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.
Junior Kindergarten had a great time celebrating Halloween! The Halloween parade with our buddies was so much fun. The JK also enjoyed Halloween themed math this week. We used candy corn to show order numbers, make shapes, complete addition problems, and show greater than and less than.
Project time is one of the favorites for the Juniors. We are working on researching our topic of community helpers. After compiling a list of community helpers we know we have asked a few to join us in the classroom and answer questions. The JK has been working hard to come up with great questions.
In Language Arts we are continue to write "frog Jump" letters and are working on N and M, which are both challenging letters to write.
We have additional sight words to our list and continue to read pre-decodable books. Our new words are: here, is, and.