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					                          ST. ALOYSIUS ELEMENTARY ACADEMY
                                          721 West Side A venue,
                                           Jersey City, NJ 07306


                         PRE-KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

       The curriculum is designed to enhance the development of the spiritual, intellectual, physical
and social skills of the children in our Pre-K Program. This program aims to instill in our students the
love of learning through the differentiated activities that enrich their varied intelligences. The basic
concepts learned in this curriculum are vital to the children upon entering Kindergarten though the y
are not required to master these concepts in this level.

RELIGION

      Learn the basic prayers: the Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Angel of God
       and Grace Before and After Meals.
      Know God the Father (Creator), God the Son (Jesus-Savior), and God the Holy Spirit (Friend
       and Guide).
      Feel God’s love through the Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments (especially the
       Sunday Gospel).
      Appreciate the greatness of God’s creation and His loving presence in our life.
      Appreciate God’s gift of people: family members, school and church staff, community helpers,
       school mates and friends.
      Be inspired by the life stories of the saints: Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, Apostles, Sts.
       Anne and Zachary, St. John the Baptist, St. Aloysius, and St. Patrick.
      Realize the meaning of the celebration of the Holy Mass, memorize the responses and
       observe proper behavior during the celebration and prayer time.
      Learn about the Liturgical Seasons: Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter

LANGUAGE ARTS (Reading and Phonics, Writing, Spelling)

      Familiarize the letters of the alphabet: names and sounds
      Distinguish upper and lower case letters
      Read pre-primer sight words and word families
      Build listening, comprehension and speaking skills through stories
      Distinguish real and make believe characters and events
      Understand opposite words
      Develop sequencing skill: story events, simple directions, picture words
      Build new vocabulary
      Holding a book right-side-up

      Hold pencil and crayons correctly
      Write from left to right, top to bottom
      Master writing the basic lines: standing, sleeping, slanting and curve lines
      Write one’s complete name, letters and numbers


      Spell one’s complete name
      Spell some basic words
MATH

      Count 1-20
      Understand “how many” and one to one correspondence
      Recognize numerals 1-20
      Know basic colors and shapes
      Understand more and less; same and different; small, medium and large;
      Classify and sort objects by color, shape, size, group
      Develop pattern and visual discrimination skills
      Putting Together and Taking A way (Add and Subtract)
      Tell the time: Daily Schedule by the Hour
      Measurement: inch and foot
      Learn the Days of the Week, Months of the Year, Seasons of the Year
      Recognize money: penny, nickel, dime, quarter and a dollar bill;
       Play buy and sell

BASIC CONCEPTS (Social Studies, Science and Health)

      Learn the continents and oceans (locate them on the globe)
      Explore modes of transportation
      Meet and appreciate community helpers
      Locate “New Jersey” on the map

      Explore the five senses and other body parts
      Investigate featured animals: habitat, food, behavior
      Investigate earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes
      Understand hibernation of animals and plants during cold season
      Observe daily weather forecast
      Learn about life (plants, animals and people) and water cycles
      Explore matter: solid, liquid and gas
      Investigate why some objects float and some sink
      Explore the Solar System

HEALTH

      Eating nutritious balanced-diet foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner
      Washing of hands, using hand sanitizer
      Maintain short and neat fingernails
      Daily routine: taking a bath/shower, changing new clothes, brushing teeth, combing hair
      Covering one’s nose and mouth when sneezing and yawning

ARTS and MUSIC

      Explore a variety of art processes: drawing, coloring, pasting, paper cutting and painting
      Experiment with color mixing using paint: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Colors
      Create an object using play dough, Lego, craft materials

      Learn exercise/dance moves
      Sing songs that teach, songs for Christmas Concert, Patriotic songs and songs for Graduation
       with actions
      Singing with musical instruments
      Role-play, Pantomime

PERSONAL and SOCIAL SKILLS

      Know and memorize complete name, address, emergency cell number, age and birthday.
      Dress self: buttons, zips, laces and ties; clean up and change clothes when necessary
      Communicate one’s needs
      Fix one’s own school things
      Learn and practice the use of “magic” words and table manners
      Practice desirable work and play habits
      Participate in activities that raise funds and awareness for a cause: Walkathon, Hats’ On Day,
       World Mission, Operation Warm Heart, Parish Food Pantry, Pinwheels for Peace, Math-A-
       Thon, Pennies for Pasta

GYM

      Develop gross motor skills through dance moves, ball play and relay races.

SPANISH

      Learn basic conversational Spanish like greetings, alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes and
       celebrations.

LIBRARY

      Listen to a featured story and participate in any related library activity.

TECHNOLOGY

      Be acquainted with the parts of the computer system: screen, CPU, mouse, key board,
       speakers
      Use of computer programs for Phonics and Math Activities
      Use of Promethean Board for interactive activities

FIELDTRIPS (Schedule and places are subject to change.)
      Fall (farm)                                 Pray,
      Spring (zoo, aquarium)

				
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