Learning Should Be Fun

Our teaching philosophy is simple. Children should love learning so that they become life-long learners. We incorporate music, singing, games, crafts, and engaging activities to create an atmosphere that encourages exploration and curiosity. Our students are eager to come to class everyday and enjoy being part of our learning community.

Collaboration

Students learn to work with their peers to achieve a common goal. Working with classmates helps to establish interpersonal skills while building self esteem.

Learning Outside the Classroom

Throughout the year, we offer our students the opportunity to attend field trips outside of the classroom. These excursions help bring our learning to life as students apply their knowledge beyond the walls of the classroom. Past trips have included The Museum of Natural History (dinosaur theme), Amy’s Farm (farm theme), and the Lewis Family Playhouse Theater (fairytale theme).

Cooperative Learning

During each thematic learning unit, we incorporate scientific experiments which offer the students the opportunity to work with one another, form hypotheses, and conduct their own investigations.

Small Group Activities

Students are grouped based on their skill set and not age. The teacher conducts daily lessons with each group. Lessons include phonics, writing, and  math.

Whole Group Learning

Each day we incorporate independent, small group, and whole group instruction. During carpet time we gather together for our morning meeting and calendar activities. We also play games and enjoy read-aloud books. Students learn how to be part of a group by turn-taking and being a good listener.

Independent Learning Centers

Students work in independent learning centers. These engaging activities reinforce the themes and materials that are currently being taught in class.