Cover of Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey, Caldecott Medal, Kolbe Academy Kindergarten Curriculum, Mrs. Mallard with her ducklings

Make Way for The Ducklings

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Make Way for Ducklings is a featured book in Kolbe Academy’s Kindergarten curriculum as it reinforces and complements the lessons that teach: 

  • Animal habitats 
  • Predators and the food chain 
  • Map skills and the area where you live
Follow Mr. & Mrs. Mallard as they search for a home where they can raise their ducklings Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack Ouack, Pack, and Quack. When they decide that the pond in Boston Public Gardens would be the perfect place, there is just one problem – how will they get their ducklings there safely? With a little help from the Boston police, the famous Mallard family of Boston make their way home. Winner of the Caldecott Medal for its lively illustrations, this classic picture book is perfect for reading aloud and is a worthy addition to any family bookshelf.  

Kolbe's New Kindergarten Program - Coming in August 2024

Kolbe Academy’s Kindergarten program introduces young children to the wonders of the world around them! This comprehensive curriculum offers children and parents a gentle entry into the world of Catholic classical education. Each week’s lesson has a particular theme related to the life of Christ and/or the liturgical season, and each theme serves as a jumping-off point for lessons in art, history, science, and catechism. The Math & Logic and English & Phonics lessons are designed to be fun, engaging, and age-appropriate in order to build a solid foundation for future learning.

With an easy-to-follow course plan to guide parents through each week’s lessons, you can help your kindergarten student discover truth, goodness, and beauty through:

  • Catechism and Bible verses
  • Art appreciation, technique, and theory
  • English & Phonics
  • Math & Logic
  • Science
  • History
  • Mapwork
  • Simple poetry memorization
  • Literature and music
This open-and-go curriculum is designed with the young child in mind, and features gentle pacing, colorful images, opportunities for repetition and review, and simple yet informative lessons that connect each lesson to their daily life and the life of Jesus.