Mrs. Wendy Daniel, Pre-K 4 Teacher
Mrs. Lisa Barrett, PK4 Teacher Assistant
In our Pre-Kindergarten classroom, 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 by providing fun, meaningful, and empowering learning experiences. The classroom setting is based on a Montessori style learning environment. Students will have the option to choose many of their individual lessons throughout the day. Our classroom setting provides multiple experiences in the areas of practical life, sensory exploration, science, social studies, math, language, and art. Students will also experience small group work, as well as one on one instruction in language and math.
While learning the ABC’s and 123’s, students are allowed to move at their own pace. Some students will be learning letter sounds while others may be spelling or reading. Some students will be practicing numbers 1-10, while others may be learning place value up to 100. We meet your child where they are academically, and move forward as their understanding dictates.
Pre-K students participate in daily co-curricular classes as well as recess and nap time. Students will attend classes in the areas of art, music, Spanish, PE, science and library. Pre-K students also attend several field trips a year that are chaperoned by both teachers and parents. Past field trips have included, but are not limited to: the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, the Legacy Theatre, Twin Oaks Fun Farm, and the Center for Puppetry Arts.
Pre-K 4 students must be potty trained by the first day of school.