Prekindergarten Transitional Kindergarten Kindergarten
Students in Building 2 range in age from 3 to 6 years old. There are three prekindergarten classes, a transitional kindergarten, and a kindergarten class. Each of these classes provides a foundation for lifelong learning. The children are grouped according to age, taking emotional and developmental maturity into consideration.
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The prekindergarten curriculum includes learning activities which develop verbal and language skills, and an expanded vocabulary. The children recognize the upper and lower case letters of the alphabet as well as the sounds of the consonants and vowels. They identify rhyming words and begin to read. They begin writing with the “Handwriting without Tears” program. They explore science and social studies concepts at topic time. Mathematical skills are comprehended through the use of manipulatives, and hands on games and materials.
Large and small motor skills are developed through art, music and PE everyday. The students have Spanish instruction twice a week. (Transitional kindergarten and kindergarten classes have Spanish everyday.)
Transitional kindergarten class offers the children who are not age appropriate for kindergarten an opportunity to bridge the gap between prekindergarten and kindergarten. They work in the environment of the kindergarten class, but are challenged and taught at their level.
The transitional and kindergarten classes build on the readiness skills that have been introduced and achieved at the other levels. They also enjoy many hands on experiences to understand, explore and discover concepts.
They use the Harcourt Storytown Reading series, Harcourt workbooks for math and Zaner Bloser workbooks for handwriting.
The transitional kindergarten and kindergarten classes also enrich their learning with many off campus field trips. These provide memories that will last a lifetime.
The enrichment classes, music, art, Spanish and PE are a very important part of the student’s education at all levels. Every student participates in the music programs that are presented “on stage” in the fall, winter, spring and the end of the year. The building 2 students also take part in the Broadway play at the end of the year. This gives each child a wonderful opportunity to build self esteem and creative expression.
The teachers and staff take pride in watching each child learn and grow. They appreciate the individuality of every child, and always want to encourage, nurture, and guide the child to “do their best” and always enjoy learning! The family atmosphere of the school builds cooperation and good communication between the staff and parents.