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Pre-K

Pre-K

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 PRE-K Curriculum


Children in our Pre-K program explore these concepts, but are not required to master them before entering Kindergarten. Children learn these concepts at their own pace. Children are taught with hands-on materials, songs, and games. They are assessed by observation and work samples.  
 

Math

  • Numerals  
  • Counting objects
  • One-to-one correspondence of objects
  • Sorting by various attributes: color, shape, size
  • Patterns: AB, AABB, ABC
  • Sizes: small, medium, large
  • Shapes: square, rectangle, circle, triangle
  • Matching: symbols, shapes, patterns, etc.
  • Same and Different
  • More, Less, Same
  • Time: Day and Night
  • Money: Explore through games, songs, and pretend play
  • Estimating various theme related objects
Literacy
  • Exposure to alphabet: letter names and sounds
  • Recognize, spell, write first name
  • Hold a pencil, marker, crayon correctly
  • Retell familiar stories
  • Draw pictures and dictate sentences about stories and experiences
  • Answer questions about stories
  • Repeat simple nursery rhymes and fingerplays
  • Concepts of print: left to right direction, holding a book right-side-up
  • Build new vocabulary
  • Build listening skills
  • Strengthen visual discrimination
  • Sequencing
  • Develop fine motor skills: play dough, scissors, writing utensils, Legos, etc.

  Science

  • Explore science tools: magnets, prisms, magnifying glasses, etc.
  • Experience the world through nature walks, gardening, and other explorations
  • Observe insect life
  • Observe plant growth
  • Observe weather and plant life during each season
  • Measure and mix ingredients in cooking activities
  • Identify basic colors and explore color mixing
  •  Make observational drawings and dictation
  •  Explore the world with the five senses
  •  Investigate animals, the homes they live in, the food they eat 

Creative Arts

  • Explore a variety of art processes: painting, drawing, sculpture, weaving, collage, etc.
  • Use a variety of art materials: crayons, tempera paint, watercolor paint, colored pencils, markers, oil pastels, art chalk, clay
  •  Experiment with mixing paint colors
  • Sing traditional songs and songs that enhance the curriculum
  • Participate in movement songs and dances
  • Use scarves, rhythm sticks, and bean bags to practice rhythms
  • Use a variety of children's instruments
  • Participate in dramatic play
  • Dramatize familiar stories
  • Act out the movements and sounds of animals

Social Skills

  • Practice problem-solving skills in social situations
  • Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of projects
  • Share classroom materials with the group
  • Practice using manners: please, thank you, excuse me, table manners
  • Communicate his/her needs
  • Take care of his/her own basic needs: clean up, fasten clothing, use tissue as needed, etc.
  • State personal information: first and last name, age, school name, city, state, country
  • Explore types of work and workers
  • Explore modes of transportation
  • Participate in projects to help others in need 
Jewish Traditions and Holidays
  • Imbuing children a love and joy for Jewish tradition
  • Hebrew songs
  • Hebrew Alphabet  
  • Jewish Values, customs and history made relevant and meaningful
 Health/Safety
  • We promote hand washing on arrival, after toileting and before eating food. 
  • We sanitize tables several times a day. 
  • We have first aid kit on playground.

Classroom Schedule

 9:00         Work/Play Centers 
10:00        Learning Circle
10:30        Learning Centers 
11:00        Special Instructor (Music, PE, Woodworking etc)
11:30        Tefilla 
12:00        Outdoor Play 
1:00          Lunch

1:30          Learning Circle
1:45          Group Activity
2:30          Outdoor Play 
3:00          Dismissal


 

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