IACS Prekindergarten Program
This week we are learning the letter Hh and the number 8. Our theme this week is Harvest. We have discussed what it means to harvest and some of the different tools used to make it successful. We are getting ready for the Thanksgiving Season with some fun crafts and activities. Below is a letter Hh video that we have used to help the kids with words that begin with Hh as well as what sound it makes. There is a video for every letter and a song to go with it.
Starting school for the first time as a child is a very exciting event! Many parents want their child to get a head start on school by attending a preschool program first, some parents opt for a preschool program due to the fact they need childcare for their child and 'they might as well be learning' during this time. Some parents think 'my child will start school when it is time to go to kindergarten'. While all of these are very real and personal decisions, here are some of the skills we work on in prekindergarten in preparation for a smooth transition into 'regular' school.
*we learn to walk in a line
*we sit in circle time
*we raise our hand to talk in circle to add thoughts and conversation to topics covered
*we work on numbers 1-20 (number recognition, number value, rote counting, more, less, equal)
*we work on capital and lower case letters, their sound, naming objects that start with each letter
*we write our name with capital and lower case letters
*we cut, glue and follow directions to complete developmentally appropriate projects
*we learn to problem solve for ourselves and with friends
*we read and discuss stories and vocabulary used
*we learn about people and traditions in the past and how people celebrate those today
*we learn to explore the how and why and I wonder if...during science
*we learn through hands on discovery, play and group activities
IACS offers a half day program and a full day preschool program. Come visit and see why we are different than many other programs!
Learning Through Songs
We understand the importance of learning through music and utilize this in the classroom. Below are a few songs that we use to help us practice our "Days of the Week", "Months of the Year", and our "Letter Sounds"