Kindergarten

  • Class Overview

  • Kindergarten

    A great year ahead awaits the Kindergarten students.  These young children will have a very exciting year as they will be meeting new friends and building relationships.  They will be singing songs and dancing to the music.  These young ones will be writing their ABC’s, counting numbers, and exploring the world around them.  Students get a chance to create projects and develop their talents, inspire others, and shine.  Whether it be a cloudy, rainy, sunny or snowy day, the children will spend ample time outdoors discovering God’s many gifts to them.  The school will be like their second home.  Valuable lessons learned in and out of class will truly inspire them to become valuable citizens and life-long learners.

  • Curriculum Summary

  • Christian Education

    Children learn to understand that God is everywhere and is full of love.  They learn to listen and respond to Him through prayer, service, and love for all the things He has created.  Children will listen to the scriptures using the stories in the Bible, dramatize important events such as Christmas and Easter, and learn how to pray with all their hearts.  They will celebrate the Christian Mystery by participating in Mass and learning about the sacraments.  Service for Kindergarten is lived by learning how to live in a community with others.

  • Language Arts

    The world around us inspires us to be curious and to learn new things.  In Kindergarten, they listen to stories, learn valuable lessons from the characters, and reason out by expressing their thoughts and feelings.  Also with the use of rhymes, poems, songs, and pictures, students should be able to discover how language works.  They will learn how to use different reading and oral strategies and further learn the concept of print and letter knowledge.

  • Math

    Math is everywhere!  Students will discover that numbers can be counted in quantities and can be communicated in many different ways.  They will be able to use concrete materials like blocks, marbles, toys, and other things in the environment.  They will visualize Math through pictures and symbols from 1-10.  Students will discover that Math is made up of patterns and be identified.

  • Science

    Kindergarten students will learn many things about plants, animals, and the environment they live in.  They will learn to observe, ask simple questions and develop a sense of wonder.  The students will make exploratory observations using their senses.  Using non-standard measurements like paper clips, their hands, and feet to name a few, they will be able to measure objects they see around them.  Students then will understand that the world around them is truly a gift that should always be taken care of.

  • Social Studies

    The students will learn that the community they are in is diverse because people are different, yet similar in many ways.  They will find out more about who they are and where they are from.  In their own simple ways, they will be able to ask questions, interpret, and communicate their ideas.  They will also learn that people have rights, roles, and responsibilities and they need to learn how to do their part and respect others.

  • Fine Arts

    Students will get a chance to express Art in many different ways.  They will use drama, music and visual arts to be able to express who they are.  Art will be intertwined with different subjects like Language Arts, Science, Socials and Math.  The students will also explore the use of the different materials available to create a design.  They will also get a chance to do Aboriginal art and find out the symbolism as an expression of meaning.

  • Class Schedule

    for the 2020-2021 school year
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    8:25 Welcoming Bell
    8:30-8:40 Opening and First Five
    8:40-8:45 Prayer/Announcements
    8:45-9:20 Outdoor Kindergarten / Science / Math / Language Arts Outdoor Kindergarten / Science / Math / Language Arts Hymn Sing / AssembliesOutdoor Kindergarten / Career / Language Arts Outdoor Kindergarten / Science / Math / Language Arts Outdoor Kindergarten / Science / Math / Language Arts
    9:20 – 9:55 Outdoor Kindergarten (continuation) Outdoor Kindergarten (continuation) Outdoor Kindergarten (continuation) Outdoor Kindergarten (continuation) Outdoor Kindergarten (continuation)
    9:55-10:30 Christian Education
    10:30-10:45 Recess
    10:50-11:25 Library PE Art Library PE
    11:25-12:00 Language Arts / Show and Share Art/Math Math Language Arts
    12:00-12:20 Lunch Recess
    12:25-12:45 Prayer / Read and Feed
    12:45-1:20 Centers Centers Centers Centers Centers
    1:20- 1:55 Buddies with Grade 5 Language Arts / Show and Share Language Arts / Show and Share Language Arts / Show and Share Language Arts / Show and Share
    1:55-2:30 Read Aloud / Clean up/Dismissal

    Monday

    • Welcoming Bell

      8:25
    • Opening and First Five

      8:30- 8:45
    • Prayer/Announcements

      8:40 – 8:45
    • Outdoor Kindergarten/Science/Math/Language Arts

      8:45 – 9:20
    • Outdoor Kindergarten (continuation)

