5K Curriculum At A Glance
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:


  • 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


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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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   


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



  • Introducing technological tools into the learning process
  • Applying learned skills weekly in the technology lab


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Last Published: February 8, 2017 11:09 AM
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