We utilize the Memoria Press Preschool Curriculum. It is a modified Cheryl Swope’s Simply Classical Curriculum and is a great way to give preschoolers a gentle introduction to school. This program introduces numbers, colors, and shapes. In addition to the base curriculum, we take this opportunity to weave biblical principles into the daily lives of the children through Bible stories, lessons and memory verses. Below is a brief summary of our program.
Bible – a lesson will be taught/reviewed and woven throughout the day.
Social Studies – discussed under this subject will be items that have an impact on the child’s lifestyle, those people around him, and how we use the Creation of God. (activity oriented)
Science – is concerned with the details of God’s Creation. These are activity oriented ideas with specific subjects discussed.
Language Arts – includes word exercises, poems, verbalization, games, etc.
Phonics – initially focuses on letter recognition and alphabet order. Associating, differentiating, and blending the letter sounds comprise the remainder of the program.
Reading – is an extremely important aspect to the entire program. One of the primary goals is to increase the verbal skills of the students. This is a time when stories are read to the students and they work on listening and comprehension skills.
Writing – a developmental progression of activities is presented with the goal of enabling the student to independently write his first name.
Memory Verse – planting the seeds of the Word of God now will aid the child greatly in the future.
Music – each day we will be singing songs that are either character building songs or teaching songs that help reinforce concepts.
Physical Education – is designed to develop the motor coordination needed in the child previous to the teaching of reading.
Health and Safety – is learning habits of hygiene and everyday safety skills.
Math – lessons are planned to teach the fundamentals of number sense. They are multi-sensory experiences to aid the child in the acquisition of skills. Counting and number recognition are the initial focus with simple addition and subtraction concepts closing out the year.
Colors and Shapes – lessons will introduce and provide practice in identifying the basic colors and basic geometric shapes.
Arts and Crafts – are designed for sharpening the skills of observation in the child and for familiarizing them with various art tools.
Outdoor Activity – are a time to observe the wonders of Creation and the responsibility for caring for it.
Creative Cooking – is a fun part to learning. It is a way to involve more of the senses in the learning process.
Field Trips – are another way for the students to experience firsthand what they have been learning.