Program Activities

Activities are planned according to the developmental needs of our children and are integrated into a theme based curriculum that resolves around the children’s interest, community events, and the cultural traditions of our families. We feel these activities motivate children to learn, nurture a feeling of pride, and make school a fun place to be.

 

 

               LIFE SKILLS

  • Pouring liquids from various containers
  • and cutting with knife
  • Table setting and clearing
  • Table manners: Thank you, No thank you, wait for   everyone to be  seated, wait for everyone to be done
  • Baking and Cooking
  • Maintain their personal hygiene independently
  • Cleaning their play areas
  • Sweeping and mopping,
  • Raking and picking up leaves
  • Wash dishes
  • Making their beds
  • Folding towels
  • Gardening
  • Taking care of toys and learning materials
  • Understanding the need for empathy
  • Separates from parents easily
  • Understand the need of routines and rules
  • Sharing and taking turns
  • Resolves conflict appropriately
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Complete tasks
  • Dress themselves
  • Put on their shoes and socks
  • Be responsible for their personal belongings
  • Know their address and phone number
  • Know their first and last names
  • Know their family’s names
  • Able to focus in a circle time or group situation
  • Helps clean the playground and classrooms
  • Follow directions and work independently

 

 

                SENSORIAL & IMAGINATION ACTIVITIES

Understand differences in shapes, colors,     textures, sizes, taste, and smells and to understand the world around them.

Sand and water play

Understanding shapes and sizes through the use of manipulative and games

Patterns

Block and Lego building

Primary and secondary colors, warm, cool and neutral colors

Cooking and Experiments

Gardening

Art projects

Identify  & distinguish items using our senses

Explore their artistic ability

Act out certain characters & personalities

Dress up

Music and movement

Build creatively with various objects

Explore and manipulate musical instruments

Use block and legos to express creativity

 

ART AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS

  • Hold scissors properly (thumbs up)
  • Follow lines when cutting
  • Scissor safety
  • Gluing and pasting neatly
  • Beading, lacing and weaving
  • Painting
  • Play dough
  • Coloring in lines
  • Knowing all their colors
  •  red         blue        yellow     black
  •  pink        purple    white       green

                 brown     gold       silver

 

 

 

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES ACTIVITIES

  • Gardening
  • Learn about various holidays and cultural celebrations
  • Cooking
  • Learn about important community members
  • Explore and manipulate various scientific tools:
  • Magnets magnify glasses. Tweezers. Tools, etc
  • Explore solids and liquids
  • Recycling
  • Computer technology

 

MATHEMATIC ACTIVITIES

  • Counting up to 100
  • Recognize numbers 1 - 20
  • Matching numbers with quantities
  • Printing numbers
  • Draw shapes
  • Recognize patterns
  • Sort objects
  • Recognition of shapes:

               triangle     circle           oval

              square      rectangle    heart        star

 

 

 

large motor Physical Development

  • Climb, cross and hang from bars
  • Balance their bodies
  • Hop and jump
  • Tippy Toe
  • Throw and catch balls
  • Kick balls in a certain direction
  • Throw balls in a hoop
  • Ride riding toys safely
  • Dig
  • Slide down various sizes of slides
  • Water play
  • Acquire knowledge and skills about sports

 

PRE WRITING/DRAWING ACTIVITIES

  • Tracing upper and lower case letters
  • Printing upper and lower case letters
  • Trace shapes
  • Trace numbers 1- 20
  • Trace vertical and horizontal lines
  • Draw shapes
  • Print numbers 1 - 20
  • Draw pictures
  • Draw  detail pictures with detail as they grow older
  • Color within the lines

   Paint within the lines

   Naturally develop the hand they will be writing with for the rest of their lives

  •  Hold writing implement correctly
  •  Trace first and last name
  •  Print first and last name

 

PRE READING ACTIVITIES

Recognize and recite  upper and lower case letters

Recite Sounds of letters

Recite Sounds of blends and diagraphs

Recognize Rhyming Words

Read familiar words

Treat books with respect

Understanding left to right progression: turning pages, and the way we read

Using context clues to predict stories read by the  teacher

Remember details in a picture

Understanding the relationship between pictures and     words

Place cards in sequence

Reads first and last name

Dictate stories

Retell stories

Understand directional words

 

LISTENING ACTIVITIES

  • Following one and two step directions
  • Listening to a story and
  • Comprehending the story
  • Sitting quietly at Circle time

 

SPEAKING ACTIVITIES

Speaking and singing clearly

Speaking aloud in a group

Understand inside and outside voices

Participate at Circle Time

Speak in complete sentences

Communicate at their age level