5 year olds

Bridge to Kindergarten

The 5’s classes meet:

Mornings:  9-11:55 MTWR

Afternoons:  12:30-3:25 MTWR

Enrichment day is Friday morning 9-11:55 (optional)

Classroom size is limited to 18 students with 2 teachers. 1:9 ratio

Children must be 5 years by September 30th


Five year olds are working on strengthening academic skills as well
as social skills.  Their activities focus on higher level thinking skills, responsibility in actions and work, more pencil/paper activities, “reading” units, and learning about the world around them.  They
continue to develop cognitive, large motor, fine motor, and listening skills.  Some activities include: 

  • Jesus Time and Chapel — learning Old Testament and New
  • Testament Bible stories, how we treat one another, learning to pray, weekly Chapel, and how to act the Jesus Way! 
  • Math readiness — numbers, rote counting, counting with
    1:1 correspondence; copy and extending patterns
  • Science and Social Studies units/themes with cause and effect experiments and hands-on activities
  • Reading Readiness and literacy units—readiness activities
    focusing on comprehension and beginning phonics, rhyming, positional words, etc.
  • Expressive and Receptive Language Skills
  • Music— singing, coordinated movements, and performances
  • Large motor skills — using all kinds of “gym” equipment and our fun playground!
  • Physical Education class with PE Teacher
  • Developing fine motor skills, art activities, writing name,
    alphabet, word journals, and more precise scissor skills
  • I Pad Technology
  • Field trips and in-house programs
  • Special theme days —Pre-K Café, Dr. Seuss’ birthday
    celebration and more
  • Media Center-Story time and borrowing library books weekly with Media Specialist
  • In addition to the above curriculum, our early education program
  • emphasizes:
  • Social development — sharing, taking turns, solving problems with appropriate verbal skills, courtesy in speech and manner
  • Listening experiences, learning routines, increasing attention span, accepting change in routine, following multi-step
    directions, and working together in groups


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