Welcome to Our Pre-K4/5 Program!

Hello everyone, my name is Zonila Robinson and I am so excited to welcome your child into my classroom.  I am looking forward to a great year working with your child.  I am a firm believer that children learn best when teacher, parent, and child work together to accomplish a goal. 

The following are some of  what is covered in our Pre-K4/5 program

  • Language acquisition and development
  • Recognition of alphabet letters
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Letter–sound recognition
  • Traditional literature; poetry, and nursery rhymes
  • Vocabulary development
  • Handwriting – posture, pencil hold, and paper placement
  • Number recognition 0–20; counting to 100
  • Calendar, clock, coins, and measurement
  • Concepts of God’s plan
  • Environment: seasonal changes of plants and animals
  • Biblical emphasis and character development

CURRICULUM

PRE-READING

  • Language acquisition and development
  • Recognition of alphabet letters (upper & lowercase)
  • Phonemic awareness of alphabet sounds /a/–/z/
  • Letter–sound recognition of medial short–vowel sounds; initial and final consonants 
  • Optional beginning reading strand for eager learners

LISTENING AND LITERATURE

  • Traditional literature; realistic, poetry, and nursery rhymes
  • Vocabulary development and enrichment
  • Auditory memory; sound by direction, pitch, tempo, and volume; rhyming words
  • Listening questions to develop literal, interpretive, critical, and appreciative comprehension
  • Dictation of group–writing experiences; sentence completions; sequencing of stories  

HANDWRITING

  • Correct posture, pencil hold, and paper placement
  • Prewriting skills; finger tracing and pencil tracking of left–to–right, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, zig–zag, and curved
    line
  • Numerals 0–10

MATHEMATICS

  • Number recognition 0–20, counting to 100, shape recognition, pattern sequencing, color sequencing
  • Calendar, clock, coins, measurement, dot patterns, number sets, number line, ordinals, and fractions
  • Position words

HERITAGE STUDIES

  • Concepts of God’s plan for the child and his or her family
  • Community helpers, and transportation

SCIENCE

  • Environment: seasonal changes of plants and animals; animal families and animal homes
  • Hands–on: experiments, weather, space, and magnets
  • Art suggestions and craft activities correlated with unit themes

MOTOR SKILLS

  • Fine and gross motor development activities; games, action rhymes, and action songs 

MUSIC

  • Songs, rhymes, and musical games
  • Additional music strand to complement lessons through movement, rhythm instruments, retelling of stories, games, and songs

Resources

Take a look at some of the things that we do every day.

DAILY SCHEDULE

FULL DAY
Mondays through Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
(Extended day activities 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.)
Fridays – 8:00 a.m. – 2:25p.m.

8:00–8:30 a.m.
Circle Time
Welcome, Attendance, Lunch count, Pledges, Helpers, Weather and Calendar

8:30–8:45 a.m.
Bible Time (Worship and learning about God’s Way)

8:45–9:00 a.m.
Language Arts: Depending on the day, this section will include social studies/science, pre-reading, listening, colors, rhymes and more.

9:00–9:10 a.m.
Restroom Break

9:40 a.m. 10:05 a.m.
Centers Language Arts (continued)

10:05–10:15 a.m.
Handwriting

10:15–10:25 a.m.
Restroom Break

10:25–10:35 a.m.
Morning Snack (Fruits)

10:35–11:05 a.m.
Recess

11:05–11:30 a.m.
Math

11:30–12:15 p.m.
Lunch

12:15 – 12:25 p.m.
Restroom Break

12:25–12:45 p.m.
Story and Rhyme Time

12:45–1:45 p.m.
Nap Time

1:45–1:55 p.m.
Restroom Break and Afternoon Snack

1:55–2:35 p.m.
Outdoor Play (or additional crafts and games and review of morning skills and concepts in the learning centers)

2:35–2:45 p.m.
Prayer and Dismissal

Praise & Worship

Here is a collection of videos that we all participate in. We love to start our day praising our Lord and Savior!

CLASSROOM NEWS & EVENTS

March 9th, – March 13th, 2020

Please note the following:
Career Day March 26, 2020

Career Day is Thursday, March 26, 2020. We need YOU to help make it successful! Please consider participating in DACS Career Day by preparing a short presentation about your career for the students. What inspired to you choose the career you’re in? What skills are needed to do the job you do? Talk about the importance of education. If you have any visuals or hands on experiences, that would be a great addition! This could be a great opportunity to promote your business by bringing and distributing business cards, flyers, and freebies with your company name! Please complete and return this form by Friday, March 20, 2020.

Contact us today to get your child enrolled!

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