Kindergarten Program

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!

Curriculum Themes

In Kindergarten, we embrace a blended learning platform, integrating traditional classroom instruction with digital technology to address the unique needs of our developing learners. Our teachers work with each child as they practice skills using individualized software on a classroom Chromebook.

Literacy

Scientific Thinking

Math

Areas of Study

Mathematical Skills

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.

Literacy

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.

Scientific Thinking
Children develop an understanding of the scientific process through inquiry-based learning. Critical thinking and observation skills are developed through exploration, discussion, and journaling. Students use a hands-on approach to observe patterns in the world around them. They learn the concepts of cause and effect as they observe the push and pull on the motion of objects. Through enrichment programs we learn the habitats and survival needs of plants and animals.
Social Studies

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.

“Our aim is to foster not only our students’ academic achievement but also their cognitive, affective, spiritual and social growth.”
Rev. William J. Watters, S.J.
President, The Loyola School

A Sample Day for Kindergartners

8:00-8:10 Homeroom
8:10-8:30 Interactive Read Aloud
8:30-8:35 Brain Break
8:35-8:50 Phonics
8:50-9:10 Snack/Break
9:10-10:10 Guided Reading- Literature Centers
10:10-11:25 Math
11:25-12:25 Lunch/Recess
12:30-1:00 Social Studies
1:00-1:05 Brain Break
1:10-2:10 Special
2:10-2:30 Shared Reading
2:30-3:10 Religion/Snack
3:10-3:15 Homeroom
3:15-close Free Play

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