3K Academic Program

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A comprehensive three-year-old Preschool program has been created to challenge students to develop their skills in the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social realms.  Along with Bible, Phonics, Reading, Language Development, Writing, Numbers, Science, and History, we utilize interest centers, units, and theme topics in a combination of group and individual instruction.  The ABeka curriculum is used to give a more traditional approach to learning along with other resources to enhance learning and retention of foundational academic and spiritual knowledge.   An emphasis is also placed on social interaction among the students, giving them opportunities to develop social values, sharing, group acceptance, independence, and dependability.

3K Science

Lessons: Things that float & sink

  • Color search – mixing with paint
  • Homemade rainbows – water table
  • Colored paddles – shaving cream
  • Apple prints
  • Making applesauce
  • Parts of apple – measure peels
  • Why does an apple dry up?
  • Pumpkin carving – count seeds, measure & weigh
  • Eye – Hide & Peek, binoculars
  • Hear – “The City Mouse and the Country Mouse”
  • Touch – touch games; fingerprint fun
  • Smell – cooking
  • Taste – blindfold and taste; peanut butter balls
  • Bird Feeder; pointsetter & other Christmas flowers
  • Weather
  • Rain
  • Observe clouds
  • Weather wheel
  • Touch the clouds
  • Shadows
  • Dental Health
  • Egg in a coke
  • Tooth powder
  • Pond Life
  • Frogs
  • Butterfly; Metamorphosis
  • Butterfly brownie
  • Ocean Life
  • Wave bottles
  • Seaquarium
  • Parts of a fish (Japan fish painting)
  • Sink & Float
  • Plants
  • Seeds with cotton
  • Carnation with food color added to water
  • Seed collection
  • Plants we eat
  • Carrot tops

3K Bible

Three-year-old students will be exposed to Bible stories and songs that will help them learn who Jesus is.  Through flannel graph stories and art work, they will learn about different characters in the Bible who loved, trusted, and obeyed God.  The language development of students will be enriched through memorization of many Bible verses that reinforce good character traits and the ability to make right choices.

CurriculumVoyages, Exploring God’s World by Concordia

Goals and objectives

  • To recall and dictate various Bible stories
  • To verbally describe details of the story
  • To tell the Bible story to an adult
  • To role-play and act out the Bible stories
  • To recite Bible verses through active listening and participation
  • To apply Biblical principles in daily activities
  • To recognize and identify Bible characters.
  • To identify Bible characters through listening to details of a story
  • To practice social habits of courtesy, sharing, cooperation, respect, and  self control.

3K Numbers

Students will be introduced to various aspects of numbers and number readiness to lay the foundation for future success in math.  This includes hand-on opportunities for exploring spatial relationships, sorting and sequencing and recognizing colors and shapes.  The children will learn to recognize numbers as well as matching, tracing and listening skills.  Students are provided with opportunities to succeed by the implementation of multiple learning strategies and incorporating circle time, small groups, and individual instruction as well as learning centers.  Learning games, finger plays and songs involving math concepts are used daily to motivate the children and make learning enjoyable and fun.

CurriculumABEKA Book

Goals and Objectives  –

  • To orally count from 1-50
  • To recognize and identify numerals 1-30
  • To demonstrate a knowledge of the concept of numbers 1-15 through various counting experiences with a variety of objects.
  • To demonstrate a knowledge of spatial relationships such as long/short, tall/short, big/little.
  • To develop their fine motor skills through bead stringing, cutting, lacing, button and snap frames, sorting objects by color and size.
  • To strengthen their tactile development through materials providing sensory experiences.
  • To discriminate and identify objects by touch
  • To develop the ability to practice social habits of courtesy, sharing, cooperation, respect and self-control through small group learning experiences.
  • To develop a willingness to take turns and share
  • To develop a sense of independence
  • To establish routine physical habits, work habits and self-discipline
  • To participate in finger plays and songs involving math concepts

3K Language Development and Phonics

The 3K students will be exposed to a rich language experience that includes auditory, visual and linguistic development.  The students’ language development will be strengthened with poetry, finger plays, and music that are a valuable part of the preschool curriculum.  Many of the selections chosen help reinforce the letters and sounds being taught and help provide delightful selections that enhance the preschool child’s natural love of poetry and music.  The students receive a well rounded curriculum which includes topics such as science, health, safety, manners, community helpers, geography, history, and family.  Circle time, small groups, individual instruction and learning centers that incorporate learning games and hands-on activities motivate the children and make learning enjoyable and fun.

CurriculumABEKA Book

Goals and Objectives  –

  • To enhance visual development
  • To recognize and identify each letter of the alphabet
  • To associate a picture with each letter of the alphabet
  • To identify whether a letter is a vowel or consonant
  • To recognize their name
  • To recognize and identify colors, shapes, sizes, body parts, animals, plants, and objects of daily life using pictures and manipulatives

To aid in linguistic development

  • To listen to stories, poems, and nursery rhymes
  • To respond to a story by recalling specific details
  • To recite stories, poems, and nursery rhymes
  • To participate in dramatizations, puppetry, and fingerplays
  • To dictate stories to an adult
  • To use descriptive language, correct syntax, and grammar
  • To expand vocabulary with language development studies in science, health, safety, manners, community helpers, geography, history, and family

To develop auditory skills

  • To recognize and identify sounds of letters
  • To associate a sound with each letter of the alphabet
  • To listen and follow two step directions
  • To discriminate differences in the volume of sounds through singing with or without music

Enrichment classes for all 3K students consist of Art, Computers, Music, Spanish and Library Skills.  Students attend each of these classes once per week.

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