Fours-GroupThe Four’s

This group is exposed to a variety of experiences and an increased opportunity for fine motor skills. Scissors, manipulatives and cooking are greatly enjoyed by the four year old. Attention span and memory skills begin to mature (through games of color recognition, object size and shape), as does the development of basic math concepts and problem solving skills. Four year olds learn through active participation with adults, other children and materials, while enjoying indoor and outdoor play.

Four year olds are learning to make choices through planned activities. Teacher prepared learning centers will include housekeeping, blocks, science, math, manipulatives, music and art. Through weekly activities, the four year olds are introduced to the alphabet, as well as an introduction to the Spanish language. Math concepts include patterning, sequencing, opposites, shapes, likes and differences, and counting. Other media, such as social studies, art, cooking, and computers, reflect the letter theme of the week.

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    The Fours Daily Schedule:

    7:00 – 8:15 Meet and Greet Centers
    8:15 – 8:40 Outside Play
    8:40 – 8: 50 Wash Up
    8:50 – 9:00 Morning Prayer
    9:00 – 9:15 Greeting Circle/Morning Message
    9:15 – 9:25 Moving and Learning
    9:25 – 9:45 1st Read Aloud
    9:45 – 10:05 Morning Snack
    10:05 – 10:20 Spanish
    10:20 – 10:35 Outside Structured Play
    10:35 – 11:35 Literacy/Math Small Group/Centers
    11:35 – 11:50 Discovering God’s Love
    11:50 – 12:00 VPK Closing Circle
    12:00 – 12:20 2nd Read Aloud
    12:20 – 12:40 Lunch
    12:40 – 12:50 Outside Free Play
    12:50 – 1:10 Scholastic Science/Content Connection
    1:10 – 1:30 Writing Workshop
    1:30 Preschool Dismissal
    1:30 – 1:45 Listening Story/Classical Music
    1:45 – 2:45 Optional Nap/Quiet Enrichment Centers
    2:50 – 3:05 Afternoon Snack
    3:05 – 3:30 Outside Play
    3:30 – 4:00 Literacy Enrichment
    4:00 – 4:30 S.T.R.E.A.M.
    4:30 – 5:30 Centers
    5:30 – 6:00 Wrap Up/Clean Up/Dismissal