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Threes

We will focus on building your child’s confidence and self-esteem through creating experiences for him/her that require independence such as: a job of the week, unpacking his/her things in the morning, cleaning up after himself/herself, etc. Three-year old's will also work on resolving conflicts, cooperating with others, problem solving, and expressing their feelings. This will help your child learn social/emotional skills. These skills are what will help your child succeed in life.

 

Here are some highlights of your three year old’s curriculum:

 

Theme and Bible Story of the Week

  • School-wide theme and bible story of the week

  • Open-ended questions and discussions to enhance thinking and listening skills

  • Visual aids and props used to aid in learning

 

Letter of the Week

  • Letters introduced according to the developmental order of writing (straight lines, curved lines, then slanted lines)

  • Frog Street Press Letter Books used to introduce letter and words that begin with that letter

  • Recognition of upper and lower-case letters and introduction to letter sounds

  • ABC letter page reinforces writing and coloring (Please note that writing and coloring will not be forced!)

 

Fundanoodle

  • Fundanoodle terms used to correctly write each letter

  • Pound boards used to build hand strength and eye-hand coordination

  • Activity workbook used to improve fine motor skills

 

Math Skills

  • Large group instruction daily

  • Small group instruction once a week

  • Skills include: colors, shapes, patterns, exposure to numbers 1-30, positions, graphing, classifying, pennies/nickels, and visual estimation

  • Math activities and manipulatives present in various centers

 

Science Skills

  • Touch and visual exploration in centers and activities

  • Problem solving and discovery

  • Sensory table available at least two times a week

  • Attend the science room once a week

  • Outdoor learning center available to classrooms: garden, picnic, and music area

 

Social and Emotional Skills

  • Learn skills through play in centers: dramatic play, block, manipulatives, science, art, music, and library

  • Character education traits discussed daily with monthly themed traits Assigned jobs

 

Language Skills

  • Opportunities to express self during circle activities: open-ended questions, calendar, weather, Pledge of Allegiance, theme of week, Bible story of week, daily math concept, group songs, stories

  • Show and Share will be scheduled at least once a month per child

 

Fine and Gross Motor Skills

  • Play daily on playground or in the gym weather permitting with age appropriate toys

  • Classroom art with use of markers, pencils, scissors, glue, paints, etc.

  • Movement activities in classroom