The world of a K3 student bursts with bright new colors, shapes, and ideas every day. Whether they’re teaching the letters of the alphabet or a new story, our teachers cultivate curiosity and joyful exploration in each student every day.
A Day in the Lives of our Littlest Learners
It’s a new day, and it’s time to read a Bible story and practice the weekly Bible verse before saying the Pledge of Allegiance, talking about the weather, and going over the calendar. On Mondays new themes and letters are introduced, and on Friday’s everyone enjoys show-and-tell. Singing songs and reviewing numbers and letters helps K3 students warm up and put on their thinking caps before a prayer launches them into their day.
Creativity and imagination come alive as half of the K3 classes head outside for 30 minutes of free play. Those who stay indoors practice letters, sounds, shapes, colors, and numbers, sharpening their cognitive abilities. Through the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum, teachers bring Mat Man to life, showing students how to build letters from lines and curves.
Tea time is like a picnic indoors. K3 classes enjoy a nutritious snack and drink during their day to keep their brains and bodies fully-fueled. On birthdays tea time takes on a special spin with singing and sweets.
In addition to having stories told and read to them, K3 students learn poems, finger-puppet plays, and Bible verses. Children are given many opportunities to share their stories and experiences with their classmates and teachers.
Enrichment time focuses on the theme of the week! K3 students enjoy hands-on games and study different themes related to the seasons, holidays, and the color, shape, or letter of the week. These activities involve math, science, social studies, and children’s literature. Other enrichment activities include music and perceptual motor skill exercises, and continuously pushing the boundaries of our youngest learners’ ever-expanding worlds.
|Language, Vocabulary, Early Literacy Development||JA Curriculum|
|Pre-writing Skills||Handwriting Without Tears|
|Math||Manipulatives, Get Set for School, Number & Math|
|Language Arts||Thematic units and creative play, Show and Tell, Poetry|
|Scientific Investigation||JA Curriculum|
|Spiritual/Character Development||The Young Learner’s Bible Storybook – Simon, Fruits of the Spirit|
|Social and Emotional Development||Co-operative Play, Assertive Discipline|
|Creative Expression||Art, Music, Centers|
|Literary Appreciation||Story Time|
|Physical Development||Perceptual Motor Development, Mind n’ Motion – Capon|