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Five Year Olds

NEW BEGINNINGS

Young Fives

 

Curriculum Overview

New Beginnings “Young Fives Program” is designed to give children a “first school” experience. The program allows five-year old children the opportunity to socialize with their peers, to explore various art media, and to enjoy learning through music, stories, and play.

The Y-5’s use a curriculum called “A Beka”.

Goals and Objectives

Children will work on skills that enrich and prepare him/her for Kindergarten confidence:

¨ Christian Values: Modeled Christian values will be taught daily through Bible stories, songs, and finger plays. Young fives will participate in Chapel two days a week. We will have praying before snacks and lunchtime.

¨ Language Skills: Teachers help the child develop language and listening skills through the use of music. Music not only enhances language development, but also encourages listening skills and a love of music.

¨ Literature: Teachers introduce children to a varied selection of literature and help them write stories one-on-one. When the class listens to a story, teachers point out the story’s beginning, middle, and end. Teaches use the interactive method of storytelling to help develop the children’s attention spans. Teachers also help the children discuss the story’s outcome to check that they really understand what they hear.

¨ Math Skills: The children manipulate objects that introduce and enhance understanding of mathematical concepts through patterning, size classification, numeral recognition, counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, and sorting. They will know the value of numbers – greater or lesser.

¨ Science Skills: Children will learn to explore the world by using and understanding the use of: magnets, scales, and magnifying glasses. Your little scientist will also learn about observing, classifying, collecting, measuring, identifying, and predicting and evaluating the outcome of their experience. Cooking projects may take place during a specific theme. Again, your child’s awareness, math, and science skills will come into practice during their cooking adventure.

¨ Fine Motor Skills: As a Young Five, your child will further develop his/her ability to use a pencil or color crayons, and scissors, to trace objects, string beads, and to construct puzzles and manipulative games.

¨ Readiness Skills: The “Young Fives” will learn to write their first and last names, recognize all the letters of the alphabet, identify the initial consonant sounds both in spoken and written words, and will be able to recite their address and phone number. They will be able to recite and recognize by sight the days of the week and months of the year.

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Most of all, we want children to get excited about school

because they experience learning as fun!

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