Preschool Plus at Learning Sprouts
For our oldest learners, age 5 by September.
Monday through Friday from 9:00-1:15
9:00-9:30 Preschool Plus Curriculum
9:30-12:30 Preschool 2 joins Preschool Plus group
12:30-1:15 Preschool Plus Curriculum
Spelling lessons reinforce concepts such as vowel sounds, consonant blends, syllables, plurals, and verb endings. Children will work with magnetic letters, letter tiles, etc. and will have a Phonics Notebook.
Focusing on very basic principles such as the letters A to Z, rhyming, and simple verbs. Lessons reinforce key concepts such as phonics, spelling, grammar, and early lessons on punctuation. The lesson will begin with an interactive Morning Message written to the students from the teacher. The daily Morning Message will be written on an easel and may have children draw, write or mark on it. Monthly themed songs are sang daily, and rhyming words discussed.
Lessons focus on the most basic concepts of math including counting, shapes, money, and reading and writing numbers. Exercises reinforce learning and understanding of key concepts. Children will manipulate objects and counters and will have a Math Notebook. The classroom will have a Math Center for children to go to throughout the day. The center will have manipulates, puzzles, tangrams, math focused dry erase activities, etc. that will be changed throughout the week.
The children will work with basic principles of science, including the five senses, weather, seasons, baby animals, and more. Children will learn key concepts such as force and motion, materials, and ecosystems. We will watch the life cycle as caterpillars turn into caterpillars. We are even looking into getting eggs and watch the baby chicks hatch!
Basic concepts of geography will be taught, including humans and the natural world, Earth and the solar system, globes, types of maps, directions, landforms, and bodies of water. In addition, Community Helpers will be taught & discussed and we will have many Community Helpers (librarian, nurse, doctor, dentist, mail carrier, firefighter, police officer, etc.) visit Learning Sprouts to discuss their important role.
Projects: The teacher may send home some projects/activities to be worked on at home. Such as a beginning of the year All About Me pendant flag to be part of a whole class banner. This is for parents and children to work on together.
Homework: The teacher may send home some activities to work on at home with families (such as letter writing practice, number writing practice, shape drawing, etc.). This is optional and if done at home, can be turned in at any time.
Twice a month, the class will participate in Yoga with our Yoga teacher, Ms. Melissa. She teaches yoga moves, stretches, breathing exercises and mindfulness. Ms. Melissa is so calming and relaxing.
Music & Movement
Twice a month, the class will have music and movement with Ms. Christina. During this time, children sing songs, play musical instruments, participate in movement games, jumping games, and more! It’s always a fun time!
End Of Year Celebration/Graduation
At the end of the school year, children will participate in an End Of Year Celebration/Graduation. For the children “moving up” to Kindergarten, we will have a Graduation Ceremony, with each child wearing a cap & gown and will receive a diploma. As a whole class, we will sing rehearsed songs and showcase some work/projects they’ve done. Their special memory books that they’ve worked all year will be on display! Specialist teachers (yoga, music & movement, Spanish) will attend and participate in the graduation!