KINDERGARTEN
ST. PETER MARTYR SCHOOL

Our kindergarten program provides variety, flexibility and structure.  Play, fantasy, creativity, and individual choices are encouraged.  Learning activities and formal lessons are woven into the child’s day.  Formal lessons in pre-reading and math are presented to all of the children with an understanding that each child will absorb as much as she/he can.  We follow the Common Core curriculum in math and English language arts.

There is a constant awareness of the importance of the child’s self-esteem.  Praise is given and appreciation is shown for the child’s efforts.  It is important that each child feels good about the effort that he/she puts in his/her work.  The children are taught to appreciate the uniqueness and individuality of their peers and to treat each other with kindness and respect.

 Kindergarten is held Monday - Friday,  8:10-11:30.  There is before and after school child care. 

There is a little bit of homework usually related to the letter or the Math chapter we are working on.  The work should take no longer than about fifteen minutes and would require some parental supervision.  The most important homework a child can have is the opportunity of being read to.  No homework that I give could be better than this.