, or 3 Topic D: Matching 1 numeral with up to 3 objects Topic E: How many questions with 4 or 5 objects Topic F: Matching 1 numeral with up to 5 objects Topic G: One more with numbers 1 to 5 Topic H: Counting 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Topic A: How many questions with up to 7 objects Topic B: Matching one numeral with up to 7 objects Topic C: How many questions with up to 8 objects Topic D: Matching one numeral with up to 8 objects Topic E: How many questions with 0 up to 9 objects Topic F: Matching one numeral with 0 up to 9 objects Topic G: How many questions with up to 10 objects Topic H: Matching one numeral with up to 10 objects
Module 4 – Comparison of length, weight, capacity, & numbers to 5
Topic A: Comparison of length Topic B: Comparison of weight Topic C: Comparison of volume Topic D: First and last Topic E: Are there enough Topic F: Comparison of sets up to 5 Topic G: Comparison of sets including numerals up to 5
Module 5 – Addition and subtraction stories and counting to 20
Topic A: Writing numerals 0 to 5 Topic B: Contextualizing addition stories to solve Topic C: Contextualizing subtraction stories to solve Topic D: Decontextualizing addition stories to solve using fingers, objects, and drawings Topic E: Decontextualizing subtraction stories to solve using fingers, objects, and drawings Topic F: Duplicating and extending patterns
With guidance and support,, our ELA program offers Pre-K students the opportunity and experiences to build skills in the following areas:
Exposure to alphabet: recognize upper case and lower case letters and their sounds
Recognize, spell, and write first name
Hold a pencil, marker, crayon correctly
Retell and act out familiar stories
Answer questions about stories
Repeat simple nursery rhymes and fingerplays
Recognize rhyming words
Respond with movement or clapping to a regular beat in song or poem
Concepts of print: left to right direction, holding a book right-side-up
Build new vocabulary
Build listening skills
Strengthen visual discrimination
Develop fine motor skills: play dough, scissors, writing utensils, Legos, etc.
Listen to Old and New Testament Bible stories
Recognize that plants, animals, and human beings are God's creations
Recognize that God created families to love and take care of one another
Learn about God's love
Listen to stories of the life of Jesus
Learn Jesus' teachings to love God and love others
Pre-K Enrichment Activities
Practice problem-solving skills in social situations
Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of projects
Share classroom materials with the group
Practice using manners: please, thank you, excuse me, table manners
Communicate his/her needs
Take care of his/her own basic needs: clean up, roll up nap pad, fasten clothing, use tissue as needed, etc.
State personal information: first and last name, age, 立彩彩票手机app下载 name
Participate in weekly Specials - Gym, Technology, and Library
Explore a variety of art processes: painting, drawing, collage, etc.
Use a variety of art materials: crayons, tempera paint, watercolor paint, colored pencils, markers, playdough
Sing traditional songs
Participate in movement songs and dances
Participate in dramatic play
Dramatize familiar stories
Act out the movements and sounds of animals
A quality Catholic Kindergarten Program promotes the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical and social growth of young children.
Personal/Social Development is a primary goal for the kindergarten child. A positive self-concept is essential to successful learning. The more a child understands himself/herself, the better equipped the child is to relate to other children and adults.
Social development includes cooperative work and play, sharing toys and responsibilities, following directions, initiating conversations and developing positive relationships with classmates and the teacher.
Personal development includes caring for ones own belongings and respecting the property of others.
Addition and subtraction equations
5 + 2 = _____ 7 – 2 = _____ 5 + _____ = 7 (to 10)
Write #0 to 20 (and know the value)
Begin to build place value 1 to 19
Count to 100 by 1’s and 10’s
Count from a given number (1 to 100)
Concrete – pair object with number (in a row, find 5th object)
Count to answer “how many?” up to 20 in a group
Greater than, less than, or equal to (groups)
Addition and subtraction – with images, objects, finger, sounds, claps
Add and subtract fluently to 5
Objects and drawings to show numbers 11 to 19 in 10’s + 1’s
Length and weight – (tall, short, taller, tallest) heavy vs. light
Find in environment – square, circle, triangle, rectangle, hexagon, cube, cone, cylinder, sphere (2- or 3-dimensional, all same no matter how turned)
Theme 1: A Colorful Time with Rhythm & Rhyme
To recognize the difference between a story & poem.
