Kindergarten

Mrs. Griffith

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Welcome to Kindergarten at Our Lake of the Lake Catholic School. The word kindergarten comes from the German words kinder and garten, literally "children's garden." In early kindergartens, the teachers were known as kindergarteners, the gardeners working to bring about growth in their students. This blending of words symbolizes the partnership of the learning environment in our school between students and teachers who work together to maximize development. Our goal is to provide that special garden which will allow your child to blossom and flourish. With the right mix of a challenging curriculum, a large sprinkling of songs, rhymes, and laughter, and an appreciation for the light of our Catholic faith which shines down upon us, we bring about the progress of each little person in a joyous year. We're excited to share our program with you!

Kindergarten Field Trips

  • Lee Farms
  • Oregon Theater Productions
  • Buddy Picnic
  • Oregon Zoo

Religious Education

Kindergarten Students at OLL use the We Believe text from Sadlier to enhance their religious curriculum. Kindergarten students pray together each morning, participate in school Masses, and grow in their knowledge of the Catholic faith. 

Service Projects

The youngest students at our school took on that call to service with enthusiasm by participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.  This annual tradition raises funds to help transform the lives of children all over the world.  After learning about the ways in which UNICEF assists children, and role playing how to go about collecting money for UNICEF along with their own trick-or-treating, the children were anxious to get started.  After Halloween we determined that the kindergarten students earned $374.48!  I am proud of their efforts and the students feel good about working together to heed Jesus' call to make a difference in the lives of their peers. 

Technology

Kindergarten students visit the computer lab to work on basic computing skills: typing, mouse skills, and use of computer programs. Kindergarten students benefit from online reading and math programs, as well as a set of shared classroom iPads.