Preschool, Kindergarten, Art/Music and Movement


Art, Music & Movement - Instructors: Mrs. Sandy Staunerand Mrs. Ozment- Ages 3 to 5

This is a two hour class on Monday mornings where children will discover, "the joy of art" as they are introduced to a variety of art and artistic activities. These activities are designed to encourage development of artistic vision and creative expression thought the art, music and creative dramatic play. Discover the excitement of paints, clays, collage, pastels, and more. There is an additional $10/semester fee to cover the cost of the art materials used each semester.
Children will discover the "joy of art" as they are introduced to a variety of art and art activities. These activities are designed to encourage development of artistic vision and creative expressions through art, music and creative dramatic play. Discover the excitement of paints, clay, collage, pastels, and other media. Through music we'll swing and sway, jump and jiggle to new songs and old favorites. While wiggling and jiggling we'll be learning about the instruments in an orchestra and other musical instruments that create beautiful music and rhythm. Stories and poetry will help us learn about artists, writers, and composers as we find a quiet time for a break. The creative art, music and movement class provides the opportunity for this potential to develop. We encourage children to verbalize about their paintings, other art activities and other art expressions. Talking about their work seems to give them greater confidence as each artistic activity requires original thinking, planning, and doing.
Students will be divided into two classrooms. One group will include ages 2.5 to 3 years and the other class will be ages 4-5. They will come together for singing and story time as well as other activities. This is a two hour Monday morning class where children will discover, "the joy of art" as they are introduced to a variety of art and artistic activities.  These activities are designed to encourage development of artistic vision and creative expression thought the art, music and creative dramatic play.   Discover the excitement of paints, clays, collage, pastels, and more.  There will be a list of supplies that students will need for the class. We do make time for a snack.


K+ - First Grade (ages 5-7)  - Monday 2 hour class
Minnesota History/Science - Instructor: Mrs. B. Westrup

This is a NEW class for 2014-2015.  The class is designed for students ages 5 to 7 for Monday mornings.   They will have fun with learning all about the marvelous state of Minnesota. 

Join in the fun as we learn all about our great State of Minnesota. Through literature, art, and song, with a special focus on science, history and geography, we will explore the 32nd state. Students will engage in activities that stimulate the senses; as they learn best with hands-on, concrete experiences. We will work to develop language arts skills and comprehension with a variety of Minnesota themed books. The children and I will sing our way through the year to memorize numerous concepts. Students will even create their own Minnesota Keepsake book! Grab a blueberry muffin and a glass of milk and come along…


 Second Grade US Geography Monday (2-hour class) - Instructor: Mrs. Olson - Grade 2

Pack your bag and come take a trip with us across the United Sates!  This fun two hour class will travel through the 50 states and learn about their unique characteristics.  The children will learn about the states through science activities, books, crafts, hand-on-activities, and other resources.  The curriculum we will be using is, "Cantering the Country" by Lore Petit and Dari Mullins and "Children's illustrated United States Atlas" by Rand McNally Schoolhouse.   There will be a large flannel map of the U.S. to help us keep track of our traveling.  We do make time for a snack which the students will provide on a rotating schedule. 

Supplies your child needs:

*pencils/eraser

*washable markers OR crayons OR colored pencils

*scissors

*glue sticks

*Water bottle to bring to class each week for snack

*Old shirt for painting

*Three-ring notebook that will contain worksheets for the year: purchase from HERO for $10.00


Preschool Tuesday Morning (3-hour Class) - Instructor: Mrs. Ozment and Mrs. Papperfus,
Ages 3-5  (2016-2017)

Preschool Welcome to the World of Preschool.  Sending a child off to preschool for the first time is a big step for you and your child.  It is the beginning of a new host of experiences for you and your child. New friends, new faces and many new activities to be a part of their learning experience.

Children learn best through play.  I have lots of creative play activities that will help us with our learning.  We will be studying literature, language and letters, mathematical thinking, learning patterns and relationships.  We will be seeking answers to problems.  We will investigate the natural and physical world through observing, questioning, describing and forming explanations.  Our art will emphasize different art forms.  We will use art to express our ideas and emotions.  We will study relationships between people and their environment.  We will learn about people, places, community workers, develop and improve gross motor skills (large muscle movement) and fine motor skills (small precise movements).  We are also going to work on personal health and safety.

We are hoping they have a smooth transition moving from home to preschool.  We consider it a privilege to partner with you, in your home school experience.

Supplies that your student needs are as follows:
Freezer Gallon Ziploc Bag with their name on it
Crayons
Watercolors (separate Ziploc bag)
Paint shirt
Watercolor Tablet 9 X 12
Washable markers
4-Glue Sticks
1-Bottle of glue
Colored pencils
2-#2 pencils
scissors

We will keep the supplies at school to be used in class each week.


Kindergarten Tuesday Morning (3-hour class) - Instructor: Mrs. Olson - Grade K

The Kindergarten class offers a variety of ways for children to learn and socialize.  It is geared to teach students learning at the Kindergarten level.  The children will work with letters (sounds & writing), numbers, and a variety of topics through singing, crafts, games, stories, and various activities.  SOME topics that will be covered are: Apples, Community Helpers, Healthy Habits, Water Cycle, Various Holidays, and Fire Safety, The children are given the opportunity to interact with each other during free play. When your child is the BIG APPLE, have your child bring a show and tell item and one book for me to read at story time.  We do make time for a snack which the students will provide on a rotating schedule.  PLEASE let me know the first day of school if your child has a food allergy. . Please no candy or pop. Come and explore our fun and exciting class! 

Supplies needed for this class:

*2 Pencils

*One box washable markers

*Four glue sticks

(The above supplies will be collected and used by the class)

*Paint shirt (this will be kept in your child’s backpack)

*Water bottle to be used each week during snack

*Two pocket folder that will hold worksheets for the year. Purchase from HERO for $3.00


First Grade Class - Adventures in Language and Math - Tuesday Rotation : Instructors: Mrs. B. Westrup  and Mrs. R. Wahlberg  (3 hour class on Tuesday morning)

Our first grade class will offer children an opportunity to develop and practice their early learning skills. Through a variety of individual and group learning activities, including games, songs, stories and projects, students will have the opportunity to practice their language arts, memorization, writing and math skills.

Using a literature based approach, the students will practice phonics and sight words, learn vocabulary, enjoy stories, create books, and sing songs. Students will develop fine motor and handwriting skills while working with a variety of hands on activities. With games and math activities, students will practice skip counting, identifying patterns, sorting, telling time, adding and subtracting. We will take a break during class so children will have the opportunity to bring a snack on a rotating schedule.

First Language Lessons

Using the classical approach to learning, the student will discover the rules and usage of the English language through four different tools: memory work, copying and dictation, narration and grammar. The goals are to train the child's ear by allowing him to listen to correctly spoken language; to train the child's speech by practicing correctly spoken grammar; to train the child's attention by reading aloud and having him narrate back the content or story line using proper grammar; and to teach beginning skills in grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling.

We will focus on creating good work habits, following directions, peer interaction and independent work.