Reading Readiness – Students will engage in activities that will help them understand how written language is used.

Phonics

  • upper and lower case visual letter discrimination
  • Letter -sound association
  • Rhyming
  • Auditory sequencing and blending

Whole Language

  • Sight word identification
  • Left to right progression
  • Listening, comprehending and responding to stories
  • Daily Pre-k news

Language Arts

  • Show & tell
  • Circle time sharing and discussions
  • Dramatic play

Math – Students will begin to develop a sense of math all around them. They will notice and use numbers and math concepts to explore their world.

  • Colors, shapes, sorting, and patterning
  • Counting, number recognition and identification
  • Quantitative concepts and position words
  • Single digit addition and subtraction

Science – Students will develop a functioning knowledge of his/her living and non-living environment.

  • Seasons, weather, plants and animals
  • Health and nutrition
  • Various experiments
  • Individualized class studies (ie: caterpillars/butterflies, hatching ducklings, growing plants, building volcanoes
  • Cooking

Social Studies – Students will develop their first sense of community outside the home. This happens as they begin to make friends and participate in decision making in the classroom. Then it moves beyond the school into the surrounding neighborhood and around the world.

  • Character building skills
  • Self- help skills
  • Community helpers
  • Holidays

Fine and Gross Motor Skills – Students will progress through developmental motor sequences at their own pace. This involves all types of movement.

  • Arts & crafts enhances creativity (drawing, coloring, pasting, cutting and painting…)
  • Writing
  • Playdough
  • Manipulatives (buttons, snaps, zippers, beading, weaving …)
  • Gym/ recess
  • Dance

Music

Musical activities and experiences help children to practice important skills including thinking, language, motor coordination, emotions and rhythm.