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

FINE MOTOR SKILLS

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

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

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RELIGION

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



MATHEMATICS

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

LANGUAGE ARTS

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

SPANISH

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

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SCIENCE

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

SOCIAL STUDIES

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