The Kindergarten curriculum is developed around what is important to the Kindergarten child. The units and weekly themes integrate subject matter across the curriculum. Activities and lessons are designed to meet all levels of abilities. Whenever possible, we try to give the children hands-on experiences with the topics we are studying.
Our full day program offers a balance of both the more “academic” side of Kindergarten and the traditional Kindergarten play activities can take place. We strive to keep a balance between active and quiet activities, structured and unstructured.
Saint Michael School Kindergarten will…
- Be a positive experience for each and every student
- Help children practice positive interactions with their peers and adults
- Revolve around language development through shared literacy experiences, songs, and poems
- Allow opportunities for children to move about, select own activities, and solve real problems
- Reflect the fact that the way kindergarteners learn differs from the more structured and formal instruction appropriate for older children
- See the process of learning to read as directly related to each child’s maturity level, readiness, interests, and past experiences
St. Michael Kindergarten Highlights
- Nativity Play
- Kindergarten Garden
- “Kelso’s Choices” problem solving curriculum
- Muffins with Mom & Donuts with Dad
- Mother’s Day Tea
- Pumpkin Patch Field Trip, Zoo Field Trip, Olympia Junior Programs