Our Kindergarten Program provides children a blended learning environment to learn, explore, and be creative.
Our Kindergarten Program includes research-based curriculums such as Singapore Math and Fountas & Pinnell guided reading. Our program also includes social studies, science technology, and religion. Children have specials weekly including music, Spanish and library. All these subjects are intertwined with many opportunities for exploration, creativity, and all-important play!
Areas of Study
For math, we use the Singapore Math Program, which guides children through a deep exploration of numbers, and a proficiency in one topic at a time, with the aim of building on a strong foundation. All children receive workbooks that align with the textbooks from the Singapore Program. Students also have access to Dreambox, a digital math program that adapts to each child to enhance skills.
In English-Language Arts, we use Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading and have leveled readers from Scholastic. The program is specifically designed for high-impact literacy. Children meet with a teacher in small groups to build fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and accuracy. Students work on skills to grow as readers such as identifying upper and lower-case letters, letter sounds and rhyming words. Students also have access to Lexia software, which provides activities to support all of these skills and can be accessed at home by children and families.
Children learn about their identity and role as good citizens as well as their role within their community and the world at large. They gain an understanding of economics by discussing topics such as: wants and needs, making wise choices, trading, and jobs/careers. They compare holidays/celebrations within many cultures and learn important historical cultural leaders. All social studies principles from the year are showcased in a culminating class project that consists of activism and brainstorming real-world solutions to real-world problems.
President, The Loyola School
A Sample Day for Kindergartners
|8:10-8:30||Interactive Read Aloud|
|9:10-10:10||Guided Reading- Literature Centers|
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