Mrs. Evers ~ Kindergarten

Kindergarten curriculum

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Oregon; Master's Degree in Educational Policy and Management from the University of Oregon
Mrs. Nikki Evers
Kindergarten Teacher
503 357 6990 x234
Visitation Catholic School
4189 NW Visitation Road
Forest Grove, OR, 97116
My faith is the center of my life and all of my instruction is interwoven with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • 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