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.
Saddle up Shady Oak Students for “Go Texan Days”! All of our classes will be participating in a study of horses and cowboys and their work in the next few weeks. We will have a visit from one of the Morrison’s horses and a visit from Ms. Turman’s baby goats. That makes them “Shady Oak…Read More
“SAY CHEESE”! Steve Leonard returns to Shady Oak in April to take Class Group Photos on Thursday and Friday, April 6 & 7! Steve Leonard will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 6 with all Readiness & Pre-K Classes, Kindergarten will also have their class picture taken on Thursday. On Friday morning at 9:00…Read More
February is Fabulous in Pre-K / Bridge! Buses, Body, Mail . . . 3 words to describe the start of February. It will just get more interesting as the month rolls along! The primary focus this month will be our own bodies. We will explore the many wonders of the human body. We will graph similarities and…Read More
Fantastic Fun Forecasted for Readiness in February! In February, we will focus on healthy bodies. We will learn ways to keep our bodies healthy through healthy habits, good nutrition & exercise. We will also learn how our hearts & circulatory system work to supply blood to our bodies. As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, we will…Read More
Valentine emphasis includes new vocabulary and concepts taught this month. We will also focus on emotions and feelings that are appropriate for school. Valentine’s Day brings up new words to read and write, even in Pre-K. There’s a surge of interest in the words and ideas of “love”, “boyfriend,” and “girlfriend.” We will add the word, LOVE,…Read More
Have you signed up to provide a Valentine Special Snack? We will have a “special snack” on Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14. Sign-up sheets will be posted for Special Snack items in the Readiness, Pre-K and Bridge classrooms. Kindergarten will celebrate on the 14th only. In addition, each child should bring enough Valentine…Read More
It’s time to conference! Your child’s teacher is making preparations now to meet with you and to review progress made. They will also design a plan to continue that progress into this semester. On January 25 and 26, parents of Readiness and Pre-K, will be asked to set aside a time to meet with your…Read More
Oh baby! It’s cold outside! Time to bundle up and learn about winter. Welcome back everyone, and Happy New Year! It’s January! Can you believe we are half way through our school year? Our focus for January will be weather. We will explore the many aspects of winter. We will focus on the changes that…Read More
It’s a winter wonder land this January in Pre-K! Welcome back! We hope you all had a great Christmas break and a very happy New Year. This month we will explore the many wonders of winter. We will discuss the changes in weather, proper attire for winter and what some animals do during this season.…Read More
Pumpkin Focus continues into November in Pre-K. October was a very busy month for us in Pre-K. We kicked off the month with “Grandparents and other who are Grand Day”, discussed fire safety and visited the Richmond Fire Station and finally started to enjoy the cooler weather towards the end of the month just in…Read More