Welcome to Young Fives! In our program, students participate in many enrichment opportunities to provide a stimulating Young Fives experience. The students are actively engaged in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies activities. We focus on letter and sound relationships, concepts of print, phonemic awareness, and storytelling. We believe children need many opportunities to talk, draw, and write about the work they are doing. In math we focus on counting, shapes, number recognition, and patterns. The children learn these math concepts through games, calendar, and other hands-on activities. Our students do much of their learning through hands-on experiences and play. The students are provided opportunities each day to explore, develop social skills, and make choices during a designated Choice Time. Our Young Fives program provides a year for development and growth as the students prepare for the upcoming year in Kindergarten.
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8:40-8:50 Arrival (tardy after 8:45)
8:50-9:10 Morning Work/Number Corner
9:10-10:10 Centers/Small Group Activities
11:10-11:40 Language Arts Block
11:45-12:30 Lunch & Recess
12:45-1:30 Rest Time
1:30-2:15 Choice Time/Snack
2:15-2:40 Whole Group Activity
3:15-3:30 Whole Group Activity
We take part in many fun events at school and go on field trips to learn outside of school as well. Here are some of the highlights for Young Fives.
- Fall trip to Dinges' Pumpkin Patch
- Winter trip to local post office and/or grocery store
- Winter trip to South Bend Chocolate Factory
- Spring trip to local public library
- Spring trip to Sarett Nature Center
- End of the school year field trip to Hesston Steam Museum
- Classroom holiday parties (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day)
- Christmas Around the World
- Reading Month Activities
- Field Day at Mars
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