Sprouting Spruces 3 ½ to 4 years:
In our classroom we are concentrating on our writing and letters before we get to Pre K. Our Spruces are working hard at spelling their names and are mastering our letter sounds. We work on patterns, addition, subtraction, comparisons and matching. We love to read our sight words and love learning new yoga poses. We learn through games and fun. We love bringing our lessons alive!
 
Our character building blocks for the Sprouting Spruces are Integrity & Citizenship.

Sensory Stimulation
  • Follows items with eyes.
  • Responds to different people in the room.
  • Responds to different smells, tastes, and textures.
  • Enjoys all sensory stimulations.
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Language
  • Uses I, you, me, he and she correctly
  • Listens to short stories and understands main idea
  • Understands opposites
  • Understands prepositions
  • Knows simple Spanish words
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Cognitive and Math
  • Counts to 50
  • Sorts objects in categories
  • Understands number concepts
  • Matches patterns
  • Money
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Writing and Word Recognition
  • Recognizes first and last name
  • Learns the letters of alphabet and recognizes them
  • Learns simple site words
  • Strings beads
  • Uses scissors
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Creative Sides
  • Develops an awareness and appreciation for painting, sculpting and drawing
  • Exposed to cultures and artistic traditions
  • Dramatic play
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Life Skills and Manners
  • Stranger danger, 911, stop, drop and roll
  • Personal hygene, hand washing, brushing teeth
  • Respects the rights of others
  • Self-confidence
  • Identify and expresses feeling
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Fun Fitness
  • Nutrition and food groups
  • Catches, throws and rolls a ball
  • Walks on a balance beam
  • Tumbles
  • Hops
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Science and Nature
  • Learns about different kinds of animals
  • Learns about plants
  • Basic science experiments
  • Human body
  • Recycling
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