Ducky Class (3 years)
Duckies are potty trained, know how to express themselves, and show courtesy and good sharing skills. As a transition class, the Duckies work on good citizenship, letters and numbers, painting and sculpture crafts, talking about stories, and patterns. Teachers of Duckies set an encouraging, individualized pace for learning.
Duckies follow the same schedule and curriculum as the older Crane students but at a slower, more individualized pace. This helps the younger three year-old students to build their confidence before moving on to the next class.
*In addition to regular classroom teachers, the Ducky Class also has music, Japanese, Spanish, and yoga lessons from specialized teachers every week.
|September||Introduction to the alphabet||Sorting Categories||Five Senses||Honesty||Painting without brushes|
|October||Same and Different||Shapes||Body Parts||Respect||Color Mixing|
|November||Rhyming Words||Size Comparisons||Farm Animals||Courage||Mixed Media|
|December||Story Telling||Counting and Writing 1-5||Hibernation and Migration||Empathy||Using Recycled Materials|
|January||Phonics||Counting and Writing 6-10||Jungle Animals||Trust||Sculpting with Clay|
|March||Beginning Sounds||Number Concepts||Sea Life||Making Good Choices||3D Art|
|April||Fairy Tales||Ratios||Plants and Seeds||Sensitivity||Textured Art|
|May||Creating Our Own Stories||Problem Solving||Farm Animals||Caring||Art with Natural Materials|
|June||Reciting Poems||Math Review||Insects||Responsibility||Patterns and Designs|
|9:30 (alternate days)||Music/Japanese/Spanish/Yoga|
|10:30||Academic Time/Center Time|
|3:00||Wake up from nap and snack time|
|3:45||Library and Story Time|