Pre-Kindergarten 4 Readies Students for Grammar School

Spiritual

  • Know God loves them and is always with them
  • Know that Jesus is their Savior
  • Learn to recite simple prayers
  • Learn to recite Bible verses
  • Learn to praise God with song
  • Learn to be reverent in weekly chapel
  • Retell simplified Bible stories
  • Relate Bible story truths to their own lives 

Social

  • Cooperate with classmates in work and play
  • Willingly share and take turns
  • Use common manners as "please" and "thank you"
  • Follow directions and school rules
  • Learn to respect authority and cooperate with teachers
  • Learn to work independently
  • Participate in class activities
  • Listen without interrupting

Emotional

  • Enjoy school
  • Develops a positive self-worth
  • Handle separation from parents or primary care givers
  • Shows love and respect for others
  • Receives love and respect from others
  • Responds well to discipline and limits
  • Accepts responsibility for their behavior

Language Arts

  • Phonemic awareness of the alphabet
  • Letter recognition (upper and lower case)
  • Recognize written name
  • Write their name
  • Begin tracing and letter formation
  • Learn to ask questions
  • Speak and share ideas in complete sentences
  • Demonstrate listening comprehension
  • Retell stories and sequence events
  • Identifies rhymes and rhyming sounds

Math

  • Count to 100 or higher
  • Recognize and practice using numbers 1-20
  • Use 1 to 1 correspondence to represent quantity
  • Sort and classify objects by color, shape and size
  • Identify simple patterns
  • Understand spatial relationships
  • Begin identifying units of currency
  • Demonstrates awareness of time concepts
  • Recognize 10 geometric shapes
  • Begin to understand and practice the concept of adding

Science

  • Participate in simple investigations
  • Use five senses in observations
  • Gather information
  • Use simple tools
  • Identify similarities and differences
  • Use patterns to predict
  • Observe changes in size, color, position
  • Observe changes in seasons and weather
  • Experience scientific/math concepts through cooking 
  • Observe God's world and His creation

Social Studies

  • Recite the Christian Pledge and the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Recite name, phone number, address, and birthday
  • Recognize common events, traditions, and routines
  • Identify community workers and family members
  • Begin to understand cause/effect relationships 
  • Begin to understand the meaning of traditional holidays

Music

  • Clap a rhythm
  • Sing simple songs
  • Participate in musical games
  • Participate in creative movement to music
  • Recognize simple instruments
  • Participate in finger plays 

Art

  • Identify and name 10 colors
  • Explore mixing of colors
  • Trace patterns, lines, shapes and letters
  • Practice cutting and gluing
  • Participate in theme based arts/crafts projects
  • Draw a self portrait
  • Finger painting

Gross and Fine Motor Development

  • Can catch, bounce and throw a ball.
  • Hop on non-dominant foot
  • Jumps, gallops, skips, runs and climbs well
  • Exhibits balancing skills
  • Learn to manage own clothing (buttons, zippers, snaps)
  • Hold standard pencil between first two fingers and thumb
  • Use materials to develop muscle in fingers (scissors, crayons, markers, play dough)