Kindergarten

Mrs. Donna Gudanick
Kindergarten

Get to know our Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Donna Gudanick

Email: dgudanick@sjbwinfield.org
Phone: 630-668-0918 Ext 626

What to Expect

Students have the opportunity to develop their

FINE ARTS Students have the opportunity to develop their God-given talents of creating and performing in the arts.

Art

  • Students have the opportunity to express themselves in various art forms and develop an appreciation for art.

Music

  • Students have the opportunity to participate in music activities and develop an appreciation for music.

Students study, retain and use information from a variety of sources. Students learn to:

  • Navigate applications
  • Recognize basic technology components, log on using a user name, password, and save work
  • Produce simple projects
  • Practice Internet safety

Technology & Learning

Students learn through stories, activities, Scripture, prayer, discussion and reflection about their Catholic faith. Catholic teachings are discussed and integrated in all subject areas. The focus is on:

  • Prayer
  • Creation
  • God’s Rules
  • Celebrating Litergy
  • Lives of the saints

Science is the study of relationships in our earth’s systems. It foster and appreciation for God’s Creation and the good of society. Students use hands-on activities to ecplore science in the world around them. Students learn through observing, predicting, questioning and explaining. The focus is on:

  • Life science
  • Physical science
  • Earth/Space science
  • Engineering/Technology

Social Studies is the study of society and the relationship of individual members within society. The focus is on:

  • Awareness of local community
  • Recognize community leaders and workers

Students acquire math skills through the use of hands-on experiences, technology and Diocesan Standards. Activities include:

  • Counting
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Measurement
  • Classifying objects
  • Place value
  • Exploring two and three-dimensional shapes

Reading

Reading and literature, as in all truths, are best presented through the perspective of our Catholic faith. Thes standards are directed toward fostering students’ understanding and working knowledge of reading, from the alphabetic principle to comprehension. Skills include:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Phonics skills
  • Memory words
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension

Writing – Speaking – Listening

The language arts skills of writing, speaking and listening are used as the communication vehicle in the search for truth, beauty and goodness. This will increase sophistication in all aspects of language. Skills include:

  • Writing using 6+1 Traits
  • Using conventions to Standard English
  • Speaking
  • Listening

Students have the opportunity to develop a foundation in thew study of a world language. Students learn to:

  • Use target language to communicate and/or
  • Study country & culture of target language people

The kindergarten year is considered to be one of great growth and development. It is important that each child is introduced to developmentally appropriate activities. The program is structured to help each child grow in self-confidence, socialization, awareness of the world and respect
for others in a Christ-centered environment.

Realizing that parents are the primary educators, the kindergarten program encourages parental involvement.