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Religion (100 Weekly Minutes)

  • Participates in prayer, worship, and devotions
  • Recognizes the dignity of each person because he/she is a child of God.
  • Attends weekly mass
  • Coordinates at least one all school mass
  • Learns basic formal prayers
  • Recognizes the Bible as the story of God’s people
  • Recognizes Creation as a gift from God
  • Understands that each individual is a unique child of God with special gifts to share
  • Understands the meaning of the sacrament of Baptism
  • Learns about the skills and virtues of Christian Family living (Family Life)
  • Shares in the missionary effort of the Church through prayer and sacrifice

Language Arts (300 Weekly Minutes)


  • Identifies the upper and lower case alphabet letters by name and sound
  • Identifies beginning and ending letter sounds
  • Recognizes the difference between a letter and a word
  • Sounds out simple words
  • Reads simple sentences
  • Identifies parts of a book (cover, back, spine)
  • Identifies the title, author and illustrator of a book
  • Reading levels are assessed using Star Reader
  • Comprehension is assessed through Accelerated Reader
  • Reading awards are earned through Renaissance Learning


  • Learns to write from left to right and top to bottom
  • Learns to print the alphabet in both upper and lower case using controlled paper
  • Begins to draw, dictate, and write words using phonetic spelling
  • Begins to use capital letters and spaces between words
  • Begins to use ending punctuation
  • Listening and Speaking
  • Begins to use appropriate listening behaviors
  • Understands and follows oral directions
  • Shares information and ideas, using complete sentences
  • Participates in rhymes, stories, songs, and repetitive patterns

Home Reading

Parents are encouraged to participate in daily reading as well as the Scholastic Reading Counts program with their kindergartner. A variety of books are available in the school library and classroom. You may print out a list of acceptable books from the school website:

Mathematics (175 Weekly Minutes)

Number Sense

  • Identifies and writes numerals to 100
  • Identifies ordinal positions (first, next, last)
  • Identifies ordinal dates on the calendar (1st-31st)
  • Puts numerals in 1-10 sequence
  • Associates numbers with members of a set
  • Begins to estimate amounts
  • Recognizes when an estimate is reasonable
  • Applies the concepts of more than, less than, equal, and not equal
  • Begins to recognize half and whole
  • Begins to identify penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar bill
  • Is introduced to simple addition and subtraction

Algebra and Functions

  • Identifies, sorts, and classifies objects by attributes
  • Identifies, describes, and extends simple patterns
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Identifies geometric shapes
  • Measures using non-standard units
  • Weighs using non-standard units
  • Beings to tell time to the hour and half-hour
  • Uses the calendar (days of the week and months of the year)
  • Demonstrates concept of time (yesterday, today, and tomorrow)
  • Names position of objects

Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability

  • Participates in making, using, and recording information using objects, pictures, and picture graphs
  • Reads and interprets simple graphs

Science (60 Weekly Minutes)

Physical Science

  • Learns that the properties of materials can be observed, measured, and predicted
  • Studies different materials and their physical properties

Earth Science

  • Realizes that the Earth is composed of land, air, and water
  • Understands that resources can be observed through responsibility

Life Science

  • Discovers that different types of plants and animals inhabit the earth.
  • Investigation and Experimentation
  • Asks meaningful questions
  • Communicates observations orally and through drawings

Social Studies/History (60 Weekly Minutes)

  • Understands that being a Christian citizen means making responsible choices at home, school, and in our community
  • Develops an understanding of Catholic values such as love, kindness, honesty, and trust
  • Commemorates historical events and people through celebrations and seasons
  • Recites the Pledge of Allegiance and sings patriotic songs
  • Develops an awareness of our planet Earth and how we can conserve and protect our environment
  • Learns how to follow classroom and playground rules and knows the consequences of breaking them
  • Develops an awareness of people and their related jobs at school

Computer (30 Weekly Minutes)

  • Receives a basic introduction to the computer Identifies and uses letters, number keys, space bar, enter, and back space/delete keys

Physical Education (60 Weekly Minutes)

  • Develops motor skills, balance, and ball skills through participation in relays, rhythmic activities, and agility games
  • Increases body skills and coordination through exercises and calisthenics
  • Develops sport skills and participates in track activities
  • Develops an understanding for physical health and nutrition

Fine Arts (60 minutes in Music)


  • Learns about visual and tactile perception
  • Develops creative expression
  • Becomes familiar with visual art heritage
  • Participates in analysis and interpretation of art
  • Art is incorporated in thematic units throughout the curriculum


  • Introduced to concepts of beat, structure, pitch, form, tempo, dynamics, and tone
  • Develops creative expression through songs, rhythmic games, use of rhythm instruments
  • Experiences and develops attentive listening skills
  • Begins to understand historical and cultural heritage
  • Develops and appreciation of music

Educational Field Trips

Financial Aid Available

 St. Barbara School is dedicated to remaining affordable. As a tuition-based school, we are committed to helping families who have a desire to be part of the St. Barbara school community. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying families through an application process and supported through the Orange Catholic Foundation.