2011-10-07 / School

St. Joseph School Kindergarteners Are Superkids!!


The “Superkids” banner proudly marking St. Joseph School as a member of the pilot program The “Superkids” banner proudly marking St. Joseph School as a member of the pilot program The Kindergarten classes at St. Joseph School are leading the way in Reading and Language Arts by participating in “Superkids”, the comprehensive Reading and Language Arts program targeted specifically to the lower elementary school grades. The Superkids Reading Program was developed by Pleasant Rowland, a highly respected contributor to the Reading and Language Arts fields, as well as the creator of the beloved “American Girls” series. It is this innovative way of teaching history to generations of children that carries over to her exciting reading program.

The St. Joseph School Kindergarten classes are the “pilot classes” for this program targeting grades K - 2. It is based on research that validates the phonics-based method of teaching reading. Each level of the program provides the systematic phonicsbased reading instruction needed by the students to develop a strong base before advancing to more difficult work. This is reinforced with the use of songs and “Superkids” characters that are woven through their class work and homework to keep them motivated and engaged. By integrating reading, writing, spelling and grammar and by balancing the essential elements of Reading and Language Arts, the students will be able to meet the challenges of a more academic elementary education and will have a strong foundation built on the basics. Core instruction material, take home work 2 - 3 night a week, online games, interactive library books and other exciting tools are used to reinforce the school-to-home connection. For more information on the Early Childhood Program at St. Joseph School, please visit our website at www.advantageforlife.org or attend our Early Childhood Open House on Monday, November 7th, 2011.



Mrs. Hock, KA, reads to some of her students during “carpet time” Mrs. Hock, KA, reads to some of her students during “carpet time”

Mrs. Conte, KB, reviewing the vocabulary learned in last week’s lesson Mrs. Conte, KB, reviewing the vocabulary learned in last week’s lesson

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