pre-K Classes

Our pre-k classes are set up for those children who will be entering kindergarten the following year. The children enjoy art class, creative movement, indoor and outdoor play, Bible story, and circle time.

The curriculum presents interactive, hands-on learning—with an emphasis on having fun together as a class. Daily math, phonics, and pre-reading lessons are interspersed with age-appropriate music, science, language arts, heritage studies, and handwriting segments.

Pre-Reading
• Language acquisition and development
• Recognition of alphabet letters
• Phonemic awareness of alphabet sounds /a/-/z/
• Letter-sound recognition of medial short vowel sounds; initial and final consonants
• Optional beginning reading strand for eager learners

Listening and Literature
• Traditional literature; realistic and fanciful prose and poetry; nursery rhymes
• Vocabulary development and enrichment
• Auditory memory; sound by direction, pitch, tempo, and volume; rhyming words
• Listening questions to develop comprehension
• Dictation of group writing experiences; sentence completions; sequencing of story

Handwriting
• Correct posture, pencil hold, and paper placement
• Prewriting skills; finger tracing and pencil tracking of left-to-right, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, zigzag, and curved line
• Uppercase and lowercase PreCursive alphabet; numbers 0-12

Mathematics
• Number recognition 0-20; counting to 100; shape recognition; pattern sequencing; color sequencing
• Calendar, clock, coins, measurement, dot patterns, number sets, number line, ordinals, fractions
• Position words

Social Studies
• Concepts of God's plan for the child and his family
• Patriotism, patriotic symbols, holidays
• Community helpers, transportation

Science
•Environment: seasonal changes of plants and animals; animal families and animal homes
• Hands-on: experiments, cooking, weather, space, magnets

Art
Art suggestions and craft activities correlated with unit themes

Motor
Fine and gross motor development activities; games, action rhymes, and action songs

Music
• Songs, rhymes, and musical games
• Additional music strand to complement lessons through movement, rhythm instruments, retelling of stories, games, and songs