Four Year Old Cla...

  • Messiah Christian Academy

Four Year Old Class

Pre-Kindergarten Class
The Year of Mastering…

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 and social skills that build on self-esteem and fostering independence to prepare your child for Kindergarten Readiness.

 

Social / Emotional

Language Arts

  • Introduction to rhyming words/word families
  • Vocabulary continues to develop and descriptive phrases increase
  • Letters of the alphabet introduced with phonetic sound
  • Sight words (little words and color words)
  • Upper and lower case alphabet
  • Writes first name (last name) with proper use of upper case letters
  • Language rich environment (labeled classroom objects)
  • Introduction to syllables
  • Understands letters and that letters equal words
  • Begins decoding skills
  • Vowel sounds
  • Introduction to initial consonant sounds
  • Begins to write words
  • Dramatic play—acting out stories
  • Emphasis on completing centers
  • Working independently and within groups
  • Sentence structure/guided writing
  • Alphabetical order
  • Story sequencing (3-5 pictures)

Math

  • Identifies numbers 1-30
  • Counts by rote (by 1’s , 5’s and 10’s)
  • Order sequentially 1-30
  • Recognizes written numbers 1-30
  • Understands number concepts 1-20 by 1 to 1 correspondence
  • Introduction of ordinals 1st-10th
  • Sorts by color, shape and size
  • Geometrical concepts and spatial relationships
  • Continues patterns by color and shape
  • Introduction to graphing
  • Introduction to fraction concepts
  • Calendar concepts
  • One more, one fewer
  • Compare objects by weight
  • Concepts of more, same, fewer, less than

 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

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, role play & Puppets
  • Classroom application of chapel lesson

Special Events

  • Music & Movement
  • Class holiday parties
  • Special school days (P.J., Dress Up, Pet, etc.)
  • Live Nativity – Christmas Pageant
  • Open House
  • Messiah Messy Fun Run
  • Guest Presenters