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Daniel Nicklay, Coeur d'Alene Charter School Principal
 

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PRESCHOOL CLASS (LAMBS)

  • Tuesday through Thursday 8:30am - 11:00am
  • 3 years old by September
  • Introduces small and large motor skills, the alphabet, counting, socialization skills
  • Maximum of 14 students per class

CURRICULUM

MATHEMATICS

  • Master simple counting 1-10
  • Introduction of numbers 11–30
  • Introduction to matching numbers
  • Introduction to patterns
  • Introduction to concepts of big/little; long/short; empty/full; same/different
  • Master shape recognition (circle, square, triangle, oval, rectangle, heart, star)
  • Introduction to matching and sorting shapes
  • Introduction to calendar (days of week song, placement of numbers, 1=first, 2=second, etc.)
  • Introduction to money (penny, nickel, dime, quarter)

 

LANGUAGE ARTS/READING READINESS

  • Introduction to ABC’s
  • Introduction to recognition of upper/lower case letters
  • Master matching upper/lower case letters
  • Master ABC song
  • Master recognition of first name in varied upper/lower case print
  • Introduction to handwriting with hand strengthening skills and letter formation
  • Master proper pencil grip
  • Introduction of left to right progression
  • Introduction to books (mini library, reading stories daily)
  • Introduction to speech (memorizing poems, songs, singing, participation in performing at school functions)

 

SCIENCE

  • Introduction to our five senses
  • Introduction to animals and habitats
  • Introduction to plants (growing from seed)
  • Introduction to insects
  • Introduction to weather and seasons

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • Practice of gross and fine motor skills (running, jumping, climbing, catching and throwing a ball, bouncing, etc.)
  • Introduction to games (tag, turn taking, following direction, left and right)
  • Introduction of personal health and safety (nutrition and dental hygiene, stranger danger, participation in fire drills, etc.)

 

PRACTICE OF COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL SKILLS

  • Verbal/nonverbal communications (listening skills, using words, asking questions, making eye contact, use of proper body language, etc.)
  • Relationships (making friends, taking turns, etc.)
  • Problem solving (interactions with peers, asking for assistance, trial and error, etc.)
  • Self discovery (all about me activities)
  • Manners (using please and thank you, etc.)
  • Behavioral intervention (practicing conflict and resolution as issues arise, reward and self consequences)

 

ARTS AND FINE MOTOR SKILL

  • Master color recognition of basic colors (black, white, blue, red, green, orange, purple, brown, yellow)
  • Introduction to shades of colors
  • Exploring and creating works of art both structured and open-ended with a variety textures and mediums
  • Introduction to drawing/coloring
  • Curriculum based projects
  • Introduction of proper use of scissors, glue/paste, paintbrush
  • Introduction to music, drama (songs, finger play, etc.)

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Introduction to international communities and cultures
  • Introduction to maps and globe
  • Introduction to community helpers (teacher, doctor, firefighter, etc.)

 

BIBLE EDUCATION

  • Age appropriate Bible stories
  • Real meaning of holidays
  • Attendance/participation at weekly chapel in sanctuary begining in January
  • Character development/morality

 

ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS

  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Speech
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