Our Kindergarten Program promotes your child’s intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. Each child has his or her own unique characteristics and learning styles.
One of the goals of our Kindergarten program is to promote learning through as many hands-on experiences as possible. This allows our students to explore the world around them that will create lasting impressions, both academically and socially. Our program shares in the religious values of our Catholic faith, where teachers and students alike share their faith inside and outside of the classroom.
The Kindergarten Program at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament follows the New York State Standards for English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. In our ELA program, we take a balanced literacy approach where decoding, reading comprehension, writing and phonics all play a critical role in your child’s academic success. Our Math Program uses a plethora of hands-on manipulatives to create a learning atmosphere that is stimulating, enjoyable and relevant. The students perform experiments in the STEM Lab weekly. Our main focus in Social Studies is the study of communities and the environment around us. We also explore the qualities of good citizens and how to practice good citizenship.
The Kindergarten students also receive instruction in Art, Technology, Spanish, Music and Physical Education.
Transition into the Kindergarten routine is important in the first month of school. As the children become familiar with the classroom routines, we delve deeper into curricular areas. By the end of the year, the children have gained confidence and experiences, making them ready for first grade.
Our Program fosters an environment of security, positivity, and growth. Each child that walks into our classroom is as special to us as they are to you. We work tirelessly to ensure that your child feels confident and comfortable every day.
Noreen McNamara, Teacher
Ms. McNamara joined Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy in 2017 as a 5th and 6th grade teacher and is now a Kindergarten teacher. She received a Masters Degree in Literacy Education from Saint John’s University. She strives to instill a love for learning in her students from a young age.