Kindergarten Readiness (4K) Schedule
9:00 – 9:20 Arrival with Check In & Group Play
9:20 – 9:40 Morning Meeting & Circle Time
9:40 – 10:05 Centers Rotation 1
10:10 – 10:40 Centers Rotation 2
10:45 – 11:05 Bathroom Break, Snack & Quiet Reading
11:10 – 11:25 Large Muscle Time Indoor or Outdoor
11:30 – 11:45 Christian Education
Click here for a sample from Get Set for School, My First School Book Pre-K Activity Workbook. Get Set for School® helps young learners gain the skills and experiences they need for lifelong learning success. Our hands-on curriculum focuses on the three core learning areas—readiness & writing, language &literacy, and numbers & math. We get preschoolers singing, dancing, coloring, building, and exploring on a joyous journey to school.
Click here for My First School Book Pre-K Activity Workbook.
This is a general guideline to St. John’s Kindergarten Readiness (4K) Class:
Making friends and maintaining friendships, playing cooperatively with other children, turn-taking in play, and participating in social activities.
Language Skills - Expressive
Speaking skills; expressing wants, needs and thoughts verbally, using language to interact with peers, a range of vocabulary, length of typical sentences, retelling details of a story, using parts of speech such as pronouns, using tense appropriately, using appropriate words, not filler words, and using speech that can be understood.
Language Skills - Receptive
Listening skills; paying attention in the presence of background noise, recognizing common sounds in the environment, discriminating speech sounds, responding to verbal requests, recalling spoken instructions, completing sound or word patterns, and following 3-step directions.
Early Literacy Skills
Interest in reading activities, knowledge of parts of a book, e.g. author wrote the story, illustrator drew the pictures, “reading” from left to right, top to bottom, interest in writing their name, remembering names of letters, learning letter sounds, determining if two letter or word sounds are the same, clapping out the number of syllables in a word, and understanding of which words rhyme.
Early Math Skills
Naming numbers, counting in proper sequence, understanding one-to-one correspondence, counting objects accurately, determining which group has more or less and which object comes next, determining patterns, understanding basic time sequence e.g. before and after and time concepts e.g. yesterday, today, tomorrow, and understanding of basic spatial orientation e.g. under, over, up, down.
Small Muscle Skills
Eye-hand coordination, holding and copying with a pencil, crayon or marker, drawing simple shapes e.g. circle, square, and exploring materials of different textures.
Large Muscle Skills
Balance, speed and agility, large muscle coordination, and sense of direction e.g. up, down, beside.
Adjusting to change in routine, functioning independently of adult attention, consistency of behavior and mood, labeling emotions of others, showing a range of emotions, learning to express anger and frustration appropriately, understanding the consequences of behaviors, using planning prior to activities, using words to solve problems with peers, persisting in difficult tasks, and concentrating for brief periods.
Dressing skills e.g. zippers, buttons, shoes, socks.
Following the daily classroom routine, transitioning from one activity to another, and paying attention during group activities. Early Three year old requires modeling or demonstration along with verbal directions, and recognizing common sounds in the environment.
What is the average class size?
The average class size for our Kindergarten Readiness (4K) Class is 10 children.
Can I enroll after preschool has begun in September?
Yes, we always welcome new students throughout the school year based on available openings.
We recognize and work with parents of children with food allergies.
Nutritious foods need to be considered when choosing a snack; suggestions are fruit or vegetables, crackers, cheese, fruit juice or milk. Birthday and holiday snacks may include some sweet treats.
February 26, 2017