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Shady Oak Christian School is a Music Together® School

MusicTogether classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning.  By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts about music, Music Together introduces children…

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Week 3 In Pre-K/Bridge and Readiness: Focus on Classroom Environment

READINESS CLASSROOMS                       PRE-K/BRIDGE CLASSROOMS Week 3 Focus on Classroom Environment in Shady Oak Pre-K & Bridge, and Readiness Classrooms. At Shady Oak we are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to education. In this approach ther are 3 teachers of children: the parent, the classroom teachers, and the environment. The environment is “a setting designed to…

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Week 3 in Bridge & Kindergarten — Focus on our Classroom Environment

By Brandy Keagy This week’s featured news focuses on the classroom design. Thanks to Carlea Wilson, Shady Oak parent and photographer at Carlea J photography for the beautiful photos. Attached you will find a link to an article on Reggio Emilia-inspired classrooms, further explaining this approach. Emergent Curriculum in Relationship-Driven Learning

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Center Time Activity — Working With Mat Man

Bridge & Kindergarten Students work with MAT MAN™ to help them with their self-portraits. Skills Developed by utilizing MAT MAN™ Body Awareness – Body parts, body function Drawing Skills – Placing body parts correctly, sequencing, and organization Socialization – Participation, following directions, contributing, taking turns Number Awareness – Counting body parts  

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Week 2 in Readiness and Pre-k — Full of Firsts!

Readiness Class – Week 2 Week 2 in our Readiness Class, we continue to build our class room community.  We went to chapel for the first time this year and learned about the Gifts of the Spirit.  We also experienced our first Music Together class with Mrs. Trigger.  By singing the Hello Song — we are able…

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Gifts of the Spirit — Building Community in Bridge & Kindergarten

Week 2 in Bridge and Kindergarten In our First School Wide Chapel (with Shady Oak Primary School) Kindergarten and Bridge Students learn about the Fruits of the Spirit. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 This…

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