EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM – PRE-K

Transitioning with our Advanced Program

The following programs are used to facilitate our learning

The SRA Imagine It!  

This is adopted as one of the learning programs in our school, our monthly unit themes include cross-curriculum connections: Reading and Comprehension, Science, Social Studies, Math and Art.

SRA Imagine It! Online Program

The effectiveness of presenting the group lessons online is very intriguing for our students. It is interactive, engaging and promotes group response. This program can be used for homework assignments and our online learning.

The Sadlier Program:

Math

This program develop mathematically proficient students for life!

Our Pre-K Students are empowered with the skills to solve mathematical word problem, using S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).  

Phonics

Our Pre-K Phonics Program builds progressively upon students’ understanding and use of spoken and written language. The phonics instruction helps students :

  • become aware of and manipulate the sounds of spoken English (phonological and phonemic awareness). Phonemic awareness is the conscious understanding that spoken words are made of individual and separable sounds—phonemes
  • identify the letters of the alphabet by shapes and names (alphabetic knowledge).
  • relate sounds to spellings (the alphabetic principle).
  • read each letter or combination of letters in a word to determine the word’s meaning (word recognition/ decoding).
  • learn Phonological awareness that encompasses phonemic awareness. It gives them the ability to think  Specific features of phonological awareness that  include an understanding that words can rhyme; that sentences are made of words; and that words have syllables, can begin or end with the same sound, and are made of individual sounds, or phonemes, that can be put together or taken apart to make new words.

Language Arts

The Language Arts program continues to develop skills in reading, comprehension, vocabulary, writing, phonics, spelling and encourage listening skills.

Tools:

Learning Dynamics, Learning Without Tears and ABeka Language Art

https://4weekstoread.com/pages/testimonials

https://www.sadlier.com/school/from-phonics-to-reading

https://www.abeka.com/ABekaOnline/BookDescription.aspx?sbn=302465&childSbn=99201

 

Reading 

Learning Dynamics

Learning Dynamics Reading System helps children develop language and comprehension skills through activities that teach sequencing, rhyming, classification, same/different, and opposites.

Phonics Methodology

  1. A structured and progressive program
  2. Multi-sensory lesson activity
  3. With each new letter and reading rule, children practice only what has been learned. Children gain confidence quickly and show measurable results with each lesson. They have fun with appealing games, songs, and lesson activities in an easy first reading experience

With our system of teaching short, systematic, and engaging lessons, kids learn decoding, proper phonemic awareness, and immediate application through the appropriate books of only what they have learned up to that point. Learning Dynamics is the only program that provides books that contain only the material they have learned up to that point. Kids’ confidence stays high, and they believe they can do it. Each child will end up with their own library of books that they keep, and this helps them to quickly take ownership and gain excitement for learning.

Tools:

Learning Dynamics, Learning Without Tears and ABeka Language Art

https://4weekstoread.com/pages/testimonials

https://www.sadlier.com/school/from-phonics-to-reading

https://www.abeka.com/ABekaOnline/BookDescription.aspx?sbn=302465&childSbn=99201 Save

Mathematics

 

Our students are expose to everyday Math skills using for the following tools:

https://schoolstore.sadlier.com/sadlier-math-student

https://www.abeka.com/abekaonline/bookdescription.aspx?sbn=302503

Handwriting

Handwriting Without Tears is a multi-sensory handwriting instruction that help students build strong printing skills for writing numerals, letters, words and sentences. 

Tools:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jukn9cEeXek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaifybYd4qA

Social Studies

Our Pre-K students learn about the people in their families, neighborhoods, school, and the world at large. They begin to understand that social and environmental issues can affect them.

Through our age -appropriate experiences, they develop the foundation they need to become responsible and fulfilled adult citizens.

The curriculum components both with cognitive dimensions are Social knowledge and understanding and Social Skills are especially important in Preschool.

We accomplish this by ensuring that our children learn the following concepts either through play in their different centers or by communicating with adults and their peers:

Diversity: Children understand cultural diversity.

Community Roles: They learn about community helpers

Decision making: Children participate in making classroom decisions.

Science

Included in our SRA themes, are resources for our students to develop interest in nature, exploration, technology and mathematics. Using an organized reasoning, analytical thinking, and problem solving that cultivate their curiosity about the natural world.

S.T.E.A.M

   

S.T.E.A.M: Ask, Imagine, Plan , Create, and Improve 

S– Science: Investigate

T-Technology: Exploring Tools

E– Engineering: Plan, Make, Test and Invent

A – Arts: Open -Ended Creative Activities

M– Math: Patterns, Shapes and Numbers

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math are integrated into everyday learning using hands on materials. Our students express their creativity with the criteria that promote innovation. They analyze, compare, contrast and generate higher order thinking skills. 

Public Speaking

Integrating S.T.E.A.M to our Public Speaking: Students assignments with specific criteria are presented in front of the class, hence building vocabulary development and self confidence for our students.

Critical Thinking

Our students build techniques that enhance critical thinking skills. The logical reasoning skills give them the ability to focus on the presented task by following the instructions one step at the time until they find the most logical conclusions.  

Virtual Field Trip

For safety reason all our field trips are done virtually.

Programs

  • SRA Imagine It! 

  • Sadlier

  • Learning Dynamics

  • Handwriting Without Tears

  • ABeka