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4 Year-old Pre-K All-Day Program

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. 

If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."

~ Albert Einstein

Our goal in our Pre-K classroom is to provide our students with an opportunity to learn while balancing both an organized enviornment and learning through play.  We base our program on the Creative Curriculum with a focus on the Everyday Math Program and Handwriting without Tears.  We feel that it is important to teach our students skills through hands on activity and movement.

Throughout the year the students are asked to do a few family projects which involve an activity that a parent and child complete as a team - most often some sort of art project.  We believe that this is a great time to talk to your child about school and see his/her progress in learning.  This is a wonderful way to get family involved in what is going on in the classroom.

As new themes arise each week we change our areas of the classroom to help keep our students' interest.  It is always exciting seeing the students' reactions to our new items in the book area, sensory table, dramatic play, block area and discovery table. We also dedicate a bulletin board to a "Star Student" every other week to display pictures, favorites, and news about a friend in our class.  The children always look forward to seeing who the next Star Student is.

 

Our Pre-K program is devoted to helping children grow and prepare for Kindergarten in a positive environment.  We do our best to accomodate our teaching to service the needs of each child in our class.  Ultimately, our goal is to guide our students day-by-day and facilitate their learning as they have only just begun their jouney in education.

 

Daily Pre-K Schedule

6:30-8:00           Arrival/breakfast/free play

8:00-8:15           Group time

8:15-8:30           Prepare for outside time

8:30-9:15           Outside time

9:15-9:30           Snack

9:30-10:20        50 minutes of free play/art

10:20-10:30      Clean up

10:30-10:50      Small groups

10:50-11:00      Story

11:00-11:30      Bathroom/Get sleeping bags/Get ready for lunch

11:30-12:00      Lunch/Bathroom

12:00-2:00        Naptime

2:00-2:30           Bathroom/Snack

2:30-3:15           Outside Time

3:15-3:30           End of the day Group Time

3:30-4:15           Free play

4:15-4:30           Clean up

4:30-4:45           Story time

4:45-6:00           Table toys/Stories/Dismissal

November 2023 News!

4s (Ms. Liz)

4’s

Happy November!

We will kick off the month talking about Nutrition. What foods are good for us and   not good for us.

Harvest will be what is next to talk about. Where many of our foods come from       and who grows our foods. What happens at the end of growing season?

Families are a big part of our lives, so we will share our families with each other.    Parents please share pictures for our family board in our room.

What are we thankful for? Thanksgiving is a time of family, sharing, helping each other. It’s a time of giving back to our community.

We will end the month talking about Christmas around the World. We will learn   customs of other countries.

 

Happy Thanksgiving from Miss Liz and her 4’s  

 

4K 

Welcome November!

October flew by in the 4K room, and we're onto the next!

This year's 4K has begun to feel like a true family. We will be using the terms "personal space" and "boundaries" more in the classroom as well as talking about our families that we have at home.

Our field trip to the Grand will be held November 7th at 9:30.

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Ms. Jocelyne

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