Kindergarten at Notre Dame School is an exciting time of exploration for your child. As motor coordination increases, so will a sense of independence, self-reliance, and self-confidence. Kindergarten is open to children five years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year.
K Highlights include:
Faith: Your child will learn that God is the creator of all things and will celebrate and enjoy God’s creation through liturgy and prayer.
Language Arts: Your child will progress from recognizing all upper and lowercase letters to identifying sounds of all consonants and vowels, culminating in reading and writing simple sentences and stories.
Math: Your child will learn to sort and classify objects; recognize, write, and compare numbers; count orally by ones, five, and tens to 100; add and subtract using manipulatives; recognize patterns and shapes; recognize and compare measurable attributes of objects; and recite the days of the week and months of the year.
Science: Your child will use all senses to question, observe, and experiment with plants and animals, weather and temperature, and pushes and pulling forces.
Social Studies: Your child will learn about religious and civic holidays throughout the year, as well as significant historical figures
Mass Partner: Every kindergartener is assigned a Junior High Mass Partner who will act as a guide and mentor through their first year at Notre Dame.
Field Trips: Students participate in CSU Chico Physical Education Programs and take at least two other field trips each year, including a trip to a local pumpkin patch.
Staffing: The Kindergarten classroom is staffed by one teacher and one aide
Notre Dame School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religion-Disciples in Christ Virtues, Blest Be The Children, and Friendzy
English Language Arts -Tara West standard-based engaging hands-on
SIPPS- Phonics program
Math- Tara West stand-based hands-on math program
Science- Mystery Science