Trinity Catholic Academy offers a 5 day, full time Kindergarten program for children who have turned 5 years of age by August 31st in the year in which they enroll.
Full Time Kindergarten students attend school from 8:15 a.m. until 2:40 p.m. with an optional After School Program being offered from 2:40-5:30 p.m. for an additional cost.
Mathematics uses direct instruction with a guided practice approach enhanced with hands-on activities to explore new skills and concepts. Math vocabulary and concepts are reinforced throughout the daily classroom routine, included in group calendar and weather time, or individually in the Math Center. Topics of learning include: Numeration, Whole Numbers, Fractions, Algebra, Geometry, Time and Money, Sorting and Classifying, and Measurement. The student will count and write numbers 0-30, learn ordinal numbers to tenth, skip count by 2’, 5’s and 10’s, identify and create patterns of objects, color, shape and size, identify , sort and classifying objects, use position words, identify money and values, identify time of day and telling time to the hour, begin subtraction and addition readiness. The Kindergarten students enjoy practicing estimating each week through a popular activity called The Math Jar. A large plastic jar is sent home each week with a student and brought back to school filled with small toys or objects. The students will estimate during the week how many items are in the jar, 1-100, and then count the items on Friday. After counting the items, the closest estimator has their picture taken and then the items are taken home by each student.
The Reading program builds the foundation for reading success with lessons and activities to reinforce the skills and strategies to become lifelong readers. Focusing on listening and comprehension skills, alphabet and phonemic awareness, vocabulary and word identification, shared reading, leveled reading and some grammar usage. Our Reading program offers take-home books that build confidence in reading by starting out with small rebus stories featuring the frequency words and increase in length with decodable words as the year progresses. Their excitement builds weekly as they become capable of reading stories themselves or to other people.
Language Arts is encouraged through the student’s written work in ‘My Journal Notebooks’, or expressed orally at daily sharing time in the Share Chair.
In addition students enjoy 45 minute classes of Art, Computer, Library, Physical Education and two 30- minute classes of Music per week.