PreKindergarten

We use The Letter People curriculum in PreKindergarten.

Religion

Opportunity to participate in Eucharistic Celebrations:
            Monthly Mass with the entire student body
            Mass on Holy Days of Obligation that occur on regular school days

Daily prayers: Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, Grace Before Meals

Math

Hands-on approach to Math
Introducing, exploring, discovering and recognizing numbers

Reading Readiness

Journals
Introduction to letters and beginning sounds using The Letter People curriculum
My Big World

Fine Motor Skills

Use of manipulatives and activities that have the students:
Cutting, gluing and ripping paper
Play-Doh
Gripping Writing Instruments

Gross Motor Skills/Physical Education

Playground activities encouraging balancing, climbing, jumping and running skills

Library

Weekly visits to our school library; choosing and checking out books
Storytelling
Explanation of annual literary awards
Virginia Readers Choice Program 

Music

Repertoire of songs
Play rhythm instruments
Rhythmic movement
Respond and listen to music through movement, dances and games

Special Projects

Pumpkin Patch
Zoo
Children’s Museum of Virginia, Portsmouth
Hibernation Day
Dr. Seuss Day
Field Day