CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND TIMES:
This class is designed to aide the children in separation and make the transition easier into the three’s program and the longer day. In addition, the Pre-Nursery class also helps with following simple directions and interacting with their teachers and peers. It is also equally important that they become more independent, self-confident and enjoying their first school experience in a safe fun environment. This class increases a half hour after the start of the new year.
In this class the children will learn how to share, socialize and learn The Golden Rules. There is more structure in this class than the Pre-Nursery. The class will learn and begin to recognize the letters in both their first and last name. Each week the class focuses on a different number and/or letter. Every month the emphasis will be on a different color. Themes include seasons, religion, holidays and many more. Arts and crafts projects correlate with the monthly themes. Circle time slowly increases to about 15 minutes by the end of the year. During this time children are engaged, and sitting listening to teacher directed activities. These activities include the pledge of allegiance, months of the year, days of the week. The children will count the days of the month, go over the color of the month and the letter and sound of the week. They will discuss the weather of the day and dress the weather bear each day. A book will be read and they will answer teacher directed questions about the book. Singing is a big part of the day along with listening and movement activities. Free play and Clean-up time are an integral part of the learning process. The three-year-old class prepares the children for our Pre-K program.
Socialization and independence are stressed in the Four-year-old rooms. Letters and letter sounds are the focus of the Four-year-old program along with numbers, religious themes, and thematic units such as seasons, holidays, hibernation, dinosaurs and author studies to name a few. We practice and put on a beautiful Christmas pageant as well as a graduation celebration. There is free play every day as well as projects done in large and small groups. The children work on their manners daily, learning to wait patiently and raise their hands when something is needed. There are computers in the classroom to be used during free play. The classes will take several field trips throughout the year including visiting the farm, a ride on the bus and a family picnic. When conflict arises, the children are encouraged to problem solve on their own with little to no help from the adult, the teacher takes the perspective of an on looker. By the end year, the children are more than ready for their Kindergarten experience to begin.
|The children will visit with
Pastor Martin once a month for chapel.