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.
I know it is still hot outside but the Junior Kindergarten is learning about the seasons and looking forward to fall! We went on a fall nature walk with our buddies and collected things that were signs of fall. We collected, recorded and graphed our finds. We had some great leaves, acorns, and even saw animal prints.
The juniors are learning to listen to and then sequence events in a story. We read and sequenced Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes. We started journals and the JK has lots of good ideas they are writing about. We began reading decodable books and are learning new sight words. In math we are working on matching and counting strategies. We are also using pumpkins to build measuring and estimating skills. We also introduced a new graph during weather. We are now graphing and comparing the weather using a tally and bar graph.