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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.

Baby Chicks Hatched over the Easter Break

By Bridget H | Sep 3, 2016 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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

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