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K3 - Grade 8 Curricula


The three-year-old kindergarten program (K3) at Christ King School is a calm, joyful, creative, and friendly way to start your child’s school experience. We provide a nurturing, caring, and faith-filled atmosphere in which students gain self-confidence, develop friendships, and learn about the world around them. Aligned with the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS), the K3 program provides students a solid Catholic faith foundation for all future learning through hands-on experiences and intentional play-based curriculum.

K3 students participate in a curriculum that includes learning centers and activities focused on religion and reading & math readiness skills. Additionally, science, social studies, music, art, and physical education woven into the curriculum. K3 students learn about themselves and all of God’s great earth through intentional play. 

Social/Emotional Development and Approaches to Learning 
  • Forming disciples in the context of learning about God’s gifts 
  • Modeling kindness and respecting and finding Jesus in everyone 
  • Helping others 
  • Building confidence
  • Cooperating with others
Physical Development
  • Increasing small and large motor skills
  • Learning through art, music, and movement
  • Promoting self-help skills
Curiosity and Cognitive Development
  • Solving problems
  • Learning numeracy skills
  • Enhancing language and literacy skills 
  • Stimulating creativity and concept development through play 
  • Exploring the use of the five senses 
  • Engaging and learning alongside “buddies” from older grade levels 
  • Reinforcing Catholic virtues of “faith, hope, and love.” 


K3 Program Offerings
The K3 program is a half-day morning program. Parents can choose from one of the following options:
  • 2 Day (Tuesday/Thursday)
  • 3 Day (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
  • 5 Day (Monday through Friday)

The program hours are 8:00AM - 11:00AM.

When sustainable, before-care is available from 6:30-8:00AM. Additionally, K3 Kindergarten Care is available from 11:00AM-3PM (M, T, Th, F) and 11AM-2PM (W), and After School Care (Cavalier Club) is available 3-6PM (M, T, Th, F) and 2-6PM (W).  Please refer to the Extended Care pages for more information.


Additional Policies for K3
  • A uniform is NOT required for K3. 
  • Children must be three years old by September 1st in the year he or she proposes to enter school.
  • As an extension of Christ King School, the K3 program follows the policies and expectations outlined in the Christ King School Parent-Student Handbook.
  • Students in K3 must be fully toilet trained before the first day of school. Fully toilet-trained children can do the following:

    • Tell the adult they have to use the bathroom BEFORE they have to go
    • Pull down their underwear and pants and get them back up without assistance
    • Wipe themselves after toileting without assistance
    • Get on and off the toilet without assistance (stools are provided if the toilet is too tall)
    • Postpone going if they must wait
    • Wear cloth underwear: no pull-ups or diapers are permitted
    • Use the toilet without a special potty chair


  • Numerals 1-10
  • Counting to 20
  • Patterns AB, AABB, ABC
  • Shapes: Square, Rectangle, Circle, Triangle
  • Matching: Symbols, Shapes, Patterns
  • One-to-One Correspondence of Objects
  • More/Less/Same
  • Time: Day and Night
  • Small/Medium/Large
  • Same/Different
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Exposure To Alphabet: Letter Names and Sounds
  • Repeat Simple Nursery Rhymes, Songs, Fingerplays
  • Recognize, Spell, Write First Name
  • Concepts Of Print: Left To Right Direction
  • Holding a Book Right Side Up
  • Hold a Pencil, Marker, Crayon Correctly
  • Build New Vocabulary
  • Retell Familiar Stories
  • Build Listening Skills
  • Draw Pictures and Dictate Sentences About Stories and Experiences
  • Strengthen Visual Discrimination
  • Answers Questions About Stories
  • Sequencing
  • Develop Fine Motor Skills
  • Apples
  • Pumpkins
  • Caterpillars, Butterflies
  • Spiders
  • Autumn
  • Explore Basic Colors
  • Winter
  • Sled Dogs
  • Hibernation
  • Camping
  • Dental Health
  • Wind
  • Explore
  • Color Mixing
  • Seeds
  • Earth Day
  • Baby Chicks
  • Weather & Seasons
Social Studies
  • School Rules
  • My Community
  • Firefighters
  • Thanksgiving
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Dr. Seuss
  • President's Day
  • Valentine's Day
  • Bears
  • Family
  • Good Friends
  • God Gave Us the World
  • Our Father, Hail Mary & Mealtime Prayers
  • God Knows and Loves Us
  • All Saints Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Advent/Lent/Easter/Christmas
  • Jesus is God's Own Son
  • God Gave Us Our Church
  • The Holy Family
  • St. Valentine's Day
  • We Live as Friends of Jesus
  • Mary our Mother
Encore - Art
  • Line, Drawing, Color Theory, Mixing, Circles
  • Ovals, Clay Exploration, Christmas Art
  • Matisse Snails, Texture, Bead Making
Encore - Music
  • Beat, Rhythm, Meter, Melody, Movement With Music, Instruments , Tempo
  • Beat, Rhythm, Meter, Melody, Movement With Songs, Form, Timbre, Instruments, Tempo
  • Songs For The Spring Concert, Expression, Singing, Using Movement With Songs, Rhythm, And Using Dynamics With Singing
Encore - Technology
  • Signing In and Logging Off
  • Using Symbaloo
  • Parts of a Computer
  • Mouse Skills
  • Navigating a Website
  • Using A Website App To Create a Picture with Text
  • Saving From a Website App
  • Printing a Document
  • Turning Computer On
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Using a Website App to Draw a Picture and Type a Sentence
  • Printing From a Website App
Encore - Phys. Ed
  • September: Ball Handling Skills
  • October: Scoops/ogo Disc
  • November: Parachute Play
  • December: Jump Rope Skills
  • January: Balance Skills
  • February: Hula Hoop Skills
  • March: Upper Body Strength
  • April: Strength/condition
  • May: 3 Step Dodgeball/Tag
Encore - Library
K3 to grade 5 classes are scheduled on a regular basis to visit the library and learn library skills, exposure to literary materials and book circulation.



K5 - Grade 8

We follow the curriculum guides set forth by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Find them HERE.