Mrs. Kelly Bell, Pre-K 3 Teacher
Mrs. Wendy Daniel, Pre-K 4 Teacher
Mrs. Beth Davidson, Pre-K 3 and 4 Assistant Teacher
Welcome! St. George’s Episcopal Pre-K is a place where young children feel secure and loved. There is plenty of play, some of it structured, but with ample opportunities for children to choose activities on their own. Children will listen to stories, experiment, play games, sing, and ask questions.
In our Pre-Kindergarten classrooms, children develop a sense of self-reliance as we help them adapt to a setting outside the home, try new
things, and make some decisions on their own. Pre-kindergarten is a good place to begin learning about companionship – getting along with playmates, joining
in group projects and games, taking turns, sharing, and settling disputes.
Classroom activities are structured to enable children to develop new skills and knowledge based on what they already know. The program capitalizes on a variety of thematic learning centers arranged around the classroom. The children explore different concepts through center activities while learning to work independently and in small groups.
The curriculum offered to children in our pre-kindergarten classrooms covers major concepts and skills in language development and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, physical development, emotional development, and aesthetic development.
Pre-kindergarten students attend chapel and wear uniforms. During the year, they add the co-curricular activities of art, music, PE, and library. They eat in the lunch
room and rest in the early afternoon. Our students make a number of field trips, accompanied by our teachers and volunteer parents.
The Pre-K 3 classroom is an environment for children to become familiar with a school setting, learn valuable lessons, and develop friendships that will last. Our
main goal is to have these children ready to enter Pre-K 4 next year. Much of the Pre-K 3 day is spent using centers. There are many practical
skills that are revealed during independent centers. Over the course of this year, students will be introduced to all the letters of the alphabet, colors, shapes, and
numbers. Thematic units are used to enforce integrated learning in Pre-K 3. Some of the thematic units that will be implemented throughout the year are: learn
to build a relationship with classmates, Christmas around the world, Eric Carle author study, and appropriate personal hygiene.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PRE-K 3 STUDENTS MUST BE POTTY TRAINED BY THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
In Pre-K 4, children will experiment at a Five Senses Festival, learn about the human body, discuss family trees, learn to make healthy nutritional choices, learn basic map skills in relation to their communities, how those communities are constructed, and how we travel around, learn what parts make up a plant, “travel” to space, “take a trip” to the ocean, learn what changes occur when seasons change, and put on an alphabet fashion show, all the while learning how to be good citizens and community helpers. The fun doesn’t stop there because children in Pre-K 4 also participate in daily hands-on activities to support the instruction of language arts, mathematics, and handwriting.