Welcome to my Pre-Kindergarten/Preschool students. I am looking forward to working with you this year. Parents, thank you for sharing your child with me. Love, Miss Siino
Following is our Pre-K schedule and curriculum information.
12:00 - 12:55 Free Activity Time - Children are offered a variety of manipulatives, equipment for building, activities for creative play, and materials for paper and pencil tasks. During this time they will also work in small groups on a specific project and may work individually with the teacher on a learning task. (On Wednesdays & Fridays the children will have music from 12:30 - 1:00.)
1:00 - 1:15 Storytime - Our stories are usually related to our topic of the day. After the story we discuss our whole group work lesson for the day.
1:15 - 1:45 Structured learning time - Children work on a lesson related to our topic of the day. (colors, shapes, letters...) When they are finished they may choose to work on puzzles, stencils, manipulatives, computers, look at books....
1:50 - 2:25 Snack and outdoor play time.
2:30 - 2:40 Circletime - fingerplays, songs, stories... We also review what we worked on that day, and talk about what we will do tomorrow.
Pre-K Curriculum: The Pre-K program provides a curriculum that is both challenging and enriching. We provide a balance of play and learning with more structured group activities. Throughout the day children work individually, in small groups, and in large groups. We understand that children come from different backgrounds and no one style of learning will work for all. We provide a setting that allows children choices to explore all aspects of their cognitive ability and encourages them to develop their many talents and skills. We offer a variety of manipulatives, equipment for building, activities for creative play, and materials for pencil and paper tasks. We work on a variety of skills each day and throughout the year. Our curriculum is child-centered and focuses upon age-appropriate learning activities. Following are many of the skills we will be working on during the school year.
-small motor skills (cutting, pasting, printing...)
-large motor skills (throwing, catching, climbing...)
-social development (sharing, taking turns...)
-language development (through stories, fingerplays, songs...)
-color and shape recognition
-alphabet (recognition and printing)
-numbers (recognition, counting, 1-1 correspondence)
-listening and following directions
The religion program that we will be using in Pre-K this year is called “Stories of God's Love”. We also read stories to the children from The Beginners Bible For Children.