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Specials in the Early Learning Center
Students in the Pre-Kindergarten class have special teachers for library, music, and physical education. All specials teachers are certified in the content they teach. The class visits the library weekly to hear a story and check out a book to take home. Music for the Pre-Kindergarten students is full of instruments and fun! In the twice weekly classes, the children prepare for three “on stage” productions for parents and the student body. P.E. is enjoyed every day of the school week. The Pre-Kindergarten class uses the Kindergym that has appropriate sized equipment for a young child. Art for the Pre-Kindergarten student is an introduction to art materials with an emphasis on process rather than product. The classroom teacher offers opportunities for hands-on art exploration through a variety of art media as a way to reinforce and enhance units of study.
Students in the Kindergarten class have special teachers for library, music, art, French, and physical education. All specials teachers are certified in the content they teach. The specials teachers work closely with the classroom teacher to enhance the units of study in their classes. The class visits the library weekly to learn about featured authors and illustrators and check out a book of their choosing to take home. Music for the Kindergarten students focuses on topics such as rhythm, steady beat, and families of instruments. In the twice weekly classes, the children also prepare for three “on stage” productions for parents and the student body. In Art, the students build a portfolio throughout the year containing work from their weekly classes. The year ends with an art show in May featuring work from the portfolios. French in Kindergarten is taught twice a week with song being the primary method to learn the language. The children also enjoy learning about the French culture and traditions. Physical Education is a Kindergarten favorite! The students have P.E. every day. The class enjoys learning skills such as dribbling and striking in the large gym, and they also use the track for running and relays.