Pre-Kindergarten

Secure in His Arms

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1


     Welcome to St. John's Lutheran Pre-Kindergarten!  Our goal is to encourage your child's curiosity, language skills, emotional development, creativity, confidence and critical thinking in a playful environment. Most important is the message that they are a child of God and that their first independent step into learning will occur in a loving Christ-Centered classroom.

     Classes are designed for children who are four years old by Sept. 1st. We meet Monday-Friday from 8:50a.m.-11:45a.m.. Child care is available if your child needs extended care. 

 

About Our Pre-Kindergarten Program

 

    Much of our formal learning occurs during circle time and when the children are in our play-based learning centers. Circle time is a time for language development, socialization, following directions and story time. 

    Centers in our classroom provide your child with the opportunity work independently or in small groups at their own pace and ability level. Children this age learn best by doing and through repetition.  The learning centers your child will experience are: Library (Literacy) center, Blocks center, Pretend center, Discovery center, and the Art center. The centers are changed on a regular basis to provide the children with different and new opportunities for investigation and learning.

     For our Bible time, we use Concordia Publishing House's curriculum “One in Christ”. This curriculum is great in helping  children learn about Jesus and grow in their understanding of God's love for them. This curriculum provides a framework for children to explore, express, create, and relate to one another each day. Your child will bring home a Bible story sheet every week so you can see what we are learning and reinforce the lesson at home. 

 


 

Daily Schedule

8:50 Guided Play
9:00 Circle Time
9:20 Learning Centers
10:15 Circle Time
10:30 Snack
10:45 Science / Math / Social Emotional Development
11:00 Recess
11:15 Bible/Chapel on Wednesday
11:30 Getting Ready for Dismissal

 


Supplies

- Extra set of clothes (seasonally appropriate)

- Package of napkins

- 1 box of Kleenex

- 1 package of baby wipes

- 1 bottle of Elmer's glue

- 1 box of 24 Crayola crayons

- 1 plastic pencil box

- School sized backpack

- Girls: ziploc sandwich bags, Boys: ziploc gallon bags

- Clorox wipes or hand sanitizer

 

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About Mrs. Grant

 

School:               St. John's Lutheran School
School Phone:   (262) 633-2758
Email:                grant@stjohnsracine.org

My name is Mrs. Abigail Grant, and I am thrilled to be your child's 4K teacher at St. John's Lutheran School!  I truly believe that there is no better environment for your child to begin their educational journey, as well as grow in love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   Please feel free to contact me any time regarding our program or your child's development.  I look forward to speaking with you!

 

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Resources

Racine Public Library
75 Seventh St.
Racine, WI 53403
262-636-9241
racinelibrary.info

starfall.com
This is a great website to increase early letter and sound recognition.

mothergooseclub.com
This is a free website that reinforces many of the nursery rhymes we do in class. All the nursery rhymes have a picture and music to sing along with.

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