St. Anthony School Kailua

Primary K-2


In our Kindergarten program we focus on the total child.  Our objectives are to help each child grow spiritually, academically physically, emotionally, and socially.  We know that children need to feel good about themselves in order to achieve their best.  Further, we know that children all grow at their own rates.  With this in mind, we provide opportunities for each child to be successful.

Kindergarten is a time for discovery.  It is the time that children should begin their love for learning.  They learn how to read, how to write, and with the help of manipulatives learn math concepts and skills.  They participate in small groups in learning centers and learn how to work in a group, as well as independently.  Throughout their day, they create, express themselves through the arts, dramatize, and explore.  Technology is incorporated in their learning environment through lessons and the use of tools such as the iPad.

One of our objectives is to include parental involvement within our curriculum, whether it occurs at home or at school.  This we do because we believe that parents are their children’s primary educators.  When teachers and parents become partners in education, children will grow to their fullest potential.

1st & 2nd Grades

In our primary program (Grades 1-2), we focus on the total child.  We hold high expectations for our students spiritually, academically, and socially.  We know that children need to feel good about themselves in order to achieve their best.  With that in mind, we try to provide opportunities for each of them to be successful.

Our curriculum is based on Christian values, which are integrated throughout all curriculum areas. We provide a rich literature-based Language Arts program; including phonics, spelling, reading and grammar (applied to various forms of writing). Our thematic Social Studies and Science units allow the students to explore, collaborate, and engage in meaningful learning. We build a solid foundation in math through the use of math manipulatives, daily practice of math facts, problem solving and mental math.

Within each grade level, we collaborate in curriculum planning and assessment. Our objective is to work together as a team-student, parent and teacher, with the understanding that parents are their child’s primary educators. With this cooperative effort, we hope to instill positive character values, which will sustain each child throughout their lifetime.

  • Kindergarten

    Reading Readiness/Phonics

    1. Rhyming words
    2. Letter recognition of capital and lower case letters Aa-Zz
    3. Letters Aa-Zz:  Beginning and ending consonant sounds and beginning and middle vowel sounds
    4. Reading:  Simple words and sentences, decoding, encoding, recognizing sight words, word families, identifying main ideas, making predictions, and recognizing the sequent of events in a story.
    5. Writing: Neatness, correct formation of letters, capitalization, spacing, and punctuation in a sentence, basic spelling, word families, and sight word memorization.


    • Sorting and Classifying
    • Patterns
    • Matching and Counting
    • Counting up to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, 10’s, Counting by 2’s up to 20
    • Identifying numbers 0-31
    • Identifying and knowing the value of coins
    • Measurement
    • Sequencing and Time
    • Basic Addition
    • Basic Subtraction
    • Problem Solving
    • Learn how math is used in our world

    Science/ Health

    • Safety
    • About Me & My Senses
    • Weather/Seasons
    • Animals
    • Objects
    • Earth’s Resources & Conservation
    • Day and Night Sky
    • Water
    • Plants
    • Taking Care of Our Bodies

    Social Studies

    • Rules
    • Maps
    • Families
    • Traditions
    • Communities
    • Holidays
    • Communities & Community Helpers
    • Goods and Services
    • Our Country
    • Citizenship and Caring for the Earth
    • Civil Rights Movements


    • God Loves Me
    • Our Family
    • God’s Family
    • Life of Jesus
    • Everything God Made is Good
    • Respecting People & Cultures
    • Mass
    • Saints
    • Bible Stories
    • Prayers
    • Stations of the Cross
    • Church Seasons
    • Respect Life


    • Days of the Week, Months, Dates (Calendar)
    • Journal Writing
    • Reading Groups
    • Center Activities
    • Growing Independence
    • Book-It Program
    • Field Trips/Speakers
    • Drawing and Coloring
    • Working & Playing with Others
    • Responsibilities
    • At Home Reading Activities
    • Oral Presentations
  • 1st Grade 

    Reading/Language Arts

    • Alphabetical order
    • Antonyms
    • Digraphs
    • Synonyms, homonyms
    • Blends
    • Sentence structure
    • Short and long vowels
    • Capitalization
    • Vowel combinations
    • Punctuation
    • Compound words
    • Dictionary skills
    • Contractions
    • Story structure/Setting
    • Nouns
    • Retelling
    • Verbs
    • Characters
    • Adjectives
    • Plot
    • Possessive endings
    • Conflict resolution


    • Journals
    • Descriptive
    • Narrative
    • Comparative
    • Expository
    • Explanatory


    • Study parts of Mass
    • Study parts of the Trinity
    • Appreciate and care for the world God made for us


    • 52 of the 70 phonograms
    • Vowels and consonants
    • Short and long vowel sounds
    • 5 rules of silent final e
    • Use these skills to decode unfamiliar words


    • Graphing
    • Fractions
    • Symmetry
    • Odd/Even
    • Addition
    • Numeration
    • Subtraction
    • Money
    • Calendar
    • Intro: Multiplication/Division
    • Time
    • Greater than, less than, equal to
    • Estimation/Measurement
    • Problem solving
    • Temperature
    • Place value: ones, tens

    Social Studies/Science

    1st grade integrates these two subjects in all areas of study; Art, English, Math, Reading, Religion, seasonal and cultural events in the year.

  • 2nd Grade


    • Living Things Grow and Change
    • Habitats for living things
    • Earth’s resources
    • Earth long ago
    • Space and Weather
    • Exploring matter
    • Forces and motion
    • Sound


    • Our Catholic faith
    • Sacrament of Reconciliation
    • Sacrament of the Eucharist
    • Sacrament of Confirmation
    • The Mass
    • Our Catholic Church and us
    • Church Seasons: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter


    • Review manuscript
    • Lowercase and uppercase cursive letters

    Language Arts


    • Weekly spelling test
    • Phonogram sound cards


    • Grade level literature based readers
    • Reading Strategies and skills: comprehension/critical thinking, vocabulary, decoding
    • Daily reading logs


    • Reviewed skills: rhyming, initial, medial, and final consonants, blends, short and long vowels, contractions
    • New skills: hard and soft C and G, diphthongs, vowel digraphs, pairs and r- controlled, prefixes and suffixes, ending le, plurals, compound and two-syllable words, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms


    • Grammar: sentences, nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs
    • Writing: personal narrative, descriptive, explanatory, comparative, expository, story


    • Addition and subtraction facts to 18
    • Place value and number patterns to 100
    • Money and time
    • Two-digit addition
    • Two-digit subtraction
    • Data, graphing, and probability
    • Geometry and spatial sense
    • Measurement and fractions
    • Number sense and operations
    • Multiplication and division readiness

    Social Studies

    • People and communities
    • Countries and Continents
    • Goods and services
    • Introduction to government
    • Introduction to American history
    • Important people, places, and holidays in America
    • Map skills