Pre K Class

 

We follow NYS Common Core Standars for Preschool.  Our four year olds are immersed in a literacy and print rich environment where they are able to develop emergent skills in reading, writing, letter recognition, phonics, as well as listening and responding.  Students are also learning math, health, science, social studies, music, art, and problem solving skills through thematic units.  Students develop fine motor skills through cutting, play dough, lacing and manipulative. Gross motor skills are exercised on the playground and through music and movement.  

 

Hand Writing Without Tears Program:

Our entire staff is formally trained in the "Get Set for School" HWT program. HWT is used in our 3 and 4 year old program to successfully prepare our students for kindergarten.

HWT is our curriculum for Readiness and Writing, Language and Literacy, Numbers and Math. All lessons are developmentally appropriate, invite student activity and use a multisensory approach. (Please note that the program is an adapted version for our nursery classes).

 

Topics:

 

  • The Five Senses

  • Apple/Pumpkins

  • Dinosaurs

  • The Family

  • The Solar System

  • All Kinds of Maps

  • Seasonal Change

  • Pets

  • Wind

  • Planting

  • Insects

  • Musical Instruments

  • Keeping Our Heart Healthy

  • Our Environment/Recycling

  • Safety

  • The Alphabet

  • Pizza

 

Math Readiness Skills:

  • Counting

  • Shapes

  • Sizes

  • Sorting

  • Graphing

  • Number recognition

  • Making comparison

  • One to one correspondence

  • Ordinal numbers (First, second)

  • More/Less

  • Equal

  • Greater/Less than

  • Adding one

  • Taking one away

  • Pairs

  • Spatial relationships

 

Reading/Writing/Listening Readiness Skills:

  • Visual discrimination

  • Auditory discrimination

  • Reproducing a pattern

  • Rhyming

  • Letter recognition

  • Sound/symbol relationships

  • Name recognition

  • Print awareness

  • Environmental print

  • Sequencing

  • Listening for details

  • Drawing a conclusion

  • Making a prediction

  • Vocabulary development

  • Fine motor development

  • Eye to hand coordination

 

Science Experiences:

  • Magnets

  • Weights and measures

  • Freezing/Melting

  • Our bodies

  • Weather

  • Sink/Float

  • Metamorphosis

  • Wind/Air

Call Us: 1-516-931-0811   /   info@bethpagenurseryschool.org   /  22 Lexington Avenue, Bethpage, NY  11714

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