Penguin Class (Bridge-K)

Penguin Bridge Kindergarten is designed for 4 year old students who turn 5 shortly after September. The Penguin Class covers similar concepts as a kindergarten class to challenge these older students, but in a smaller environment at an age appropriate level.  Upon graduation, our Penguin Class graduates enter Kindergarten with a complete grasp of all the skills needed to thrive in elementary school, and are well prepared for social and academic success in the school of their choice.

Math skills such as patterning, addition, subtraction, and number theory are practiced and reinforced through games and manipulatives.  Beginning reading skills such as letter recognition, phonemic awareness, and rhyming are also a major focus in the Penguin Classroom.  Art activities help hone fine motor skills and allow our students to express their creativity.  Students also practice writing and instruction following skills with daily whole group academic exercises.

Penguins and Puffins participate in projects and field trips together to reinforce lessons in all subject areas and bring learning to life for our enthusiastic students.

*In addition to regular classroom teachers, the Penguin Class also has music, Japanese, and yoga lessons from specialized teachers every week.

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  • Curriculum
  • Schedule
Month Language Math Science Values Art
September Introduction to the Alphabet 1, 2, 3 Five Senses / Body Parts Honesty Painting Without Brushes
October Upper – Lowercase Matching 4, 5, 6, 7 Farm Animals Courage Color Mixing
November Rhyming Words Size Comparisons
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Moon Mania Pride Modeling Clay
December Story Telling Measuring
Writing 13, 14
Hibernation & Migration Understanding Recycle
January Famous People Writing 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 Dinosaurs Trust Sewing
February Poetry Counting
Writing 20
Dental Health Compassion Printing
March Prepositions Counting to 30 Plants & Seeds Right and Wrong 3-D Art
April Fairy Tales 1 to 1 Relationship Sea Life Sensitivity Collages with Natural Materials
May Favorite Authors 1-30 Counting Review Jungle Animals Caring Flowers
June Telling Our Own Stories Beginning Addition & Subtraction Earth’s Natural Wonders Responsibility Patterns and Design
July Science Adventures Number Exploration
August Science Adventures Number Exploration
Morning Schedule
7:30 School Opens
9:15 – 9:30 Circle Time Begins
9:30 – 10:00 Science Time
Snack Time
10:00 – 10:15 (Alternate Days) Japanese Time
Music Time
Poem Time
10:15 – 10:45 Academic Time
10:45 – 11:15 Recess Time
11:15 – 12:00 Lunch Time
Make Beds for Nap
12:00 – 1:00 Recess Time
Afternoon Schedule
1:00 – 3:00 Nap / Rest Time
3:00 – 3:45 Wake up and Snack Time
3:45 – 6:00 Story Time
Free Play
Art
Puzzles
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