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
November 2020 News!
4 year-old Pre-K (Ms. Liz)
We will kick off the new month talking about nutrition. We will make some collages about good and bad foods. We will work on the 4 food groups too.
We will jump into families and how friends at school are our family too. We will start to work on a project that we will use at Thanksgiving.
We will wrap up the month by doing a couple of weeks
about Thanksgiving. We will make all kinds of cool things for Thanksgiving.
We wish you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Ms. Liz & Ms. Hasna
4 year-old Pre-K (Ms. Jamie)
October was a great month. We stayed healthy and had a great time learning.
We focused on Fall, Harvest and Halloween fun!
They have learned so much this month. We really focused on following directions independently during small group and the sounds each letter makes. We also worked on adding 2 numbers together by rolling a dice. They feel successful using gems and cubes to count using one on one correspondence.
In November we will work on assessments!
We will also talk about what it means to be thankful!
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner!
Hello Families! Hello Fall!
The school agers have been very busy working on their school work. They are also working with Ms. K for their songs for Christmas caroling.
On Wednesday, November 25th we will be having a Thanksgiving feast with the children and staff.
Please make sure you are sending warm clothing for your child/children (hats, mittens, heavy coats).
Have a great month! Thank you!
Ms. Barb and Ms. Ashley