Kindergarten incorporates critical experiences that are developmentally appropriate to nurture your children spiritually, academically, socially and physically.
Based in the Catholic faith, teachers maintain a consistent and supportive environment so the students feel accepted and loved. The students are given the tools required to learn while providing them with the space they need to grow. Individual academic excellence is encouraged. Kindergarten students are taught based on Diocese of Nashville Curriculum Guidelines.
Religion is taught using God Loves Us Curriculum, which recognizes that children have a readiness to learn about God. The program integrates scripture and doctrine to help children relate the richness of our Catholic faith to their everyday lives.
- Weekly Mass on Fridays and Holy Days
- Prayer Partners
- Hospital Prayer Partners
- Visits to the Atrium
Handwriting Without Tears strives to make legible and fluent handwriting a natural and automatic skill. Instructional techniques and activities to help improve a child’s self-confidence, pencil grip, body awareness, and posture. Studies have proven that children who master handwriting are more creative and better writers.
- Multisensory activities
- Manipulatives (i.e. wooden pieces, chalkboards, Mat Man, etc.)
- Instruction that focuses on letter and number formation, sentence and writing skills, and creative writing journal.
Phonics is introduced using our Saxon Phonics Curriculum where children learn to connect letters to sounds. They learn a variety of skills including: blending, rhyming, spelling rules, and building reading fluency.
- Weekly sight word lists
- Fluency readers
- Letter tiles and other hands-on manipulatives
- Weekly Assessments
Daily Five is a reading supplemental program that helps students to develop independence, stamina, and accountability. It provides students with an abundant amount of time to practice reading, writing, and listening.
- Read to Self
- Read to Someone
- Work on Writing
- Listen to Reading
- Word Work
- One-on-one and small group time with teacher
Math concepts are taught using a variety of manipulatives and tools to reach each learner in our Singapore Math Curriculum.
- Manipulatives include: linking cubes, ten frames, number lines, dice, tangrams, balances, clocks, etc.
- Number sense, composing and decomposing numbers, and problem solving
Science/Social Studies are taught using thematic units that align with our Fusion Science Curriculum.
- Field trips taken to the apple orchard, pumpkin patch, science center, zoo, plays
- Thanksgiving and End of the Year Plays
- Science experiences such as carving pumpkins, investigating parts of plants, paper mache planets, growing seeds, cooking, etc.