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® St. Therese Catholic School


Our goal for Kindergarten is to create enthusiastic independent learners. Students learn to be independent, learn to be in school and socialize within a new environment. When students are independent they feel pride when they accomplish their goals and accountability for their actions. We want them to feel empowered, build their confidence, and be excited about their learning process. Specific questions should be directed to Ms. Chiovaro, the classroom teacher.

Teachers use OnCourse class homepages to keep their students informed about classwork, tests, grades, notes, etc. Click here to go to the Class Homepage.

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Alphabet, American Sign Language, Handwriting
  • Story writing using high frequency words
  • Building reading and writing stamina using Daily 5 and 6+1 Traits
  • Number sense, numbers to 100, counting by 5’s and 10’s
  • Kindergarten uses the Oregon Common Core Standards in Language Arts and Math

Religion Highlights:

  • Prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Sign of the Cross
  • Students will learn: God is our loving Father who makes every person special and God watches over us and all creation.


  • Do homework together!
  • Homework is a tool to reinforce the skills and concepts learned that week.
  • Homework goes home every Friday or last day of the school week. In the spring, students will have homework every night in preparation for 1st grade.

Parents as Teammates:

  • Parents play a vital role in the kindergarten experience.
  • Reinforce at home!
  • Communication is key!
  • Trust the process.
  • Encourage independence and be positive!