Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, Swift & Ward, Kolbe Academy Kindergarten curriculum, red lighthouse with the Brooklyn Bridge above it.

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge

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A red lighthouse stands tall and proud on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River, protecting the boats with its bright lights. The red lighthouse felt big and proud of his important job. But then workers came and built a tall, gray structure that seemed to touch the sky. The little red lighthouse figures he isn’t needed anymore, not with the great bridge’s bright, flashing lights. But the little lighthouse soon learns that though he is small, he is still very important!

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge is a featured book in Kolbe Academy’s Kindergarten curriculum as it reinforces and complements the lessons that teach:

  • Rivers and lakes
  • Freshwater vs. Saltwater
  • Map skills

This book is used in the following courses:
  • Kolbe's Kindergarten Program
    • Homeschool

Kolbe's New Kindergarten Program - Coming in August 2024

Kolbe Academy’s Kindergarten homeschool 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
  • Map work
  • 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.