Class Goals: The goals and environment in the Four/Five’s class (pre-K) is to provide opportunities to embrace learning through creative, exploratory, and hands-on activities. Children are encouraged to be self-confident and take responsibility of their learning. Opportunities to enhance their listening and speaking skills as well as pre-reading and writing abilities are provided and participation in these opportunities is encouraged. The curriculum for the Four/Five’s class includes opportunities to develop cognitive and language skills, mathematical skills, scientific thinking, art appreciation, social/individual problem solving skills, and fine and large motor skills.
Child to Adult Ratio: 1 adult for every 10 children
Class Activities: Below are the regular classroom activities for the 4/5s class. To minimize the spread of germs and protect children with allergies handwashing is done prior to school entry and before and after snack.
|Daily Activities||Skills Being Developed|
|Meeting Time||Listening, following instructions, respecting peers and teachers, communicating as a group|
|Free Choice||Art exploration, fine manipulative, dramatic and social interaction, and small group activities|
|Clean Up||Social and community responsibility|
|Islamic Studies||Exploration of Islamic beliefs, manners, and Prophets’ stories|
|Hand Washing/Snack||Health, nutrition, and self-help skills|
|Arabic/Quran||Explore another language and religious text|
|Story Time||Dramatization, prediction, recall, and sequencing|
|Sounds||Rhythm and movement|
|Show and Tell||Sharing, asking, inquisitive questions, group participation|
|Outdoor Play||Social and large motor skills|