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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 ...

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 Loving & nurturing your children while preparing them for success in “ Big School”…
  • Pre-K Program Highlights
    • Handwriting Without Tears to develop fine motor and writing skills
    • 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
    • Watermelon Math, Counting, Shapes, Measurement, Parts and Wholes, Sorting, Pattern Recognition, Sequencing
    • Centers & Circle Time (Block, Science, Dramatic Play, Home, Reading, Writing, etc.)
    • Science (Seasons, Weather, Experiments, Animal Habitats, Plants & Seeds)
    • Social Studies (Community Helpers, Texas History, Transportation, Famous Artists, Types of Homes Around the World, Learning Addresses & Phone Numbers, Dinosaurs)
    • Working on Social Skills—cooperation, conflict resolution, responsibility
    • Process Art activities to spark creativity and encourage personal expression
  • More Pre-K Program Highlights…
    • Music & Motor Skills instruction
    • Monthly fieldtrips to museums, plays, the zoo, etc.
    • Special Events like Thanksgiving Feast, Polar Express Day, & Mother Goose on the Loose—Unforgettable experiences that are both fun and educational.
  • 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
  • Working on Reading, Writing, and Expressing Ourselves
  • 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.
  • Handwriting without Tears: Using small chalkboards to guide little fingers to form letters & using handwriting workbooks to practice what we have learned.
  • “ Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” -Joseph Chilton Pierce, Scholar Future Scientists Future Engineers Future Artists
  • 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.
  • “ The child amidst his baubles is learning the action of light, motion, gravity, muscular force…” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 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.
  • Theatre Zoo Children's Museum
  • 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
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  • Play “ Whoever wants to understand much must play much” -Gottfried Benn “ Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” -Fred Rogers
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  • Thank you for considering The Weekday School!