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
January 2020 News!
4's (Ms. Liz)
Happy New Year!
January is here and we will be talking about winter and the changes in the weather.
Winter Animals is what we talk about next. Where do animals go in the winter? What is hibernation and who does this? Do all animals hibernate in the winter?
We will then jump into Shapes, Patterns and Colors. We will do a review. We will learn about how to pattern.
Body Parts will be the next thing we jump into by learning about our body and what makes it work.
We will talk about exercise and how it is good for us and our bodies.
Happy New Year to all our families!
Ms Liz & the 4 year olds.
4 year-old Pre-K (Ms. Jamie)
December was filled with learning about giving to others and also about Christmas!
We made some cute crafts and worked on creating our own patterns.
January is going to be great! We will continue working on letters and sounds as well as what words all start with the same letter (cat, carpet, can, crayon).
We will learn about New Year, Healthy Bodies, the Ocean and Ground Hog’s Day.
The kids have really enjoyed being Star of the Week. Thank you for helping your child be a STAR for a week in front of their peers!
Happy New Year!