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Bridge/Lady Bugs

The Pines Bridge Class is for those students who have summer or fall birthdays and are not ready to enter kindergarten. We have a stimulating curriculum with active play to encourage growth and curiosity.

 

Sharing Times

Each student is assigned a day of the week. The child brings an item from home that relates to the theme of the week. Sharing time provides an opportunity to develop confidence in speaking before a group, language development and listening skills.

Centers

An opportunity for the students to make choices from centers such as art, cooking, games, math activities, listening activities, language development, writing, blocks housekeeping, manipulatives, books and special centers such as carpenter bench, water/sand table, grocery store, post office, etc.

Snack Time

Students set the table, pass and pour their own water. A time to socialize and practice manners.

Outside Play

40 minutes—weather permitting.

Calendar

Reinforce days of the week, the name of the month, the year and numerals 1-31. Graph the weather and count the days of the week.

Lunch

Approximately 20 minutes to eat lunch and visit with peers.

Work Time

After snack and after lunch the students will participate in a class lesson. Group activities include playing games, doing math activities, sorting skills, sequencing, practicing numeral and letter recognition, counting, introducing songs, extending language experiences through drama and making big gooks, etc. During this time we do the Lippincott Beginning Readiness workbooks. We take field trips including the grocery store, the fire station, the dentist, the vet, etc.