Pre-Kindergarten is an exciting time for both students and parents! Our students engage in hands-on activities as a means of developing individual learning approaches. They are assessed using teacher observation, work samples and student/teacher conferences.
Language and Literacy: The students will begin to show interest in informational and literary texts about familiar objects, making relevant coments and appropriate responses to story events and characters. The students will develop the foundations needed to meet with later success in reading and writing in the following areas: Phonemic Awareness, Oral Language Comprehension, Concepts about Print, and Early Writing Development.
- Explore books independently
- Participate in choral speaking of poems, songs, and stories with repeated patterns
- Retell familiar stories
- Alphabet: identify letter names and sounds
- Recognize, spell and write their first name
- Sight word recognition
- Hold a pencil, marker and crayon correctly
- Recognize rhyming words and repeat simple nursery rhymes
- Build listening skills
- Strengthen visual discrimination
- Develop fine motor skills
Mathematics: The student will use emergent mathematical knowledge as a problem as a problem solving tool, investigation, communication, connections, and representation.
- Recognition of numerals 1-20
- Count orally to 20
- Classify objects: color, shape and size
- Patterning: identify and copy simple patterns
- Sizes: small, medium, large
- Matching symbols, shapes and patterns
- Compare sets of 10 objects using terms: more than, less than, or same as
- Time: night and day
- Identify two-dimensional shapes: circle, square, triangle, and rectangle
- Simple joining and separating situations with numbers
- Shows awareness that money is used to buy things and that coins differ in value
The students also explore Religion (through Bible stories and prayer), Science, Creative Arts, Social Skills, and Technology.