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    5K Program

    Welcome to 5K at Holy Apostles School!

    In 5K, we have FUN, build friendships, learn about ourselves, the world, and God. Our curriculum is filled with hands-on projects, experiments, and proven methods to ensure your child has the strongest start to their academic career.

    We dive deep into the following subjects to ensure your 5 year old is proficient and ready for 1st grade:

    Religion

    • Embracing the presence of God and Jesus in our daily lives through daily prayer experiences
    • Practicing prayers and gaining an understanding of them
    • Catholic Christian virtues of Faith, Hope and Love are taught, demonstrated and modeled
    • Learning about the past, important people, and celebrating holidays
    • Celebrating weekly Mass

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    Social and Emotional Development

    • Strengthening fine and gross motor skills
    • Integrated, authentic, experiential, hands-on and meaningful play based learning centers
    • Communicate thoughts, feelings, and ideas through spoken words/prayer and writing
    • Learning how to collaborate in small and large groups
    • Learning how to be an active listener
    • Learning how to follow mutually agreed upon rules

    Literacy

    • Letter and sound recognition
    • Daily writing experiences
    • Focus on word building, word families, blending and syllables
    • Sight words  
    • Guided reading small groups
    • Reading strategies: Comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and expanding vocabulary

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    Math

    • Real life problem solving and story problems
    • Add and subtract fluently to 20
    • Counting forward/backward from a given number
    • Graphing and analyzing data
    • Recognizing and comparing numbers by using greater than, less than, and equal to
    • Exploring nonstandard and standard measurement
    • Place value and base 10
    • 2-D and 3-D shape exploration/manipulation

    Science

    • Integration of Project Lead the Way, a nationally recognized project-based STEM program
    • Using science tools to investigate the world
    • Recording and interpreting data
    • Unit studies in Matter, Seasons/Weather, Living /Non-living, Animals, Plants, Habitats, Environments and Life Cycles   

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    Social Studies

    • Learning about relationships  in our family, school, church, and community
    • Recognizing and accepting differences
    • Identifying needs VS wants
    • Exploring simple maps and the globe
    • Comparing/contrasting the past VS present
    • Learning about our role in supporting/protecting God’s  world and ever changing environment

    Technology

    • Introducing technological tools into the learning process
    • Applying learned skills weekly in the technology lab
    Last Published: March 11, 2019 12:04 PM
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