Pre-K is an exciting time as students use their boundless energy to continuously learn and explore. For many four- and five-year olds, Pre-K is essential for school readiness. In addition to learning basic language, literature, art, and math skills, the Pre-K classroom setting is the best opportunity for young children to learn the social, behavioral, and emotional standards needed for Kindergarten learning.
Kindergarten is a time for listening to longer and more complex stories. Many children will begin reading in Kindergarten. In addition to the best children’s literature, kindergartners will listen to Bible stories and history stories. They will memorize poetry and learn to recite it while speaking clearly and standing still.
Learning the letter, letter sounds, common sight words, and word families helps them explore the wonders of language and gains skills that will help Kindergartners read more fluently. Of course, they are still children – play time is essential too! In addition to recess, Augustine kindergartners have the opportunity to play in various “centers” that in addition to being fun help reinforce lessons, train fine motor skills, and encourage imaginative play.