- Fish students should be four years old by August 31.
- Class meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
- Student-teacher ratio: 7:1.
Our active, energetic Fish class makes use of three big classrooms for discovery, play, cooking, and art. Designed for children 4-turning-5-years old during the school year, this is the typical class that prepares children for Kindergarten. Many children finish the year with beginning reading, writing, math, and science skills. Our curriculum uses developmentally appropriate themes to help students
- Recognize the shape and sounds of letters
- Recognize numerals and count by ones to thirty-one and tens to one hundred
- Begin handwriting
- Develop fine motor skills with cutting, lacing, and tracing activities
- proper pencil and scissor grips
- Explore and discover God’s creation
- Learn empathy for others
- Grow in self-confidence as they are encouraged to try new things
- Grow in physical strength and coordination with lots of outdoor play
- Gain self-control as they enjoy interactive large-group, small-group, and individual learning
Our Typical Schedule
9:00-9:40 Play in centers
9:40-9:50 Welcome and calendar activities
9:50-10:00 Bathroom break
10:15-10:30 Large group story and activity
10:30-11:00 Courtyard/bike time
11:00-11:30 Music (M,T,W) or Cooking (Th.)
11:55-12:00 Wrap up
Some Class Objectives
At Peace Preschool, we desire to help the whole child prepare for life and learning. Our “readiness” endeavors are more than academic. We want to engage and stimulate your child’s various developmental needs. We design experiences that will help your child grow cognitively, physically, socially, and spiritually.
Following are just a few of our class objectives:
- Learn to follow multi-step instructions consistently.
- Learn to identify letters and their sounds
- Learn proper pencil and scissor grip
- Learn to count to one-hundred by ones and tens, recognize numerals
- Learn mathematical concepts such as patterns and simple computational skills
- Practice letter formation and handwriting skills
- Grow in areas of self-reliance, self-control, and empathy for peers
- Grow in relationship to God (learn to pray, learn to identify good things God has made and done, learn that God loves us)