Pre-K Class

Ages 4-5

In this class, children participate in a bigger classroom space with more activity choices. They have more responsibilities for managing their time and materials. At least two projects are completed each year with opportunities for research and exploration by children. There are daily opportunities for hands-on math and literacy activities. All children have at least two playground times on our natural playscape.

Our pupil/teacher ratio is 9:1.

Birthday Traditions @ Shady Oak, New and Old

By Bridget H | Sep 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Shady Oak Birthday Policy (taken from the Shady Oak Christian School Parent Handbook, page 18) Each child’s birthday is celebrated at school with our traditional Shady Oak birthday song being sung to him at chapel. In addition, each class will create a birthday tradition or ritual, with the common element being that the children are…

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About Readiness

By Bridget H | Sep 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The T-Th class includes children who turn 3 years old by Dec. 31.  The remainder of the children on T-Th and the M-W-F must be 3 by Sept. 1.  Some of the goals we want children to attain at this level include: Speaking comfortably with other children Speaking to adults with whom they are familiar…

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Readiness News for September

By Bridget H | Sep 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful summer. This newsletter and your child’s memory book will contain information such as themes and areas we will be focusing on through the month. This first month we will become acquainted with one another by learning names, becoming familiar with our new classroom and most of all,…

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About Pre-K

By Bridget H | Sep 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Children entering Pre-K must be 4 years old by Sept. 1.  In addition to the  Readiness goals, at this level there are some additional ones which include: Developing a higher level of social competence than at the Readiness level Speaking clearly and in well-formed sentences to children and adults Choosing from a wider range of materials…

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Pre-K News for September

By Bridget H | Sep 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Pre-K at Shady Oak! We are excited to be back! Throughout September we will spend sometime getting to know each other, learning our classroom schedule and discuss what a friend is and ways to be a friend. We will do some self exploring and identify similarities and differences between each other, along with…

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Baby Chicks Hatched over the Easter Break

By Bridget H | Sep 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over the Easter Break a “free range” chicken made it’s home on the grounds of Shady Oak.  Ms. Turman sheltered the chicken and it’s nest with 8 eggs.  When we came back from the Easter Holiday, all 8 chicks had hatched.  Ms. Turman has taken the momma chicken to her farm, the baby chicks have…

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How we learn at Shady Oak Christian School

By Bridget H | Sep 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Shady Oak Christian School Pre-K about birdsStudents took part in an in-depth study of Birds in January. Shady Oak teachers employ the “project approach”. They first determine what their students already know about a subject, and what they are curious about. Then they move deeper into that area of interest. With this approach, we find…

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Should we eat Loca’s egg?

By Bridget H | Sep 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Should we eat Loca’s egg? Shady Oak Christian School Pre-K Students discuss this question after they witnessed the chicken visiting their classroom today lay an egg. This kind of passionate debate and critical thinking can not be elicited with a worksheet. What did your pre-k student do in class today?

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Readiness & Pre-K videos . . . demonstrating “hands on learning”.

By Bridget H | Sep 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

http://shadyoak.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Hello-Everybody.mov

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