Mrs. Jones ~ Kindergarten

Kindergarten curriculum

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Mrs. Jacque Jones
Kindergarten Teacher
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Visitation Catholic School
4189 NW Visitation Road
Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Dum inter homines sumus, colamus humanitatem
  • Learn prayers: The Sign of the Cross, The Lord’s Prayer, The Hail Mary, The Glory Be, Prayer Before Meals, and Prayer After Meals
  • Participate in prayer (including weekly mass)
  • Understand that God loves us and wants us to love others
  • Understand that God created the universe
  • Understand that God gave us Jesus
  • Learn about feasts and liturgical seasons
  • Demonstrate developmental understanding of concepts of print texts such as how to hold books, how to track print, and how to distinguish words from pictures and letters from words
  • Recognize sentences and begin to understand that sentences begin with capital letters and end with some type of punctuation
  • Identify letters and distinguish letter sounds
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the sound-print code: words contain sounds that are represented by letters, and letters combine to make words
  • Identify 20 basic sight words
  • Recognize and produce rhyming words
  • Write letters of the alphabet and begin to represent words with letters
  • Write expressively using drawings, letters, and words
  • Discuss prior knowledge of topics, relate to text, and make predictions before reading
  • Sustain their attention for an age-appropriate length of time while reading or listening to books
  • Complete a two-step task based on oral instructions
  • Listen attentively to others
  • Express ideas clearly in oral speaking
  • Count, compare, describe, and sort objects
  • Connect numerals to the quantities they represent
  • Identify, write, and order numerals 0-20
  • Model (act out or use objects) problem solving involving simple addition and subtraction situations
  • Recognize and name basic geometric shapes
  • Explore objects in terms of their measurements
  • Identify coins by name and value: penny, nickel, and dime
  • Follow a daily schedule to help develop the concept of time
  • Name the days of the week
  • Identify, extend, and create patterns AB, ABB, ABC
  • Understand comparative and positional terms: more than, less than, equal to, above, below, left, right, top, middle, bottom
  • Understand and create simple graphs
  • Use the five senses to make observations about the physical world
  • Name and identify seasons
  • Make daily weather observations
  • List characteristics and life cycle of a bean plant and a painted lady butterfly
  • Demonstrate how to care for their nose and teeth
  • Name body parts
  • Learn about personal safety through the “Talking About Touching” program
  • Develop responsibility by completing assigned weekly jobs
  • Recognize that all people have needs and wants
  • Describe how each person is special and unique
  • Recognize and follow family and school rules
  • Describe resources in the community (e.g. police officer, firefighter, library, etc.)
  • Recognize national symbols and recite the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Learn about holidays
  • Art is taught regularly, as well as incorporated into daily activities

* Physical Education, Music, Spanish, Library, and Technology are taught by specialists trained in these areas.

Further curriculum enrichment includes:

  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Service projects
  • Reading incentive program
  • Extracurricular activities