Hands-on activities allow children to explore basic concepts such as colors, shapes, numbers and letters. Students learn to identify letters of the alphabet, explore beginning sounds, and develop basic number concepts. New learning is reinforced through activities, songs, books, chants, etc. Students also practice content in various ways through their center time.
Students focus on learning to write capital letters and numbers correctly with the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. Handwriting also includes center activities such as Mat Man sticks, interactive CDs, and magnet letter kits.
Science and Social Studies
Students learn about science through inquiry and discovery learning. In science, our youngest students ask questions, tell what they think will happen, and describe what they see happening as they observe and participate in science experiments. In social studies students focus on learning about themselves, their family, their community, and their role in the community. Units and weekly activities provide the basis for this learning . Some units are: My Five Senses, Transportation, and Seeds and Plants. Basic principles of weight and measurement are embedded in science and math activities. Students also enjoy working in the their class garden bed.
Daily play in centers allows students develop important social skills by interacting with each other and their environment. Students work in various centers, providing an opportunity for the the teacher to work individually with students.
HOT Fair – Students visit the fair as they learn about life on the farm.
Pumpkin Patch – The Pumpkin Patch is a fun trip that helps students learn about growing food on a farm. They listen to stories and go on a hay ride, too.
Department of Public Safety – Fireman and policemen teach our kindergarteners about their jobs and the importance of community helpers.
Steven Fite Concert--Students attend this fun concert designed for especially for young learners.