Puffin Class (4-5 years)

In the Puffin class, our experienced teachers focus on preparing four and five year old students for success in Kindergarten. Our program is designed to develop learning readiness by introducing conceptual exercises, simple  theory in math and language skills, and creative arts.

Using manipulatives, workbooks, and examples from daily life, students learn basic addition, subtraction, grouping, graphing, and number theory. Puffins learn pre-reading skills with exercises in letter recognition, phonics, rhyming and sound groups. Creative projects and field trips reinforce lessons in all subject areas, hone motor skills, and bring learning to life for our enthusiastic Puffins.

Our Puffin graduates attend a variety of elementary programs, from public to parochial, to the most competitive independent schools, and are well prepared for social and academic success in the school of their choice.

*In addition to regular classroom teachers, the Puffin Class also has music, Japanese, Spanish 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 – 5:30 Story Time
Free Play
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