Three year old's
In our three-year-old class, we introduce our students to the Handwriting Without Tears method of letter recognition, writing and reading.
This method is joyful, child-friendly and active, and was developed by occupational therapists.
At three, we emphasize classroom activities that encourage a student's fine-motor development (i.e., strengthening the muscles in their inner palm) so they become ready to write.
Such activities include:
Painting and drawing on an easel
Using wood letters on letter cards
Students also begin journaling at this age. The purpose of journaling at the age of is three is to encourage a child's cognitive development by allowing him or her to make marks on a page with intention. Sometimes, "scribbles" are, in actuality, amazing stories the child loves to create, explore and share!
In a structured and loving environment, children also explore a variety of math, science, sensory, and creative arts activities during every school day.
Bible lessons are taught each day using the Jesus Storybook Bible. Children also learn scriptures through song in every classroom!