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 -7:40 - Greeting upon arrival. Free choice time.  Arrive in the Pre-K classroom at 7:45. (Children clean up at 7:40 and transfer to the Pre-K classroom.

7:00 -8:30 - Friends wash hands for breakfast upon arrival and eat in the 4 year-old classroom.

7:45 -8:15 - Table toys/ Books/ Art/ Playdough

8:15 -8:20 - Clean up and find their carpet spot

8:20 -8:45 - Circle time

8:45 -9:00 - Small Group Time (Mon.-Small Group.  Tues.-Games.  Wed.-Small Group. Thurs.-Small Group. Fri-Cooking Experiment)

9:00 -9:30 - Specials (Tues.-Art.  Wed.-Music. Fri.-Sign Language.) (Mon/Thurs.-Special Activity as a whole group)

9:30 -9:40 - Bathroom/Wash (Split into two groups and book or activity during the split in the classroom)

9:40 -9:50 - Snack

9:50 -10:40 - Free Choice (Sand and water table is open)

10:40 -10:45 - Clean up and find carpet spot

10:45 -10:55 - Closing Circle

10:55 -11:25 - Outside time weather permitting/large motor

11:25 -11:30 - Bathroom/ Wash up for lunch

11:30 -12:00 - Lunch (Children serve themselves lunch and can take longer to eat if needed.  Bathroom/ Wash up after lunch.

12:00 -2:00 - Lights off and Rest time (Wake room and art room open up at 1:00)

2:00 -2:15 - Bathroom/ Wash

2:15 -2:30 - Snack

2:30 -3:30 - Outside time weather permitting/large motor

3:30 -4:00 - Activity/ Music/ Movement/ Story

4:00 -4:30- Free Choice

4:30 -4:45- Clean up and get ready to combine with the 4 year-old classroom.

4:45 -6:00- Table toys/ Books/ Art/ Playdough.  *Goodbyes upon departure.

Specials

Monday: Science 3:45-4:15

Tuesday: Art 9:00- 9:30

Wednesday: Music 9:00- 9:30

Thursday: Yoga 3:30- 4:00

Friday: Sign Language 9:00- 9:30

April 2022 News!

4s (Ms. Liz)

Happy Spring!Spring begins and we have noticed we have some warmer days here and there. Thank you to our parents for leaving all our winter things as we are still using them in the morning!
We will be talking about the changes of Spring. We will walk around outside looking for signs of spring.
We will be celebrating Week of the Young Child being Super Heroes.
We will do fun activities for Art and Super Heroes.
Nursery Rhymes will follow next and we will learn some new Nursery Rhymes. Fun thing next will be Easter. I’m sure we will enjoy doing
Art about bunnies. We will finish out our fun month of April with Dinosaurs, which is always a favorite.
Happy Easter to our families and friends.
Miss Hasna, Miss Liz and all our Super Hereos

4K 

Hello parents!
The children had a blast in March on St. Patrick’s Day week trying to catch the leprechaun! Sad to say we didn’t catch him but he left us a bunch of coins.
Starting off the week in April we will talk about the Week of the Young Child, which will be a Super Hero theme. That week every day will be fun dress up/activity day. The following week we will go into Easter, all ready - wow! Next we will talk about the earth and how we will try to keep it green and why we live here. Last, we will learn about all kinds of bugs.
The class is doing well but will continue to practice writing their names, the alphabet and their sounds. Rhyming has been great and we hope to move into sight words soon.
Another friendly reminder that graduation pictures are Monday, April 4th. Cap and gown are provided from the daycare.
Happy Easter!
Mrs. Hanna and Mr. Nick