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Pre-K 4’s and K-Ready 5’s

Pre-K 4s
White Schoolhouse, 2nd Floor

Our focus each year is to build your child’s self esteem, confidence, and independence, as well as aiding in and enhancing each child’s academic abilities. This is especially true for our Pre-K 4's and K-Ready 5's, as they prepare to transition to grade school. We pride ourselves on providing a positive school experience that sets a strong foundation for a life-long love of learning.

We will nurture and satisfy your child's natural curiosity about the world around them.

Our program uses a “hands on” approach and subject-matter is fully integrated. Each month your child will be introduced to a new unit, one that will incorporate all the academic disciplines. Our students all gain an understanding of number concepts, one to one correspondence and comparatives and related vocabulary.

 

Science is explored, in part, through cooking, as an ideal method for measuring and identifying changes. We promote a basic development for reading and writing skill readiness.

Learning the sound symbol connection (letter recognition with corresponding letter sound(s)) is even more fun with our “paper bag homework” and other age appropriate exercises. Fundamental fine motor skills develop as the children cut, paste, draw, crayon, paint and stencil.

 

We encourage free expression of feelings and emotions through the use of varied artistic media. We will apply our knowledge, commitment, and understanding to the development of your child. We are committed to preparing your child for Kindergarten as well as its curriculum standards as set forth by The New York State Board of Education.

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At The Anne Brower School, our curriculum is designed to foster your child's development as they achieve the following competencies:

Personal Development Goals

  • Separates easily from parent/caretaker
  • Develops positive relationships with teachers, caregivers and peers
  • Expresses feelings, needs, opinions and desires appropriate to different situations
  • Demonstrates ability to independently modify his/her behavior in different situations
  • Responsibility for own clothing, dressing oneself and personal cleanliness while at school
  • Recognizing own name and writing first name
  • Knows address, phone number & birthday
  • Exhibits self - confidence by attempting new tasks
  • Transitions with minimal support between routine or new unexpected occurrences
  • Awareness of the needs of others, shows support or concern when a peer seems distressed
  • Can approach peers to engage in play and develops a close relationship with one or more peers
  • Can resolve disputes independently or with minimal support
  • Understands the purpose of classroom rules, procedures and the use and care of equipment
  • Cleans up after self and participates with classroom clean up
  • Understands, with assistance, that there is accountability and consequences for not following rules
  • Maintains eye contact when trying to interact with peers and adults
  • Participates in small and large group activities
  • Listens attentively for a variety of purposes; for enjoyment, gain information, to perform a task, follow directions, or to learn what happened
  • Understands and follows three step, spoken directions
  • Nods or gives non- verbal cues to relay understanding
  • Can answer questions appropriate to the situation as well as ask questions.
  • Correctly identifies meanings of new vocabulary, uses new vocabulary correctly
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Reading Standards

  • Letter recognition, sound identification, word generation of the alphabet
  • Differentiate between upper and lower case letters
  • Able to print upper and lower case letters
  • Able to stretch words when writing
  • Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters
  • Understand that words are separated by spaces in print
  • Differentiate between letters and numerals
  • With support retell and sequence stories
  • With support able to go on picture walks
  • Able to make connections to text, self, and the world around them
  • Able to identify basic similarities and differences between two texts.
  • Displays emergent reading behaviors
  • With prompting & support uses a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to express an idea
  • Participate successfully in a “Turn & Talk” conversation
  • Able to identify the front cover, back cover and page turning, left to right

 

Mathematical Practices

  • Recognize s and has a basic understanding of money, different denominations and value
  • Know number names and the count sequence
  • One to one correspondence with objects
  • Compare and contrast
  • Understand addition is adding to & subtraction is taking away from
  • Understands addition and subtraction using objects including fingers
  • Understand simple patterns
  • Can duplicate or extend patterns
  • Describe and compare measurable attributes
  • Sort and count objects in each category
  • Identify shapes, replicates shapes, can find like shapes in their environment
  • Identifies more than, less than
  • Identifies “first”, second, third and “last” in related positional order
  • Identify and describe measurable attributes; tall short, empty, full, big, small
  • Identify and describe positional attributes; alongside, on top, underneath
  • Can build and create using different components; play dough & toothpicks, blocks, magna tiles

Science

  • Asks questions, why, how, what if, and makes predictions based on prior knowledge
  • Can use a variety of tools for observations, examination and to test predictions
  • Can compare and contrast, identify cause and effect relationships
  • Can make age appropriate conclusions
  • Observes Earth and Space characteristics
  • Observes characteristics of living things; similarities and differences of plants and animals
  • Can describe simple life cycles
  • Acquires basic knowledge of physical properties; push/pull, chemical reactions, cream to butter

 

Social Studies & Geography

  • Develops an awareness of self as an individual and self within family and community
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the relationship between people, places, and regions
  • Can name street and city/town where they live
  • Has an awareness and understanding of own culture and other cultures
  • Demonstrates an interest and an awareness of a variety of careers, work environments and community helpers

 

The Arts

  • Experiments with a variety of mediums and methods of using art supplies; colors, brush strokes, techniques through drawings, paintings and sculptures
  • Engages in musical activities
  • Enjoys singing, finger plays, instruments, tempos
  • Moves and keeps rhythms to different types of music
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