Investigation, discovery, and play 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, other groups work on handwriting and fine motor skills taught through the use of the handwriting curriculum, phonemic awareness skills, and hands-on activities.
The teacher and the helper of the day serve a nutritious snack and drink. On birthdays, snack time is celebrated with a special snack.
Physical Education contributes to student health and wellness in the present and creates a foundation for a lifelong pursuit of health.
In addition to having stories told or read to them, the children learn poems, finger-puppet plays, and Bible verses.
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 projects, teachers encourage students to see themselves as scientists exploring, investigating, and learning in their own unique ways through art, music, library, Spanish, and science explorations.
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.
Library time invites students to expand their imaginations, discovering worlds between the covers of books.
Music class is a fun time for students, but more importantly it is a time that accelerates the development of language acquisition and reading skills.
Art class vividly showcases the strengthening of fine motor skills and creativity in students.
K4 students are perfectly poised to explore the world through the lens of science, with the light of wonder and curiosity in their eyes.
|Language, Vocabulary, Early Literacy Development||Rowland Reading Foundation, Happily Ever After, Superkids|
|Pre-writing Skills||Zaner-Bloser Handwriting|
|Math||Daily Calendar, Manipulatives, Numbers Plus|
|Language Arts||Oral Expression, Poetry|
|Science Exploration||JA Curriculum|
|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|
|Creative Expression||Art, Music|
|Literary Appreciation||Story Time, Library|
|Physical Development||Perceptual Motor Development, Mind n’ Motion – Capon|