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Mrs. Dalton earned a Bachelor’s Degree at Eastern Connecticut State University with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Music. Mrs. Dalton earned her Master’s Degree at Eastern Connecticut State University in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching at St. Mary - St. Joseph School since 1988. In her spare time she enjoys running (she ran the Hartford Half-Marathon in 2003 and the Manchester Road Race in 2006), singing (she sang with her choir at Carnegie Hall in 2015), gardening, reading and spending time with her five grandchildren.
The kindergarten religion program is designed to lead each child to a discovery of a loving God and creator. The program will guide the children to understand that God created people to love them, and to teach the children to love themselves and others. The children will have the opportunity to learn prayers and participate in liturgical celebrations throughout the school year.
Texts: Christ Our Life - Loyola, Family Life - Benzinger
The Liturgical Year
The kindergarten language arts program focuses on reading comprehension, reading strategies, phonics and phonemic awareness. Children will have the opportunity to express, develop and substantiate ideas through oral and written language.
Text: Storytown - Harcourt
Letters and Sounds
Reading decodable text
Types of Literature
The kindergarten math program is designed to create opportunities for the children to learn whole number concepts such as counting, cardinal numbers, ordinal numbers, placing objects in one-to-one correspondence and classifying. The children will have opportunities to gather and record data and make predictions through many every day experiences. The children will solve problems that involve mathematical thinking skills in real life situations.
Text: Progress in Mathematics - Sadlier
Numbers/Counting to 100
Tables, graphs, fractions
The kindergarten science program is designed to create opportunities for the children to develop curiosity, respect for life, willingness to take risks, perserverance, respect for evidence and willingness to collaborate. The program provides experiences that include looking for patterns, seeing relationships, noticing change, and identifying cause and effect.
Text: Nancy Larson Science
Human Body/Five Senses
Characteristics of Objects
Characteristics of Pets
Exploring Forces That Move Objects
Identifying Living and Non-living Things
Identifying Seasons and Weather Conditions
The kindergarten social studies program will guide children to identify elements of culture that allows for the study of people, places, and environment among cultural groups across time and place. The children will recognize the life and dignity of others by treating others with respect and kindness, because God created all people.
Text: Studies Weekly
Needs & Wants
Maps & Globes
Presidents & Patriots
Jobs People Do
The Kindergarten participates in many activities during the school year. One of their favorite activities includes getting together each month with their fourth grade buddies. Together, the buddies work on projects, read to each other and, in June, take a walking trip to Dairy Queen and Memorial Park!