Kindergarten

  • Class Overview

  • Kindergarten

    Welcome to an exciting year of firsts in Kindergarten. First uniforms! First school Mass! First School Buddies!  First full day away from home! Your children will be meeting lifelong friends while experiencing adventures outdoors and on the playground.

    Every day, rain or shine, we go outdoors and participate in Outdoor Kindergarten.  We take as much learning as we can outdoors.  Why learn about spiders while sitting at a desk, when you can get up close and personal with God’s creatures outdoors!  Some days we experience really warm days, but sometimes we are caught in rain storms!  Either way, we always have fun in Outdoor Kindergarten. 

  • Curriculum Summary

  • Christian Education

    While in the forest and throughout the school day we will give thanks to God for our wonderful world. We start each day with community prayer in the classroom after morning reading.  Highlights of our year include the dramatization and retelling of both the Christmas and the Easter stories. We will be attending Mass with our Grade four Buddies and joining in with the responses and actions.

  • Language Arts

    Oral language is the foundation of all literacy. Lots of talking and exploring ideas happens in Kindergarten. Show and Share encourages and develops public speaking skills. We research and share our findings with classmates. Knowing the alphabet is one indicator of future reading success and we start with our friends’ names. Developing deeper thinking about stories through retell and making connections with our personal world is stressed in Kindergarten. The children also learn to follow instructions through directed drawing and printing which leads to writing in our journals.

  • Math

    Patterns are everywhere, especially in Kindergarten. We make patterns with blocks, plastic vehicles, junk boxes, with sounds and gestures, with people, with leaves and sticks.  Power of 10 Cards develop automaticity with number recognition and math facts. We not only count but can name the numbers before and after a given number leading to ease of subtraction and addition.

  • Science

    Nature is the basis of our science program as we look in-depth at trees, leaves, rocks, sticks, bugs, dirt, and mud in all kinds of weather. Some of our favourite days are spent exploring flooded areas which have turned into ice. Bring on the snow! We have found salamanders, eagles building nests, spawning salmon and every bug imaginable.

  • Social Studies

    It’s all about Me! Me and my family, Me and my school, Me and my friends, Me and my home, Me and technology…

  • Fine Arts

    We create art and dramatize stories in the forest. Tree stumps become cauldrons and look outs. Children create leaf art, mud sculptures and snow men. In the classroom there is lots of exploration with a variety of art materials during centre times. We begin the year by dramatizing nursery rhymes and move onto Bible stories. Dance parties just happen when the music goes on.

  • Class Schedule

    for the 2018-2019 school year
      Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Red Group Blue Group Yellow Group Green Group Make up Day
    8:30 Bell Rings
    8:30-8:45 Morning routine and
    announcements
    8:50-9:50 Outdoor Kindergarten
    10:10-10:25 Letter of the Week Letter of the Week Letter of the Week Letter of the Week Directed Drawing
    10:25-10:30 Snack
    10:30-10:45 Recess
    10:50-11:25 Buddies Language Arts Library Language Arts Music
    11:25-12:00 Arts Education / Religion Math Religion Math IT
    12:00-12:15 Eating Lunch
    12:15-12:45 Lunch Recess
    12:45-1:20 PE PE PE Literacy and numeracy activities Literacy and numeracy activities
    1:20- 1:55 Centers
    Journals with Blue group

    Literacy Centers
    Centers
    Journals with Red group
    Literacy Centers
    Centers
    Journals with Green
    group
    Literacy Centers
    Centers
    Journals with Yellow group
    Literacy Centers
    Centers
    1:55-2:25 Show and Share / Story Show and Share / Story Show and Share / Story Show and Share / Story Show and Share / Story
    2:25-2:30 Clean up / Dismissal

    Monday

    • Bell Rings
      8:30
    • Morning routine and Announcements
      8:30- 8:45
    • Outdoor Kindergarten
      8:50 – 9:50
    • Letter of the week / Printing
      10:00 – 10:25
    • Snack
      10:25 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Buddies
      10:50 – 11:25
    • Arts Education / Religion
      11:25 – 12:00
    • Eating Lunch
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch Recess
      12:15 – 12:45
    • PE
      12:45 – 1:20
    • Centers / Journals with Blue group / Literacy Centers
      1:20 – 1:55
    • Show and share / Story
      1:55 – 2:25
    • Clean up / Dismissal
      2:25 – 2:30

    Tuesday

    • Bell Rings
      8:30
    • Morning routine and Announcements
      8:30- 8:45
    • Outdoor Kindergarten
      8:50 – 9:50
    • Letter of the week / Printing
      10:00 – 10:25
    • Snack
      10:25 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Language Arts
      10:50 – 11:25
    • Math
      11:25 – 12:00
    • Eating Lunch
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch Recess
      12:15 – 12:45
    • PE
      12:45 – 1:20
    • Centers/ Journals with Red group / Literacy Centers
      1:20 – 1:55
    • Show and Share / Story
      1:55 – 2:25
    • Clean up / Dismissal
      2:25 – 2:30

    Wednesday

    • Bell Rings
      8:30
    • Morning routine and Announcements
      8:30- 8:45
    • Outdoor Kindergarten
      8:50 – 9:50
    • Letter of the week / Printing
      10:00 – 10:25
    • Snack
      10:25 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Library
      10:50 – 11:25
    • Religion
      11:25 – 12:00
    • Eating Lunch
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch Recess
      12:15 – 12:45
    • PE
      12:45 – 1:20
    • Centers/ Journals with Green group / Literacy Centers
      1:20 – 1:55
    • Show and share / Story
      1:55 – 2:25
    • Clean up / Dismissal
      2:25 – 2:30

    Thursday

    • Bell Rings
      8:30
    • Morning routine and Announcements
      8:30- 8:45
    • Outdoor Kindergarten
      8:50 – 9:50
    • Letter of the week / Printing
      10:00 – 10:25
    • Snack
      10:25 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Language Arts
      10:50 – 11:25
    • Math
      11:25 – 12:00
    • Eating Lunch
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch Recess
      12:15 – 12:45
    • Literacy and Numeracy Activities
      12:45 – 1:20
    • Centers / Journals with Yellow group / Literacy Centers
      1:20 – 1:55
    • Show and share / Story
      1:55 – 2:25
    • Clean up / Dismissal
      2:25 – 2:30

    Friday

    • Bell Rings
      8:30
    • Morning routine and Announcements
      8:30- 8:45
    • Outdoor Kindergarten
      8:50 – 9:50
    • Directed Drawing
      10:00 – 10:25
    • Snack
      10:25 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Music
      10:50 – 11:25
    • IT
      11:25 – 12:00
    • Eating Lunch
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch Recess
      12:15 – 12:45
    • Literacy and Numeracy Activities
      12:45 – 1:20
    • Centers
      1:20 – 1:55
    • Show and share / Story
      1:55 – 2:25
    • Clean up / Dismissal
      2:25 – 2:30

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  • Class Teachers

    • Mrs. Brenda Di Palma
      Kindergarten Teacher

      Mrs. Brenda Di Palma

      Kindergarten Teacher

      Mrs. Di Palma received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University with a major in English and a minor in Kinesiology before going into Education. Mrs. Di Palma has over 5 years of experience in the CISVA with a variety of assignments and most recently Kindergarten. Mrs. Di Palma has completed the Google For Education Fundamentals Training.