Leaping Lizards - Pre-kindergarten (4-5 years)

After graduating from the Monkeys, children move into a second year of pre-kindergarten in the Lizards classroom.  In this class, the focus on early literacy and math skills increases, with a large part of the morning dedicated to reviewing letters and phonics sounds, and science concepts.  This class also introduces foundational math skills through a daily math lesson.  Table stations include many academic skills, including writing, counting, and sorting, mixed in with fun games and arts and crafts activities.

Lizards generally follow this schedule:

7:00-9:30 – Drop off, breakfast/morning snack, and free play

9:30-10:00 – Circle time with stories and songs, lesson for the day is discussed

10:00-11:30 – Table stations and centers, including many art and academic activities reinforcing the day’s theme

11:45-12:30 – Lunch and potty

12:30-1:30 – Gross motor play outdoors (weather permitting) or in classroom 102

1:30-2:30 – Quiet reading

2:30-3:00 – Math lesson/activity

3:00-3:30 – Afternoon snack

3:30-6:00 – Open centers, free play outdoors (weather-permitting) and pick-ups

The Lizards class generally has 16-19 children, a lead teacher, and an assistant teacher.


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