4 Year Old Class

The 4 year old class is a pre-kindergarten program open to children that are 4 years of age on or before September 1st. The class meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from
9:00 am - 11:30 am.

Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 - 9:15     Children arrive; open play
  • 9:15 - 9:30     Music and movement, Yoga, Story time
  • 9:30 - 9:45     Circle time, Pledge, Calendar, Songs, Star of the Week (January -May) 
  • 9:45 - 10:00    Sunform, Phonemic Awareness Center
  • 10:00 - 10:15    Wash hands; use bathroom
  • 10:15 - 10:30    Snack  (Also use this time to promote good manners and social skills)
  • 10:30 - 10:50    Activity time (gross motor). Scooters, parachute, relays, balls, obstacle course, etc.
  • 10:50 - 11:15    Centers (small groups working on fine motor, computers, match, etc.) Crafts, Special unit activities
  • 11:15 - 11:30    Open play

Areas of Concentration

The following are tasks that we will be working on throughout the school year. Some of them will not begin until January.

  • Letter sounds and recognition using Sunform Alphabet System
  • Writing of the letters
  • Count to 30
  • Count to 10 in Spanish
  • Recognize and name numbers 1-15
  • Write numbers 1-10
  • Recognize and name shapes - circle, square, triangle, rectangle, star, heart, oval and  diamond
  • Recognize and name colors - yellow, orange, black, brown, red, green, blue, pink, white and purple
  • Introduce Star Words
  • Recognize first and last name
  • Write first name in upper and lower case
  • Cut circles (curved lines) independently
  • Recognize the days of the week
  • Recite the months of the year
  • Visual Memory - Remember the placement of 4 objects or pictures
  • Auditory memory - Remember the order of 4 familiar sounds or numbers
  • Math - solve simple addition problems (1+1; 1+2 etc.) using manipulatives, simple patterns, greater than/less than estimating
  • Gross Motor - run, jump, skip, gallop, hop on one foot, walk heel to toe on the balance beam, bounce a ball with 1 and 2 hands, and kick rolling ball 

Special Units

  • September - safety, manners
  • October - recycling, Halloween
  • November - fire safety, Thanksgiving
  • December - Winter holidays
  • January - 5 senses
  • February - 4 seasons
  • March - Dr. Seuss
  • April - caterpillars and butterflies
  • May -nutrition