The goal at the end of each school year is for Pre-Kindergarten students to be fully prepared for the challenges of Kindergarten the following year. We focus on an array of academic, physical and self-help skills throughout the year. Students begin to understand their role in the world around them as well as learn how to communicate effectively.
YEAR END GOALS
- identify and write all upper and lowercase letters
- recognize each letter sound
- recognize rhyming words
- proficiently write their first and last names using upper and lowercase letters
- identify numbers 0-20
- cut, glue, and hold a pencil properly
- recognize shapes and colors
- sort by category
- create patterns
- make the Sign of the Cross
As children show signs of becoming emerging readers and mastery of skills and concepts, our Pre-K teachers modify and differentiate their instruction accordingly to help fit the academic needs of the whole class. Activities are tailored to meet the needs of students. For example, the use of pencil grips, writing easels, pre-cut products, supplemental readers, shortening/lengthening assignments, and small group centers are utilized daily.
All students are required to take the KDI-II, a Kindergarten readiness entrance assessment, in February of their Preschool year. The Preschool uses the DIG (Develop, Inspire, Grow by Abrams Learning Trends) curriculum throughout the year.