Pre-Kindergarten

The Fairy Tale Year

Pre-K students are nurtured through stories that feed their imaginations.

 

Fairy tales and nursery rhymes enchant 4-year-olds and foster their developing understanding of what is good and what is true.

 

 Pre-K students at SJBS gain foundational skills in phonics and math. 

 

Throughout the year, teachers emphasize the wonder and awe of learning new things, both in work and in play.

 

Each child is taught and encouraged in building a personal relationship with God, our loving Father, and Jesus Christ his Son.

 

 

 

 

Available Options:

PreK4 offers two different options as follows: 

  • half-day morning sessions (M,W,F)
  • full-day sessions (M,W,F)  

 

Morning sessions will begin at 8:45AM and will dismiss at 11:45 AM.  Afternoons will dismiss at 2:45PM.

 

  

A Day in the Life of Pre-K at SJBS

8:45     Arrival, get ourselves ready for the day

9:00     Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance

9:10     Circle Time:  Calendar and Nature Studies (exploring God’s creation

             around us)

9:30     Math:  hands-on activities using Saxon manipulatives

 

10:00   Healthy snack from home

10:30   Phonics:  starts with shapes and colors; moves into the alphabet,

             sequencing, and categorizing in age-appropriate ways

11:00   Creative Play and Montessori Practical Life

11:30   Get ourselves ready to go

11:40   Closing Prayer

11:45    Dismissal

 

Pre-K children at SJBS will have Library time each week as well as PE and Music Class.  On Fridays, Pre-K children spend the afternoon in our beautiful Atrium building a closer relationship with Jesus and learning about some of the greatest mysteries of our faith.

 

Pre-K children will join the entire school for Mass every Friday. The children have older buddies for Mass, and they do a beautiful job learning to pray and behave well at Mass.  The children in Pre-K are an important part of the SJBS community, where we are like extended family.