Early Five Year O...

  • Messiah Christian Academy

Early Five Year Olds

Transitional Kindergarten Class
The Year of Transitioning…

Children learn through play.  Our goal is to provide a fun classroom environment filled with a variety of hands-on learning opportunities to stimulate cognitive skills for 4-5 year olds.  Our units and daily activities create an environment rich in language, math and  social skills that build on self-esteem and fostering independence to prepare your child for Kindergarten Readiness.


Language Arts

  • Vocabulary continues to develop and descriptive phrases increase
  • Introduction to nouns, verbs, and adjectives
  • Letters of the alphabet mastered with phonetic sounds
  • Blends sounds into words
  • Identifies rhyming words and opposites
  • Dolch sight words introduced
  • Introduction to syllables
  • Understands that letters equal words
  • Writes first name with proper use of upper and lower case letters
  • Begins to phonetically write words and sentences/journaling
  • Emphasis on completing centers independently
  • Working independently and within groups
  • Language and literacy  rich environment
  • Author studies
  • Dramatic play—acting out stories
  • Emergent reading skills

Math

  • Identifies numbers 1-30
  • Counts by  1’s,  5’s, and 10’s
  • Sorts by different attributes
  • Writes numbers properly
  • Sequences numbers
  • Identifies and creates patterns
  • Orders and compares size differences
  • Compares objects by more, less, equal
  • Introduction to basic addition and subtraction
  • Calendar concepts
  • Interpreting graphs
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Geometric concepts and spatial relationships

 Social Studies

  • Introduction of community, state, country and world
  • Review of address and telephone number
  • Introduction of global concepts
  • Explore selected cultures and customs
  • Introduction to explorers
  • Historical people


Science

  • Seasons and weather
  • Planting and growing
  • Senses
  • Sink and float
  • Weight and scales
  • Light and outer space
  • Wildlife-habitation and hibernation
  • Extinct animals
  • Volcanoes
  • Nutrition
  • Hygiene
  • Insects
  • Ocean
  • Magnets

Art

  • Fine motor eye to hand coordination
  • Cutting independently
  • Creative discovery and expression
  • Color / shapes / size
  • Spatial relationships
  • Step by step crafts
  • Created objects are more identifiable
  • Free expression through art
  • Explores various art mediums

Music

  • Listens and responds to music through moving, singing and playing
  • Singing, memorizing words and rhythms
  • Identifies basic concepts of loud, soft, fast and slow
  • Singing with musical accompaniment

Christian Education

  • Bible Verses
  • Prayers
  • Bible Stories
  • Chapel stories acted out by children
  • Classroom application of chapel lesson

Special Events

  • Music & Movement
  • Class holiday parties
  • Special school days (Hat Day, Pet Day, etc.)
  • Field trips
  • Chorus rehearsals
  • Live Nativity
  • Christmas Pageant
  • Open House
  • Fun Run
  • Guest Presenters
  • Fun Week
  • Graduation Ceremony