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Curriculum

Here at St. Luke’s the children are learning all day long. Through their daily routine and guidance from their teacher, children will develop independence, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Throughout the year, children will go through tremendous social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. We will provide the foundation and tools needed to support lifelong learning and development. This will be done through our daily routine, weekly themes, and the focus of a letter and color each week. The children will have language arts, math, art, social studies, and science lessons that are relevant to themselves and their surrounding community.

In addition to our curriculum, the children will have the opportunity to take part in the following Enrichment Programs: Music, Gym, Spanish, and Bible. Our Enrichment Programs are already built in to your child’s tuition.

Below are our LEARNING GOALS & OBJECTIVES that the children will complete throughout the year.

Music the children will:
Show self-expression through song and movement
Explore with rhythm and sound through song, movement and instruments
Participate in group music activities, dramatic play and story telling
Use props and hand movements to show self-expression

Workout Wednesday (Gym) the children will:
Demonstrate basic P.E. skills (running, jumping, skipping, hopping)
Demonstrate the ability to balance
Make attempts to catch, throw, kick a ball or object
Demonstrate the understanding of position words (spatial reasoning) up, down, in, out, beside
Able to move up and down stairs and other equipment
Follow simple directions and learn to take turns
Develop a sense of good sportsmanship
Be spatially aware of themselves and how they relate to the environment around them

Art the children will:
Demonstrate the ability to follow direct art
Use their imagination on undirected art projects
Demonstrate the ability to use different art mediums or tools
Will be able to explore, express, create, analyze and observe a variety of art forms
Show care and appreciation for their work and their peers

Math the children will:
Rote counting
Recognize number names and number recognition
Recognize patterns and can repeat them (color and shape)
Understands ordinal terms
Sort objects into given categories (size, shape or color)
Understands big/little and tall/short
Understands and compares amounts: more, most, fewer, some
Identifies and classifies by color shape and size
Demonstrates simple estimation strategies or reasoning skills

Science the children will:
Explore and observe the world around them
Make observations of living and non-living things
Understands a variety of animal behaviors, habitat and environments
Able to sequence events
Able to predict what will happen next
Asks questions in relation to their world and uses “if” “then” statements
Can classify and sort things
Recognizes how to compare and contrast
Explores simple ideas and events and can reason outcomes
Is able to use problem solving skills to determine outcomes using knowledge, skill, observation, and evaluation

Social Studies the children will:
Engage in appropriate social behavior and participates in the classroom environment
Demonstrates an understanding of their family unit
Explores many types of cultural celebrations
Recognizes the differences between their own culture and the culture of others
Gains an understanding of a variety of roles and responsibilities that people play on the community
Explores jobs and roles inside the classroom

Reading the children will:
Show interest and joy in reading
Listens to story and asks and answers questions throughout
Recall parts of a story and main idea
Recognizes printed alphabet letter, and may recognize sounds they make
Ability to make connections between stories and real world experiences
Can retell the beginning, middle, and ending of stories
Recognizes sight words and word family words
Listens and understands meaning of words read aloud

Writing the children will:
Demonstrate writing letters of the alphabet
Demonstrates top to bottom writing skills using correct letter formation and strokes
Follow written directions from left to right, and top to bottom
Can follow written directions tracing shapes, letters, numbers, symbols, and lines
Ability to hold and rest a pencil (fine motor skill)
Demonstrates adequate strength of muscles in hand (fine motor skill)

Spanish the children will:
Listen, recognize, repeat simple words like hola, adios, buenos dias, and hasta luego
Listen, recognize, and repeat numbers, colors, shapes, days of the week, body parts
Listen and repeat Spanish songs and rhymes
Be introduced to basic cultural traditions such as holidays throughout the year

Bible the children will:
Listen and repeat bible songs
Listen and understand bible stories
Make connections between the bible story and their real experiences
Learn how to make good choices
Learn the importance of respecting themselves and others  

 

Feel free to click on one of the age groups below to read more about what they will be learning during the school year!

 

Infant & Munchkin Groups (3 months-2 years)

Walkie-Talkie and Gummie Bear Groups (2 ½-3 ½ years)

Teddy Bear and Care Bear Groups (3 ½ -4 years)

ET Group (4-5 years)

After-Schoolers (Kindergarten-Grade 4)