      9:20 – 9:55
    • Christian Education

      9:55 – 10:30
    • Recess

      10:30 – 10:45
    • Library

      10:50 – 11:25
    • Language Arts/Show and Share

      11:25 – 12:00
    • Lunch Recess

      12:00 – 12:20
    • Prayer/Read and Feed

      12:25 – 12:45
    • Centers

      12:45 – 1:20
    • Buddies with Grade 5

      1:20 – 1:55
    • Read Aloud/Clean up/Dismissal

      1:55 – 2:30

    Tuesday

    • Welcoming Bell

      8:25
    • Opening and First Five

      8:30- 8:45
    • Prayer/Announcements

      8:40 – 8:45
    • Outdoor Kindergarten/Science/Math/Language Arts

      8:45 – 9:20
    • Outdoor Kindergarten (continuation)

      9:20 – 9:55
    • Christian Education

      9:55 – 10:30
    • Recess

      10:30 – 10:45
    • PE

      10:50 – 12:00
    • Lunch Recess

      12:00 – 12:20
    • Prayer/Read and Feed

      12:25 – 12:45
    • Centers

      12:45 – 1:20
    • Language Arts/Show and Share

      1:20 – 1:55
    • Read Aloud/Clean up/Dismissal

      1:55 – 2:30

    Wednesday

    • Welcoming Bell

      8:25
    • Opening and First Five

      8:30- 8:45
    • Prayer/Announcements

      8:40 – 8:45
    • Hymn Sing/ Assemblies Outdoor Kindergarten/Career/Language Arts

      8:45 – 9:20
    • Outdoor Kindergarten (continuation)

      9:20 – 9:55
    • Christian Education

      9:55 – 10:30
    • Recess

      10:30 – 10:45
    • Art

      10:50 – 11:25
    • Art/Math

      11:25 – 12:00
    • Lunch Recess

      12:00 – 12:20
    • Prayer/Read and Feed

      12:25 – 12:45
    • Centers

      12:45 – 1:20
    • Language Arts/Show and Share

      1:20 – 1:55
    • Read Aloud/Clean up/Dismissal

      1:55 – 2:30

    Thursday

    • Welcoming Bell

      8:25
    • Opening and First Five

      8:30- 8:45
    • Prayer/Announcements

      8:40 – 8:45
    • Outdoor Kindergarten/Social Studies/Language Arts

      8:45 – 9:20
    • Outdoor Kindergarten (continuation)

      9:20 – 9:55
    • Christian Education

      9:55 – 10:30
    • Recess

      10:30 – 10:45
    • Library

      10:50 – 11:25
    • Math

      11:25 – 12:00
    • Lunch Recess

      12:00 – 12:20
    • Prayer/Read and Feed

      12:25 – 12:45
    • Centers

      12:45 – 1:20
    • Language Arts/Show and Share

      1:20 – 1:55
    • Read Aloud/Clean up/Dismissal

      1:55 – 2:30

    Friday

    • Welcoming Bell

      8:25
    • Opening and First Five

      8:30- 8:45
    • Prayer/Announcements

      8:40 – 8:45
    • Outdoor Kindergarten/Social Studies/Language Arts

      8:45 – 9:20
    • Outdoor Kindergarten (continuation)

      9:20 – 9:55
    • Christian Education

      9:55 – 10:30
    • Recess

      10:30 – 10:45
    • PE

      10:50 – 11:25
    • Language Arts

      11:25 – 12:00
    • Lunch Recess

      12:00 – 12:20
    • Prayer/Read and Feed

      12:25 – 12:45
    • Centers

      12:45 – 1:20
    • Language Arts/Show and Share

      1:20 – 1:55
    • Read Aloud/Clean up/Dismissal

      1:55 – 2:30

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  • Class Teachers

    • Mrs. Marlene Cruz
      Kindergarten Teacher

      Mrs. Marlene Cruz

      Kindergarten Teacher

      Mrs. Cruz received her Bachelor of Arts in Child Development at Miriam College and has units in Masters in Education Administration from Ateneo University in the Philippines. Mrs. Cruz had 12 years of teaching experience in the Philippines, teaching Grades 1, 3 and pre-school. She took her Teacher’s Professional Qualification Program at Simon Fraser University and has taught for 11 more years in Grades 1 and 4 in a Punjabi School. In the last two years, upon her entry into the CISVA, she has taught Grades 3, 4 and 5, and has substituted in different grade levels in various Catholic schools. Concurrently, she also has been teaching Catechism to prospective confirmands for Grade 7 students in her parish for the past eight years.