Focus & Features of our VPK

Our Day in VPK

  • Suggestions for Learning Centers and ideas for music, art, and cooking are integrated into the lessons.
  • Making Sounds Make Sense aids the teacher as she introduces letter sounds to the children.
  • Step Write Up engages the children in group writing experiences.
  • Eager Beavers presents teaching for the child who is ready to read.
  • Music with Honey develops rhythm, coordination, and music awareness skills.
  • Interactive 4-season Teaching Tree with weather, math, and letter supplement teaching pieces.
  • Phonics Charts include a teaching tree and supplement teaching pieces.
  • The Teaching Visuals enhance the lessons as the teacher guides discussions and introduces new concepts.
  • The Activity Packet correlates activities with the skills taught in the lessons and includes 3 sticker sheets and a supplement section integrating reinforcement activities to develop eye-hand coordination and large and small motor skills.
  • The Writing Packet provides practice to further develop handwriting skills, including alphabet, numbers, reading left-to-right, alphabetizing, and number order.
  • Student Practice Cards encourage individual practice with letter-sound recognition.
  • Max, the hand puppet, encourages student participation as he learns along with the children.
  • Listening CDs include 155 tracks with arrangements of familiar and original songs

Scope & Sequence of Footsteps

 

Prereading

  • Language acquisition and development
  • Recognition of alphabet letters
  • Phonemic awareness of alphabet sounds /a/–/z/
  • Letter-sound recognition of medial short-vowel sounds; initial and final consonants
  • Optional beginning reading strand for eager learners

Listening and Literature

  • Traditional literature; realistic and fanciful prose and poetry, nursery rhymes
  • Vocabulary development and enrichment
  • Auditory memory; sound by direction, pitch, tempo and volume; rhyming words
  • Listening questions to develop literal, interpretive, critical, and appreciative comprehension
  • Dictation of group-writing experiences; sentence completions; sequencing of stories

Handwriting

  • Correct posture, pencil hold, and paper placement
  • Prewriting skills; finger tracing and pencil tracking of left-to-right, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, zig-zag, and curved line
  • Uppercase and lowercase PreCursive alphabet; numerals 0–12

Mathematics

  • Number recognition 0–20; counting to 100; shape recognition; pattern sequencing; color sequencing
  • Calendar, clock, coins, measurement, dot patterns, number sets, number line, ordinals, fractions
  • Position words

Heritage Studies

  • Concepts of God’s plan for the child and his family
  • Patriotism, patriotic symbols, holidays
  • Community helpers, transportation

Science

  • Environment: seasonal changes of plants and animals; animal families and animal homes
  • Hands-on: experiments, cooking, weather, space, magnets

Art

  • Art suggestions and craft activities correlated with unit themes

Motor

  • Fine and gross motor development activities; games, action rhymes and action songs

Music

  • Songs, rhymes, and musical games
  • Additional music strand to complement lessons through movement, rhythm instruments, retelling of story, games, and songss

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