There is no one on campus happier or more motivated than our youngest students! The kindergarten year at Holy Family is one filled with wonder, cooperation, and a whole lot of learning. Some favorites of our kindergarteners are Super Bee, the gingerbread hunt, 5th grade buddies, kindergarten soccer, field trips to the pumpkin patch, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Seattle Aquarium, the Halloween parade, performing in the Advent program, and participating in an all-school Mass each month.
Holy Family kindergarten provides a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment while fostering the development of the whole child and a commitment to faith and academic excellence. From the moment they walk through the door, our kindergarteners feel at home.
Meet our kindergarten staff
Reading: Focus is on rhyming, syllables, building phonemic awareness, fluency, and comprehension. Reading instruction includes sessions with the HFK reading specialist and frequent assessments by both their teacher and the reading specialist. Textbooks: Journeys (Houghton Mifflin), Zoo-Phonics, A-Z Reading
Writing: Focus is on writing stamina, proper character formation, and three types of writing: opinion, informational, and narrative. Textbook: Handwriting Without Tears
Math: Includes manipulatives and problem solving and teaches basic math skills including addition, subtraction, 2D and 3D shapes, calendaring and graphing, number sense, measurements and weight, and patterns. Textbook: My Math (McGraw-Hill)
Religion: Focus is on God’s creation, God’s love for you and your love for others, the story of Jesus, and the study of saints. Textbook: We Believe (Sadlier Religion)
Science: Scaffolded curriculum following the Next Generation Science Standards. Hands-on program designed to bring science to life.
Social Studies: Textbook: Social Studies (Harcourt)
Social-Emotional Skills: Second Step Curriculum; SEL class is taught weekly, and lessons provide social-emotional support and encouragement to students, helping them to thrive.
Each week our kindergarteners attend classes in Art, Music, PE, Library, and Spanish.
Religion, Service & Leadership
Our kindergarteners participate in many schoolwide service projects, including visits to local retirement centers, the Thanksgiving Food Drive, Candy Cane & Cocoa to support One Equal Heart, New Bethlehem Center Coat Drive, Catholic Schools Week Kid-to-Kid Campaign Toy Drive, Lenten CRS Rice Bowl, Jump Rope for Heart, and other student-led projects.
Additional Religion Supplements: Virtue of the Month: Virtues in Practice, Talking About Touching.
Each year our kindergarten classes go on field trips to Remlinger Farms, the Seattle Children’s Theatre, and the Seattle Aquarium as well as participate in a service project at the Madison House retirement center.
HFK Fun Run, birthday celebrations, lost tooth song and chart, gingerbread hunt, Johnny Appleseed’s birthday, Halloween party, Thanksgiving activity stations, Advent Program, Christmas Around the World party, 100th Day celebration, Valentine’s Day party, Read Across America events to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, school spirit days such as Storybook Character Day or Sports Day, St. Patrick’s Day activity stations, Mother’s Day celebration, Father’s Day celebration, field day, end of the year celebration, and others.