READING READINESS AND LANGUAGE ART Our instructional program is designed for skill and strategy development, and also includes differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all of our students. One-on-one, small and large group and upper elementary reading buddies are opportunities our students experience that enhance their learning.
MATHEMATICS Our math program offers classification activities to allow students to analyze and observe their world and articulate their observations. Students explore numerical order, currency, shapes, greater than, less than and count and write numbers up to 20.
RELIGION Kindergarten students participate in our Catechesis of the Good Shepard Faith Formation program. It is a Catholic Montessori program rooted in literature, scripture and prayer. The students attend class in the Atrium, a room that is specially designed for them, and furnished with materials to help them draw near to God and become prepared for involvement in the larger worshipping community.
SCIENCE Students experience science through a hands-on program that is designed for building general inquiry and STEM skills. Each spring students participate in our all school science fair where students present a group project.
SOCIAL STUDIES Exploration of our world begins in kindergarten! We focus on learning about the community we belong to and the larger global community as well. Students build strong content and vocabulary knowledge.
Our school is perfectly placed in the heart of Hudson’s historic downtown neighborhoods. This location lends itself to several walking fieldtrips as well as short bus rides to several fascinating destinations. These excursions include the following:
- Walking fieldtrip to the Hudson Fire Station & EMS where we learn about becoming community helpers
- Fall bus trip to a local apple orchard and pumpkin patch to study first-hand about plant life after learning about it in the classroom
- During Catholic Schools Week, kindergarteners travel to The Giggle Factory to celebrate being members of our great community
- Spring walking field trip to the Hudson Public Library and Knoke’s to encourage engagement in a summer reading program and exploration of their hometown.
Each day we expect our Kindergarteners to come to school ready learn and have fun! By the end of the year, they are expected to be able to:
- Be compassionate! We want students to learn to look out for each other and build friendship skills
- Build stamina! We want students to build independent working and learning skills.
- Be independent! We want students to learn to tie their own shoes, turn in their homework, try to solve problems on their own first and work respectfully during class.