• Saint Mary School
  • Buffalo Grove, IL - (847) 459-6270


Fine motor skills are the ability to make movements using the small muscles in your hands, wrists and fingers. We work on developing these skills throughout the school year.

  • Tracing

  • Cutting

  • Gluing

  • Printing

  • Coloring

  • Painting


Gross motor skills are those which require whole body movement and involve the large muscles groups. They also includes eye-hand coordination skills as well.

  • Climbing

  • Jumping

  • Hoping

  • Running

  • Kicking

  • Skipping

  • Stair Climbing



Religion is integrated in all aspects of our curriculum. Our weekly religion program is Seeds, which follows the Sunday Gospel. We strive to be the consummate “Bucket Fillers”.

  • Daily prayers

  • Bible stories

  • Liturgical seasons

  • Virtues of the month


Advanced mathematical skills are based on an early math foundation—just like a house is built on a strong foundation. Students are beginning to formulate their early math skills through real-life experiences and manipulatives.

  • Ordinal numbers

  • Patterns

  • Sorting

  • Counting

  • Shapes

  • Number recognition

  • Days & months

  • Recognizing today, tomorrow & yesterday

  • Comparing more than, less than & equal to

  • Measurement with nonstandard units

  • Printing of digits


To instill a love of reading and develop the ability to comprehend what is read.

  • Tracking print left to right

  • Differentiating between letters and numbers

  • Recognition of upper & lower cases letters and their sounds

  • Printing upper & lower case letters

  • Listening to stories, retelling stories & recognizing main characters


Risa y sonrisas

  • The children will be developing their language skills in basic Spanish through a variety of activities including songs, games, conversations, and simple reading and writing exercises



Topics of discussion revolve around observation, predicting and questioning the world in which we live.

  • Animal habitats & adaptations

  • Life cycles of plants & animals

  • Weather / Seasons

  • Dental health & healthy habits

  • Earth science

  • Recycling

  • Space

  • 5 Senses


Introduction to communities, holidays and the world we which we live.

  • Families

  • Our country / Pledge of Allegiance / states

  • Holidays and traditions

  • Communities and their helpers