Literacy encompasses more than just reading the words on a page. It also requires that children have the ability to understand what is read, and the skill to write meaningful responses. That is why we offer a program that is designed to enrich your child’s phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, and emergent writing skills. This includes:
• Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion, informative, explanatory and narrative pieces.
• Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.
• Share and discuss work samples containing drawings, paintings, and pictures.
Our mathematics program includes a comprehensive approach that teaches students a variety of mathematical skills. While learning to count to 100, students will be counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s.
They will learn the concept of odd and even numbers and be able to identify them. This includes the following concepts and objectives:
Counting up to 100, comparing numbers, measurement, graphing data geometry, operations and algebraic thinking.
Developing a strong number sense
Knowing the addition math facts
Understanding the value of money
Knowing the units of measurement, time, and weight
Computer Lab: Children are introduced to technology and how to operate a computer. Teachers guide students in activities such as navigating an on-screen menu, becoming familiarized with the basic functions of a browser, accessing materials on a CD-ROM, and the correct operation of high-quality, interactive games.
Tablet: Children will have the opportunity to use tablets as part of our classroom learning too. Students will take on the responsibility of caring for and handling this form of technology. Tablet usage will be integrated to develop fluency in reading, instill phonological awareness and reading comprehension. We will also use the tablets to explore measurement, time, money and various scientific phenomenon including force and motion.
Social Studies, Community, and Family:
Our social studies program is designed to increase children’s awareness of themselves and the world around them. We will focus on the various roles that children assume in their families, schools and communities and helps them identify cultural traditions and historical figures as they relate to events and holidays. Students will look more deeply at the similarities and differences among the world’s people and communities.
Music and Movement
Creative movement and music are exceptional tools in teaching young children. Music and movement is a regular part of our routine with particular goals and expectations in mind.
Character education is an important component of our program. With it, we strive to build a positive sense of self in each child. Each week the teacher will provide activities that touch on topics such as conflict resolution, sharing, manners, and/or personal responsibility. It is infused into the curriculum with the use of games, role-playing, and literature; all which provide students with activities that encourage working together, sharing, cooperation, and language that expresses feelings.