We come together each morning as a whole school in the gym, 8:30 AM Monday through Thursday, 10:00 AM on Fridays.
As we begin assembly we stand on the colored tiles forming a large square with all teachers and students facing each other. There are some announcements and singing and dancing as we introduce new music and sing-a-long songs to the students. We get the United States flag out and recite the Pledge of Allegiance and encourage full participation.We engage children with song and dance that follow our weekly themes.
At the end of the assembly, we award a trophy to the class that followed all the instructions, participated with enthusiasm and demonstrated the best school spirit.
During the week we give tickets to the students age 3 and up, for demonstrating responsible and good character choices. At the Friday assembly, we draw several tickets out of their classroom ticket jar where one ticket per class is drawn to pick a prize from our treasure box.
Each morning we begin our day with exercise to wake up and prepare for a fun day of learning! This program integrates movement and physical activity with cognitive learning and places an emphasis on learning and exploration. Since cognitive learning and physical activity go hand-in-hand in early childhood development, we believe it is essential to adopt a curriculum that emphasizes both and uses movement to promote and teach cognitive development through fun and exciting physical activities.
Our three-year old’s practice letter name and sound recognition. They also learn the formation of vowels and consonants in upper and lower case. Learning their numbers will consist of simple counting and number concepts 1-15. We use the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum combined with the best parts of various research based curriculum’s. Handwriting Without Tears breaks handwriting skills down so children learn correct pencil grip, letter and number formation. Children will begin with building each letter by breaking them down using big and little line, big and little curve using various materials such as wood pieces, playdoh, and mini chalkboards. They then advance to paper and pencil where they feel very successful. Ages three and up will also learn color words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community, health, safety, manners, and science.
Transition Room (Older 3’s and Younger 4’s) Our older three-year old’s and four-year old’s will continue to practice letter name and sound recognition. They will begin learning blends and one to two letter words. They will read sentences and stories with those words. Math consists of number recognition of 1-50, number concepts and Handwriting without Tears curriculum. Handwriting Without Tears breaks handwriting skills down so children learn correct pencil grip, letter and number formation. Children will begin the year practicing forming letters with manipulatives and move on to paper and pencil as they are ready to feel successful with their writing skills. They will expand their knowledge of color words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners, and science.
This classroom is a bridge between the three-year-old class and pre-k classroom. Learning is driven by individual student development stage and imagination. Through purposeful play, as well as explicit instructions, our program provides the most eager learners with a strong foundation in early language development, communication, increased vocabulary, and multi-step directions. Literacy instruction includes phonemic awareness, book knowledge and appreciation, and comprehension. Written language and concepts such as problem solving, numbers and operations, comparing shapes, patterns, and measurements. We will work on social and emotional development such as self-control, cooperation, building and maintaining relationships, families and communities.
Pre-K-Kindergarten Readiness Program Your child is on their way toward elementary learning. Our teachers provide a scheduled learning routine to prepare them for kindergarten. We foster learning in a child centered environment allowing growth in social, emotional and all academic areas. Literacy interaction promotes pre-reading skills, observation and prediction. Reading-writing connections are enhanced as the children gain new opportunities to use letters and language. Additional experiences are promoted to develop and strengthen numerical concepts, problem solving and reasoning skills. Cross curriculum units provide relevant learning opportunities in science, social studies and math. Projects and writing continue to advance motor skills and self-expression. Students are exposed to poetry and recognition of name, sound, and pictures of long-short vowels and consonants, sounding of blends and one and two vowel words, reading of sentences and stories with one and two vowel words. Math consists of number recognition of 1-100, number concepts 1-20 and numbers before and after, greater than and less than 1-20. Your child will continue to expand their knowledge of words, shapes, animals, manners and science.
Upon completion of this program your child will have had many opportunities to become a self-confident learner well prepared for a kindergarten program.
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Why We’re the Best Early Learning Academy in Magnolia, TX
At FishCreek Kids Academy, we believe in being more than a preschool, daycare or summer camp. We believe in being the place where your child develops their sense of self, where they meet their best friend or where they build the healthy habits that will stay with them to adulthood.
And that’s what makes us one of the best preschools in Magnolia, TX. We’re local, family-owned and committed to our community, and we’d love to have you join our FishCreek Kids Academy family.
Contact us for more information about our educational programs, summer programs, as well as our before & after school programs for our older students. Reach us by phone or email and ask us as many questions as you’d like, or join our waitlist by completing our online registration form.