Kindergartners at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School not only acquire core academic skills, they also develop social skills fundamental to success throughout life. These foundational skills include getting along with others, taking turns, listening and following directions, and working as a group.
The Core And More
At the heart of what happens each day in kindergarten at St. Max is the belief that kindergarteners learn best through play, discovery, and creativity. Hands-on activities, dramatic play centers, songs, stories, rhymes, actions, finger plays, and art projects make learning fun.
A literature-based language arts program builds kindergarteners’ listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills. Kindergarteners at all levels, from pre-readers to those reading, are engaged to improve their reading ability.
Kindergarteners use a variety of manipulates to gain an understanding of number concept, identification of numbers 0 – 31, and exploring addition and subtraction.
To round out their kindergarten experience, students visit specialists in art, library, music, physical education, and technology at least once per week. They also learn through exciting field trips to the post office and the Old Log Theater.