Everything I ever needed to know, I learned in Kindergarten!
Kindergarten is the place to be at Saint Joseph School! Kindergarten introduces reading readiness skills, math concepts and monthly science units. Our religion unit is enhanced by going to Mass with our 5th grade buddies. It is a lot of fun sharing special activities with a “grown up” buddy! Kindergarten children have gone on special field trips such as the pumpkin patch at Buckelew Farms, The Arizona Museum ,and plays and musicals. Of course, one of the highlights of Kindergarten is our annual Christmas Pageant. Everyone has a chance to shine on stage in this beautiful gathering of family and friends as we listen to our little angels sing their hearts out.
There are plenty of chances for Mom and Dad to join in the fun. Kindergarten has many opportunities for parental involvement and we try to accommodate everyone’s busy schedule.
We hope you start the best years of your life at Saint Joseph’s Kindergarten!
Catholic schools Curriculum are unique. The integration of religious truths and values with life distinguishes Catholic Schools from other schools. Our faith and belief in the Gospel message is an intricate part of our entire curriculum. In Kindergarten, students are introduced to the concepts of God as Creator, the reverence for life, church prayers and devotion for Mary, as well as, treating one-another with respect and kindness.
Major emphasis in Kindergarten centers around Reading Readiness through the use of sight words, rhyming words, identification and formation of upper and lower case letters and sounds, understanding of the roles of author and illustrator. Additionally, students are introduced to the basic semantics of writing mechanics and a strong phonics-based reading program.
In the area of Mathematics, the students learn basic mathematical concepts through classification, sorting, graphing and patterns. They study numbers from 0-100 with basic introductions to addition and subtraction. Finally, children are exposed to the elements of time, money and geometric shapes.
Through their Social Studies exposure, Kindergarten students begin to understand the importance and significance of family, community, holidays, customs and occupations.
Students in Kindergarten love to explore and discover. Areas of learning include weather, the four seasons, plants, matter and motion.