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4K
The 4K class emphasizes balance between academic readiness and transitioning children from a preschool experience to a elementary school experience. Specifically, this year continues to emphasize the importance of play in a child’s learning with introducing additional emphasis on managing routines and academic readiness for Kindergarten. Ultimately, 4K prepares students academically and socially while instilling a love for learning in a nurturing environment.
 
Specific academic areas of focus include:
  • Literacy skills - phonetic sounds, letters, sight words, daily journals, using upper and lower case letters, and writing/spelling one’s name correctly
  • Math - numbers up to 20, patterns, graphing, sorting, time, money, addition, and subtraction
  • Social Studies - monthly thematic units coordinate with the seasons and holidays
  • Science - using science journals, seasons, weather, exploring various life forms (animals, plants, bugs, etc.)
  • STEM - STEMscopes Early Explorer program
 
Highlights from the 4K year include:
  • Visiting the Oil Ranch in Hockley, Texas.
  • Making seasonal, monthly posters for a nursing home in Humble, Texas.
  • Collecting hygiene products to send to the military in the spring.
  • Sending cards to General William Weise for his friends living in an assisted living home in Washington D.C.