Children learn by doing, not by sitting on the sidelines. Our small student to teacher ratio allows many opportunities for children to try new things while receiving one on one attention from the teacher.
Our Pre-Kindergarten program is organized around a number of different themes or units of study. These themes generally last two to three weeks and help blend science and social studies concepts into the curriculum. This is one opportunity for parents to come into the classroom to share their own expertise in a certain area. We also plan a number of field trips to help students learn more about these topics first-hand.
Our Junior Kindergarten program is organized around a number of different themes or units of study, which blend the science and social studies curriculum with the language arts and math activities. The units typically last from one to three weeks. This is also just one of several opportunities for parents to come into the classroom to share their own expertise in an area. We plan a number of field trips to help learn more about these topics first-hand.
Science is integrated into the curriculum through independent discovery as well as small and whole group activities. Students are provided with opportunities for learning in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy. Activities and displays in the room help students develop a sense of awareness, develop observation and discrimination skills, develop concepts through first-hand experience, develop respect for environment, and learn to care for their own bodies as well as plants and animals.
The purpose of Social Studies in Kindergarten is to help students take new ideas and relate these to his/her own world and experiences. Through the study of important events, people, holidays, cultures from around the world, and our Flat Stanley project, students will develop a sense of self, family and others, community awareness, cultures and tradition, and more. Every week, we also incorporate current events as one student becomes a news reporter, sharing an article with the class.