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.
|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|
Writing 13, 14
|Hibernation & Migration||Understanding||Recycle|
|January||Famous People||Writing 15, 16, 17, 18, 19||Dinosaurs||Trust||Sewing|
|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|
|9:15 – 9:30||Circle Time Begins|
|9:30 – 10:00||Science Time
|10:00 – 10:15 (Alternate Days)||Japanese 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|
|1:00 – 3:00||Nap / Rest Time|
|3:00 – 3:45||Wake up and Snack Time|
|3:45 – 5:30||Story Time