Welcome to Preschool Plus!
Our preschool is a place to experience all the joys that come from early learning. My classroom is a comfortable, nurturing, safe environment where love for Jesus and for one another is the top priority. My Masters in Teaching focused on implementing the arts into all areas of learning, so in our room music, visual arts, drama, movement, storytelling and language arts are put to use daily. It is a priority to prepare our students for the next step in their education, which is kindergarten, so kindergarten readiness is one of our main goals throughout the year.
In order to best prepare our preschoolers for kindergarten, I partner with parents and families guiding and nurturing each student in the ways they learn best. This is accomplished by setting personalized goals for each child and arranging classroom activities and lessons to build on for success.
Areas of learning that our preschoolers enjoy are pre-reading and literacy skills, Bible studies, math, science, social studies, social skills, cooking, journaling and pre-writing skills as well as large motor activities, geography, the arts and play to learn activities. To engage students in learning I use many different puppets, flannel board stories, songs, and hands-on activities in my daily lessons.
It is my personal goal to build a caring and lasting relationship with each of my students that will instill in their hearts a love for lifelong learning.
In His Service,
September: Apple Day, making apple sauce! Corn-husking and eating!
October: Pumpkin Patch field trip!
November: Fire Prevention Study with a visit from Sparky and friends! Thanksgiving feast.
December: Christmas brunch for family and friends. All-school Christmas Program.
January: Build a wooden structure for an art show.
February: Valentine Exchange. Chinese New Year Celebration!
March: Grandparent "Share a Hobby" Day.
April: Petting Zoo. Make a project to enter at the Spring Youth Fair.
May: Muffins with Mom. Flower show. Kids Concert!
June: Donuts with Dad and Dads come to Preschool. Preschool Graduation Celebration at Riverside Park.
8:10-8:25 Welcome, class entrance routine, quiet table activities
8:30-8:50 Prayer, singing, Flag Salute, calendar/weather, learning on the rug: math, science, literacy, music
8:50-9:20 Outside Play/Gym on Tuesdays
9:20-9:30 Story time/Social Skills Lesson
9:30-10:15 Free Choice Activities, learning centers
10:15-10:30 Small Group Activities
10:30-10:50 Bible verses, Bible lessons, singing
10:50-11:00 Get ready for lunch (1/2 students get ready to go home)
11:00-11:30 Lunch in classrooms, table actitivies
11:30-12:00 Outdoor play
12:00-12:30 Bathrooms, read (or look at) books, Fridays: watch PBS kids show
12:30-1:30 Resting on Nap Mats
1:30-2:00 Quiet table-top learning centers
2:00-2:20 Snack and free choice activities
2:20-2:40 Large Motor Activities, story time, music, games
2:40-3:00 Get ready to go home or transition to after school care