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.
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
June 2020 News!
4's (Ms. Liz)
We will kick off the month of June talking about our Dads, Grandpas and
other important men in our lives. We will make cards and gifts for them.
We will have a week talking about summer fun. We will make homemade
Giant Bubbles and other fun things for outside.
Then we will jump into talking about the Ocean. We will make several different kinds of sea creatures that live in our ocean.
We will hopefully have some water play outside as well.
Have a great summer and be safe! Miss Liz and the 4’s
4 year-old Pre-K (Ms. Jamie)
What a whirlwind it has been!
Welcome back to everyone who was gone!
June is going to be great! We will celebrate Father’s Day and talk about the importance of dairy farms this month.
We will also do some fun science experiments to begin our summer!
Let’s have a great month!
Stay healthy everyone!
School-agers (Ms. Abby)
I’m excited to be back this summer! As we move forward, due to general safety, lack of restroom availability, and wellness, we are not going to be having any field trips in the month of June. Moving forward into July I really hope that field trips will become a reality again. If facilities open, we will work on understanding what the best course of action for field trips will be with some nature centers, parks, and other outdoor, low contact adventures. That being said, June will be an awesome month. We have a great group and I can’t wait for everyone to get acquainted and reacquainted with each other. We are going to focus on a lot of reading this summer with reading time, listening to reading, some phonics lessons and starting to work our way through the first Little House on the Prairie book during this month. We will also be enjoying yoga, music, Spanish, and Sign Language weekly.
Also, please send a picture of your family for your child to keep at Daycare for times when they are feeling sad or missing their loved ones. Thank you!
Hope you all have a safe and fun kick off to summer!