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 beautiful early snowflakes this year haven't stopped the JK from learning new things. The Junior Kindergarten loves to explore and play during STEAM. We have been learning about and creating our own blueprints.
We continued to add new sight words to our daily practice. Our current sight words are: a, an, I, the, is, we, he, here, she, and, see. We are working on letter sounds and identifying the beginning sounds of words. The JK is listening very carefully to hear the letter sounds in words. We are also putting words together to make sentences.
In math we are working on ten frames and counting by 10's to 100. The JK continues to build number sense through dice and counting games. We are also exploring three dimensional shapes.
During project we are researching about community helpers using non-fiction books. The JK had guest experts come in answer questions and nursing, and the coast guard. They did a great job developing and asking questions.
I enjoy listening to all the songs being rehearsed for the upcoming winter concert.