Investigation and discovery lead K4 students on a continuous adventure. With the help and guidance of our teachers, your little learners take on new tasks to build self-confidence and resilience.
Spending a Day in K4
Who gets to be our helper this morning? That’s the first question that K4 students answer when they arrive at school. Each classroom’s designated helper leads everyone to the music room for activities. Students pledge to the flag and sing patriotic, religious, and seasonal songs. Next it’s time to parade out of the music room to read a Bible story and pray together in their classroom. After discussing the calendar and the weather, it’s time to study.
Reading and Writing
Each K4 class is subdivided into small groups of 4 to 6 children. In the classroom, one group spends 20 to 25 minutes with their teacher working on skills that give them a foundation for success in formal reading instruction. Meanwhile, the other groups play outside or work on handwriting skills taught through the use of JA curriculum, hands-on activities, and interactive games.
It’s tea party time! The teacher and the helper of the day serve tea to everyone in the class. “Tea” consists of a nutritious snack and drink. On birthdays, tea time is celebrated with a special snack.
In addition to having stories told or read to them, the children learn poems, finger-puppet plays, and Bible verses.
This time is full of opportunities. Art, music, and library time invite students to exercise their imaginations. Students work on readiness for math, social studies, and science. Manipulatives are used to enhance fine motor skills, visual and auditory discrimination, and expressive language.
In addition to the morning half-day program, parents may choose a full-day program for their K4 students. K4 students in our full-day program enjoy the following enrichment programs in the afternoon:
While conducting hands-on experiments, teachers encourage students to see themselves as scientists exploring, investigating, and learning in their own unique ways.
Spanish class helps students to understand different languages and cultures both in their country and throughout the world. Students learn vocabulary for everyday items, like hats and cats. Hispanic songs and games are integrated into vocabulary lessons.
Cooking activities engage students in learning by applying basic reading and math skills in an experiential, tasty process.
|Language, Vocabulary, Early Literacy Development||Rowland Reading Foundation, Happily Ever After, Superkids|
|Pre-writing Skills||Handwriting Without Tears, Superkids|
|Math||Daily Calendar, Manipulatives, Numbers Plus|
|Language Arts||Oral Expression, Poetry|
|Science and Social Studies Discover||JA Curriculum, Scholastic Magazine, Field Trips|
|Spiritual/Character Development||The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes, Building Character with Kelso|
|Social and Emotional Development||Co-operative Play, Conflict Management – Kelso’s Choice, Assertive Discipline|
|Creative Expression||Art, Music|
|Literary Appreciation||Story Time, Library|
|Physical Development||Perceptual Motor Development, Mind n’ Motion – Capon|