To identify the author & illustrator.
To identify the parts of a book: front cover, back cover, title page, top & bottom, page by page, and to follow left to right.
To ask questions about unknown words.
To understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
To develop phonological awareness, especially with rhyming.
To recognize and print all upper & lower case letters.
To learn our favorite nursery rhymes.
To recognize all the colors and the color words.
Theme 2: Tell A Story, 1-2-3
To name the author & illustrator of fiction and informational texts.
To recognize and print all upper & lower case letters.
To retell stories: beginning, middle, and end.
To recognize the difference between the original story and other versions of the same story.
To recite and produce rhyming words.
To recognize the sequence of a story in fictional and counting stories.
Theme 3: Exploring with Friends in the Neighborhood
To use words: who, what, where, when, and why.
To recognize the importance of different community helpers.
To identify characters, setting, and key events of a story.
To understand the difference between fiction (make believe) and nonfiction (real.)
To compare two characters with a graphic organizer.
To name and identify periods, question marks, and exclamationpoints.
To understand and correctly use the prepositions: to/from, on/off, and in/out.
Theme 4: American: Symbols and Celebrations
To recognize cause and effect relationships.
To answer questions about unknown words, details, and events in both fiction and nonfiction texts.
To ask questions to get information.
To produce, write and expand sentences.
To demonstrate phonemic awareness by isolating and pronouncing the initial, medial, and final phonemes in a CVC words.
To gather information and experiences about holidays we celebrate.
Theme 5: The Great Big World
To describe the connection between the setting of a fictional work and informational books about the same place.
To compare and contrast characters’ adventures that are set in different continents.
To spell simple words phonetically using knowledge of sound-letter relationships.
To add or substitute individual phonemes in simple, one syllable words.
To demonstrate understanding of common verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites in the context of describing places.
Theme 6: Wonders of Nature: Plants, Bugs, and Frogs
To describe cause and effect relationships as they occur in our natural world.
To add or substitute individual phonemes in simple, one syllable words to make new words..
To read and recognize high frequency words.
To ask questions about the natural world.
To read emergent reader texts with a purpose and understanding
God gives us many things.
God made all things good.
God gave us light, water, land, and animals.
God Is Our Creator
God made all people.
God made us.
Our families and friends help us share God’s love.
Jesus shows us God’s love.
Jesus loves and cares for His mother, Mary.
Jesus is part of The Blessed Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is a teacher.
Jesus wants us to share God’s love.
We belong to God’s Church.
We learn to pray like Jesus.
Jesus gave us Himself.
The Liturgical Year (Church Calendar)
Kindergarten Enrichment Activities
Communicate his/her needs and feelings verbally in a socially appropriate manner and understand/recognize that other people have feelings
Work and play independently or in a small group without needing to be constantly supervised
Take turns, cooperate, converse and play with other children
Practice making decisions, explore new things and take some (safe) risks
Verbally share information and ideas
Practice listening attentively to other children and to the teacher during lessons and shares
Follow directions, stay on task, complete work on time, demonstrate effort in 立彩彩票手机app下载 work
Take care of personal and 立彩彩票手机app下载 materials
Participate in weekly Specials - Art, French, Gym, Library, and Technology
Participate in music and movement activities
Learn and perform rhymes and songs
Create art projects using a variety of materials
Participate in conversations centered around art and color
Express thoughts and feelings through writing and pictures
Expand creative thinking skills by extending or predicting the endings of stories through discussion, writing, and drawing