Kindergartners at the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks are completely engaged: mind, heart, imagination, feelings and will. Students learn foundational reading, writing and math skills as they learn to work and play cooperatively with others. Kindergarten learning activities involve song, rhythmic movements and whole body movement.
Our goal is to build a strong academic foundation and affirm that learning is fun and exciting. Beyond the classroom, the kids go to an extracurricular class each day, including physical education, music and library.
Kindergartners have a lesson in religion each day. They hear Bible stories, learn prayers and sing religious songs. Other focuses include:
Kindergartners spend time discovering on their own through Discovery & Exploring Centers. Some examples include:
Kindergarten math is designed to help children learn a wide range of mathematical concepts and builds upon the knowledge of basic arithmetic skills.
We focus on real-life math: if I start with 10 pencils and share two with a friend, how many pencils are left?
Over the year, our kindergartners will work with patterns, sorting, classifying, graphing, measurement, addition, subtraction and problem solving.
We take each child at his or her skill level in reading and writing and help them progress accordingly.
Kindergartners participate in daily activities involving listening, speaking, reading and writing.
One tool we use is creative writing experiences which give students the opportunity to express themselves through written words and pictures.
If your son or daughter will be five on or before September 1 of this year your child may apply for kindergarten at the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks.