The full day Junior Kindergarten Program emphasizes a developmental approach to learning. We focus on pre-reading and pre-math activities, which are addressed through our accelerated curriculum. Our small class size and low teacher-pupil ratio allows each child to progress at his or her own pace. Special activities include a language based reading and writing program, creative and developmental art activities, and a Social Studies curriculum that allows your child to explore and discover the world. Even at such a young age, our Junior Kindergarteners are introduced to the idea of being a good leader in our community.
We also provide many opportunities for your child to engage in creative play and benefit from the social skills necessary for success through cooperative learning activities. The Junior Kindergarten curriculum builds on our Early Childhood and Pre-Kindergarten curricula and flows into the Senior Kindergarten program, providing the child with a comprehensive four-year early childhood education. Our Junior Kindergarten students are enthusiastic and engaged learners, positive about school, demonstrate high self-esteem and possess balanced and strong self-concepts.
The Junior Kindergarten is enjoying getting back in the school routine! We are launching a new Project about mail. The students have shared their stories and experiences about mail. We are a lot new words about mail and beginning to develop our wonderings about mail. We are excited for a mail worker to come to our class and help answer our wonderings.
The JK has added a new new sight words and reading pre-decodable books. We are working with new sight words: this, no, big, and small. We continue to review and practice all sight words. If you see these sight words please point them out.
During handwriting we are working on starting corner capitals U,V, and W.
The JK is doing doing a great to stretch words and listen to all the sounds in the word.
In math we are getting close to our 100th day of school celebration. In preparation we counting by 1's, 5's, and 10's to 100.
The JK built cooperative skills working in teams to build puzzles.