Pre K At The Weekday School

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The MDUMC Weekday School's Pre-Kindergarten program prepares children for "Big School" in a loving and nurturing environment featuring Purposeful Play, Handwriting Without Tears, wide-ranging literacy activities, phonics, sight words, science, mathematics, etc.

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Pre K At The Weekday School

  1. 1. Pre-K at the Weekday School Loving & nurturing your children while preparing them for success in “ Big School”…
  2. 2. Pre-K Program Highlights <ul><li>Handwriting Without Tears to develop fine motor and writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Rice University Literacy Program strategies to prepare children for reading; moving from letter recognition to word recognition; encouraging storytelling and creative thought; Phonics & Sight Words </li></ul><ul><li>Watermelon Math, Counting, Shapes, Measurement, Parts and Wholes, Sorting, Pattern Recognition, Sequencing </li></ul><ul><li>Centers & Circle Time (Block, Science, Dramatic Play, Home, Reading, Writing, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Science (Seasons, Weather, Experiments, Animal Habitats, Plants & Seeds) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies (Community Helpers, Texas History, Transportation, Famous Artists, Types of Homes Around the World, Learning Addresses & Phone Numbers, Dinosaurs) </li></ul><ul><li>Working on Social Skills—cooperation, conflict resolution, responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Process Art activities to spark creativity and encourage personal expression </li></ul>
  3. 3. More Pre-K Program Highlights… <ul><li>Music & Motor Skills instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly fieldtrips to museums, plays, the zoo, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Special Events like Thanksgiving Feast, Polar Express Day, & Mother Goose on the Loose—Unforgettable experiences that are both fun and educational. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Centers & Circle Time Writing & Reading Centers Block Center Science Center Dramatic Play Home Center Manipulatives Purposeful Play “ Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.” -Abraham Maslow, psychologist
  5. 5. Working on Reading, Writing, and Expressing Ourselves
  6. 6. Math, Reading and Science can be fun: Watch us estimate candy canes, put on our magic reading glasses to read, and play meteorologist to learn all about the weather.
  7. 7. Handwriting without Tears: Using small chalkboards to guide little fingers to form letters & using handwriting workbooks to practice what we have learned.
  8. 8. “ Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” -Joseph Chilton Pierce, Scholar Future Scientists Future Engineers Future Artists
  9. 9. Take a tour around our room: You will see puzzle, block, reading, math, listening, dramatic play & computer centers and more. We keep track of jobs like “line leader” & “snack helper” on our Responsibility Chart.
  10. 10. “ The child amidst his baubles is learning the action of light, motion, gravity, muscular force…” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. 11. Field Trips Pre-K students go on about one field trip each month to such places as the Zoo, the Children’s Museum, and the Theater.
  12. 12. Theatre Zoo Children's Museum
  13. 13. Special Events Thanksgiving Feast ‘ Tis the Season Polar Express Rodeo Round-Up Spring Fling Mother Goose on the Loose Halloween & Easter Parades Fire Department & Dental Hygienist Visits
  14. 15. Play “ Whoever wants to understand much must play much” -Gottfried Benn “ Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” -Fred Rogers
  15. 17. Thank you for considering The Weekday School!

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