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Emergent Curriculum

The questions and curiosity that naturally arise from our students’ day-to-day lives will help to guide our theme planning. Teachers will help direct subject matter in a manner that includes both the emergence of student ideas and Kindergarten readiness skills. Our routine activities include: language, math, science, music, art, dramatic play, building, yoga and outdoor exploration. All curriculum presented is based on Nevada State Pre-K Standards.

TUESDAY/THURSDAY PROGRAM: 3 Year Olds

8:45am – 12:45pm
CURRICULUM
  • Develop language skills through learning letter sounds, reading, games, songs, beginning handwriting, and exposure to a print rich environment.
    Develop math and science skills through observation, descriptive language, weather, number recognition, experimentation, comparisons, counting and measuring.
  • Develop large motor skills through jumping, running, catching, throwing, yoga, climbing, and balance.
  • Develop small motor skills through drawing, painting, working puzzles, pouring, cutting and building.
  • Experience music and art activities with open-ended process involved learning.
  • Develop social skills through interacting with other children by listening, taking turns, sharing, and learning to make choices.
DAILY SCHEDULE (subject to change)
8:45-9:00 Drop-off & good-byes
9:00-9:30 Circle Time – welcome, calendar, weather, classroom helpers, letter sound of the week 
9:30-9:55 Academic Centers (science, math, language, art)
9:55-10:15 Free Choice Activities (science, math, language, art, dramatic play, blocks)
10:15-10:20 Clean Up Time 
10:20-10:40 Second Circle – stories,music  time, Star  of the Week (each student has a week for sharing) *This could also be an enrichment time (yoga, music, language) 
10:40-11:00 Wash hands & snack time 
11:00-11:30 Playground time 
11:30 – 11:45 Inside — Wash hands for lunch 
11:45-12:15 Lunch time 
12:15-12:40 Free Choice Activities / Third Circle Time for theme  discussion & exploration * Could also be enrichment
12:40-12:45 Good-bye song & pick-up time 

 

MONDAY/WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY PROGRAM: 4-5 Year Olds

8:45am – 1:45pm
CURRICULUM
  • Language Development – Expanded vocabulary building using letter sounds and letter blends, questions aimed at higher level thinking skills, setting a scene, introducing characters and ideas, and using detail in description.
  • Math Development – Graphing, sequencing, pattern recognition, comparisons, grouping, counting, measuring, celebrating 100 days of school, and estimation.
  • Science Development – Making predictions, cause and effect, gravity, exploration, investigation, observation, growth, and nature.

  • Music & Art – Opportunity to explore and create in both group and individual activities with open-ended process involved learning.
    Develop large motor skills through jumping, running, catching, throwing, yoga, climbing, and balance.
  • Refine small motor skills through cutting with control, practice handwriting & proper pencil grip, tracing, lacing, working puzzles, pouring, and building.
  • Develop social skills through interacting with other children by listening, taking turns, sharing, and learning to make choices.
DAILY SCHEDULE (subject to change)
8:45-9:00 Drop-off & good-byes
9:00-9:30 Circle Time – welcome, calendar, weather, classroom helpers, letter sound of the week 
9:30-9:55 Academic Centers (science, math, language, art)
9:55-10:15 Free Choice Activities (science, math, language, art, dramatic play, blocks)
10:15-10:20 Clean Up Time 
10:20-10:40 Second Circle – stories,music  time, Star  of the Week (each student has a week for sharing) *This could also be an enrichment time (yoga, music, language or cross fit kids) 
10:40-11:00 Wash hands & snack time 
11:00-11:45 Playground time 
11:45 – 12:00 Inside — Wash hands for lunch 
12:00-12:30 Lunch time 
12:30-12:45 Quiet free reading time
12:45-1:15 Third Circle Time – theme of the week discussion & exploration *Could also be enrichment time 
1:15-1:40 Playground Time 
1:40-1:45 Good-bye song & pick-up time