Since they have learned all the letters in 3 year old preschool, we begin the year with a personal letter “sound” book. They quickly learn and practice the hard and soft sounds of all the letters. We recognize writing as an important component of learning to read, so our 4’s practice writing in many different ways every day! Those that are reading enter into teacher guided reading groups with leveled books that they take home to read to their parents. They explore a world map and learn a song to identify all of the continents. They become master color mixers as they learn about primary and secondary colors.
They explore healthy living through exercise, good hygiene and learning about the food pyramid. They discuss the life cycle of the frog learn the difference between solids, liquids and gasses, and use fun activities to find out about the difference between pushes and pulls. Four year old preschoolers also work on life-skills like zipping, tying shoes, wiping noses and buttoning. All of that is just the tip of the iceberg as our 4 year olds prepare to enter Kindergarten!