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Young 5's is designed for children who need additional time and support to develop skills needed for a successful kindergarten experience.  While in Young 5's the learner will begin to develop in the following areas.

Social Skills

  • Expressing thoughts and feelings in an appropriate manner.
  • Practicing appropriate problem solving skills with peers.
  • Interacting with others in a cooperative and respectful way.
  • Participating in new experiences.
  • Demonstrating self-control and confidence.
  • Stayig with a task through completion
  • Developing positive self-image.
  • Developing a positive attitude towards school.
  • Being comfortable in a school environment
  • Taking responsibility for belongings and materials.
  • Making and expressing choices, plans, and decisions.
  • Following classroom routine and transitioning cooperatively.
  • Initiating various interactions.

Math

  • Naming a circle, square, triangle and rectangle.
  • Sorting objects by shape, color and size.
  • Extending and creating a simple pattern.
  • Understanding basic concepts of position (above,below, between, etc.)
  • Interpreting graphs
  • Counting objects
  • Counting by ones
  • Forming sets of objects
  • Writing numbers (0 -9)
  • Identifying and sequencing numbers (0-10)
  • Comparing quantities of objects.  

Social Studies
 

  • Seeing themselves as independent, capable of making choices differ­ent from others.
  • Exploring and discussing family life.
  • Becoming aware of the community and environment.
  • Engaging in activities that promote personal safety.

 

 

 

Language Development

  • Listening to a speaker.
  • Listening to and discussing elements of a story.
  • Expressing themselves in simple sentences.
  • Recognizing similarities and differences in words.
  • Demonstrating the give and take of conversation.
  • Participating in dramatic/role play.
  • Expanding his/her vocabulary and using it in everyday language.
  • Taking an active role in classroom discussions.
  • Recognizing one's own name in print.
  • Being aware of letters in the alphabet.
  • Printing his/her firrst name.
  • Using age appropriate drawing to convey thoughts.
  • Identifying 8 basic colors.

Science

  • Exploring the natural environment.
  • Observing and describing weather changes.
  • Investigating changes in his/her environment.

Fine Motor Skills


  • Using a pencil/crayon correctly.
  • Using scissors correctly to cut desired shapes and lines.
  • Copying a simply design.
  • Manipulating various objects.

     

Creative Expression

  • Exploring a variety of materials and media.
  • Expressing themselves creatively (drama, art, music, writing).
  • Using materials to make simple representations and verbalizing what he/she has created.