Pre-K

MAGNOLIA ROOM
Ages 3+ years – 5+ years

The Magnolia classroom provides children with the tools and skills needed to move forward in their education. Children participate in math, language, science and social activities, as well as develop self-confidence, independence and creativity. They learn about the environment and good stewardship through hands-on experience, while learning to treat others with kindness.

Kindergarten, here we come! These things prepare us for a life-long sense of place:

  • Group time: calendar, counting number of days and days of the week, daily job choices, weather charting, story time and group Montessori lessons.
  • Lots of self-help such as buttoning/zipping, responsibility for individual items, self-serving at lunch and snack times.
  • Learning the alphabet and phonic sounds
  • Counting and patterning
  • Writing names and simple words
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Use of mindfulness techniques and peaceful conflict resolution skills
  • Strong emotional vocabulary and emotional identification
  • Lots of free-form artwork
  • Large motor activities such as yoga and outside free-play
  • Encouraging the confidence and curiosity that is crucial for future success in school