Our Kindergarten program at Saint Paul School is based on a philosophy that each child is a unique individual within a diverse classroom setting. Our full day schedule in our center-based classroom includes a curriculum which integrates Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Religion, Social Studies and Science. Our students experience a variety of extracurricular activities such as Music, Art, Physical Education, Computers and Library while strengthening their fine-motor, gross-motor, social and emotional needs.
Our Kindergarten curriculum consists of the Scott Foresman?s Reading Street Program and Math Program. Within the reading series, the students are grouped according to their skill level. Our goal is to create successful, confident and independent readers by the end of the school year. Families are encouraged to participate in the weekly reading assignments that are sent home. In addition, a number of sight words are expected to be identified throughout the year. Weekly assessments are conducted to monitor progress in order to differentiate instruction.
The Math program at Saint Paul School introduces skills that include recognizing and writing numerals 0-31, counting orally by ones, fives, and tens, adding and subtracting using manipulative and number lines. Graphing, sorting, patterning, telling time, and identifying coin values are also taught throughout the year.
Our students participate in daily prayer services and attend Mass monthly. Our faith-filled environment fosters an awareness of respect, morale, cooperation and service among our students.
Medium sized Back pack (no rolling bags allowed)
Lunch bag (insulated if possible)
(2) 2-pocket folders (vinyl if possible)
(6) Glue Sticks
(2) boxes of Crayola crayons (16 or 24 pack)
(1) box Crayola washable markers (fine line)
(2) box Crayola colored pencils
(1) Fiskars rounded scissors (child-size)
(2) Boxes of Kleenex brand tissues
Clorox disinfecting wipes: Optional (but very useful!)
Baby Wipes (also optional)
*NOTES: PLEASE USE A WATERPROOF LAUNDRY MARKER TO LABEL ALL OF YOUR CHILDS ITEMS.
PLEASE TAKE CARE WHEN SELECTING YOUR CHILD'S BACKPACK NOT TO PURCHASE ANYTHING TOO LARGE FOR THE CHILD TO HANDLE. ALSO, OUR CLOSET SPACE IS LIMITED.
SUGGESTED READING LIST
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
Child, Lauren. I WILL NEVER NOT EVER EAT A TOMATO
Freeman, Don. CORDUROY
Henkes, Kevin. LILLY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE
Lester, Helen. TACKY THE PENGUIN
Lobel, Arnold. FROG AND TOAD
Mc Closkey, Robert. MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS
Numeroff, Laura. IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE
Rey, Margaret and H.A. CURIOUS GEORGE
Rylant, Cynthia. HENRY AND MUDGE
Willems, Mo. DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS
Zolorow, Charlotte. THE SEASHORE BOOK
CHOOSE ANY BOOKS FROM THESE AUTHORS:
Ezra Jack Keats
Jack Prelutsky (Poetry)