Four Year Old Pre-Kindergarten

  • Learning Centers: The classroom is organized into interest areas or learning centers. These areas include: Language arts/ books, writing and listening, math, science, table games, blocks, dramatic play, and art.
  • Technology: All of the classrooms at SPA are equipped with computers and SmartBoards, including Pre-Kindergarten.
  • Spanish: Senora Portman, the Spanish instructor for SPA, uses singing and interactive play to teach Spanish to her youngest students.
  • Art: Students get creative (and messy) working with everything from paint, to clay, to shaving cream.
  • Music: Singing, playing instruments and listening to different types of music are part of the daily curriculum.
  • P.E.: In addition to daily playground time, students have an organized P.E. class in the school’s gym or outside once a week.
  • Religion: Learning to understand and cherish the Catholic faith is part of the religious enrichment provided by SPA. Values of respect, love, kindness and forgiveness are incorporated throughout all activities and interactions. (Each child is paired with a Prayer Partner; an upper school SPA student who works, plays and spends quality time with their Pre-Kindergartener.)

Pre-K4 Supply List

  • 1 ream copy paper
  • 2 (8 count) Crayola Original Markers – conical tips
  • 1 (24 count) Crayola Crayons
  • 1 pair Fiskar scissors
  • 2 (4 oz.) Elmer’s School Glue, white
  • 2 pack of large glue sticks
  • 1 (1″) 3 ring binder – hard cover
  • 1 composition book
  • 1 box Kleenex tissues
  • 1 box quart size Ziploc bags
  • 4 square boxes (not round) (42 ct) baby wipes
  • 1 package Band Aids

A Day in Four Year Old Pre-Kindergarten:

8:05 – 8:30 Limited Free Choice (games, writing center, play dough…)
8:30 – 9:00 Large Group – Calendar, Religion, Prayer, Polka Dot bag, Story
Tuesday: Art, Wednesday: P.E., Friday: Spanish
9:00 – 9:30 Small Group – Math, Language, Science and Social Studies
9:30 – 10:45 Free Choice (all centers open) Art and Snack take place during this time
Teacher directed game, individual skill time
10:45 – 11:15 Outside playtime
11:15 – 11:30 Story, prayer
11:45 – 12:10 Lunch
12:10 – 1:00 Recess
1:00 – 2:00 Rest time ( story cd’s, spanish cd’s, Hymn cd’s, relaxation)
2:00 – 2:45 Journals, Game time (math and language games)
2:45-3:00 Story, Prayers, Dismissal