WELCOME TO OLGC'S KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM!

WE ARE SAINTS IN TRAINING! LISTEN, LEARN, LAUGH, LEAD, LOVE...AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE!

DAILY SCHEDULE

  • Arrival
  • Morning Meeting
  • Reading/Phonics Lesson
  • Snack
  • Math Lesson
  • Work Stations
  • Lunch and Recess
  • Rest Time/Science
  • Leader In Me
  • Religion
  • Centers (Free Choice Play)
  • Specials

OLGC KINDERGARTEN OFFERS

  • Faith integration into our classroom through daily prayer, weekly mass, chapel visits, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, opportunities for adoration, praise and worship, and more
  • Enrichment classes including library, computers, music, spanish, art, and PE students attend weekly
  • A play based curriculum where children learn through hands on experiences including dramatic play “house” area, block area, art area, sensory table, playdough table, writing center, literacy and math tables, reading corners, interactive CleverTouch boards, and more
  • Learning that is child led and teacher directed to help foster independence, responsibility, love for learning, and discovery

YOUNG 5's PROGRAM

OLGC’s Young 5’s program offers a transition year in between preschool and Kindergarten to prepare for the rigors of Kinder.

  • Schedule: 5 full days from 8:00am-3:10pm (just like Kinder)
  • Qualification: Must be 5 or turning 5 between May 1st – November 1st

Program Details:

  • Students will wear uniforms.
  • Students will follow the Kinder curriculum but at a slower pace.
  • Includes a strong focus on social emotional learning as well as academics.
  • Includes a collaboration with both Pre-K 4 teachers and classes as well as Kinder.
  • After completing Young 5’s, children qualify for Kinder the following year.

AREAS OF LEARNING

Intended to expose students to our fundamental Catholic teachings, language, math, motor skills, art, music, and technology by focusing on these key areas:

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LANGUAGE ARTS

Our program has a strong emphasis on phonics, which results in students knowing how to read by the time they leave Kindergarten. Students are busy every day with a variety of language arts activities including speaking, listening, writing, spelling, and grammar.

Some examples of what we are learning:

  • Letter Recognition
  • Identify capital and lowercase letters
  • Know letter sounds
  • Reading Readiness
  • Rhyme words
  • Attempt phonetic spelling
  • Read sight words
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MATHEMATICS

Students are introduced to a variety of concepts, which will be developed more fully in the later elementary years. Math experiences in kindergarten involve concrete objects that the students can touch and move.

Some examples of what we are learning:

  • Identify and sequence numbers 1-30
  • Match with one-to-one correspondence
  • Explore addition and subtraction
  • Explore and solve story problems
  • Identify two and three-dimensional shapes
  • Do simple measurement
  • Classify and sort objects by size, shape, and color
  • Use positional words
  • Create and read graphs
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RELIGION

Students are introduced to the various dimensions of the Catholic faith. Lessons include the teaching of the Catholic faith through prayer, song, class discussions and stories.

Some examples of what we are learning:

  • The Kerygma
  • Learn about the life of Jesus
  • Recognize that God loves them
  • Learn about the lives of saints
  • Practice prayers
  • Attend Mass weekly
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SCIENCE

Students are encouraged to observe, explore, organize, predict, and problem solve in ways that are meaningful to them through hands on experiences.

Some examples of what we are learning:

  • Use their five senses to make discoveries
  • Explore living and nonliving things
  • Lifecycles

LEADER IN ME

OLGC is proud to be a Leader in Me school. Leader in Me is designed to help students both in and out of the classroom as they learn the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Through these habits, which tie in easily with our Catholic virtues, students build skill sets to become leaders in their daily lives, which will in turn form them into leaders in their communities and beyond.

HABIT 1: BEING PROACTIVE

  • I have a “can do” attitude and always try my best.
  • I follow directions and do the right thing, even when nobody is looking.
  • I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.
  • I think about choices and know that I am responsible for my actions.
  • I understand that my choices affect others.

HABIT 2: BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND

  • I plan ahead and have goals for myself.
  • I am prepared at all times.
  • I think about how the choices I make now will affect my future.
  • I think about the positive or negative consequences of my actions before I act.

HABIT 3: PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST

  • I will work then play.
  • I do things that I have to do before I do things that I want to do.
  • I stay focused on what I am doing.
  • I spend my time on the most important things.

HABIT 4: THIS WIN-WIN

  • I use my unique talents and abilities to the fullest.
  • I value others’ talents and abilities.
  • I believe we all can win.

HABIT 5: SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD

  • I listen to others without interrupting.
  • I don’t blurt out.
  • I raise my hand before I speak and wait to be called on.

HABIT 6: SYNERGIZE

  • I work well with others.
  • I get along with others.

HABIT 7: SHARPEN THE SAW

  • I take care of my body.
  • I spend time with family, friends, and Jesus.