Pre Kindergarten 4 or PK4 builds on the foundations taught in our PK3 program. While PK4 students are exposed to new concepts and ideas, the goal is to teach them until mastery.
PK4 provides a stronger focus on basic concepts. Subject areas also become more defined. Students continue to develop their command of numbers – formally 0-12, introduction to simple addition and subtraction, counting by 10’s and graphing. Students learn both A to Z capital and lowercase letters, including recognition, use, and writing. Color recognition covers both primary and secondary colors. Eight basic shapes are mastered.
PK4 students learn pre-reading and reading strategies. Students learn first, last and written name recognition. With sounds, they learn kinesthetic and tactile hand signs. They are introduced to rhyming words.
Teachers work more on their student senses at PK4. Sights, sounds, and smells are incorporated into learning. Development of the student’s fine and gross motor skills continue. Self-control with emotions and proper behavior is taught to a much greater degree. Safety concepts within the school/classroom, playground, and home are taught.
Science and technology subjects expand at the PK4 level. Students learn about the seasons, weather, and parts of the calendar, to include days, weeks, months and years. Students continue exploring animals and plants subjects introduced in PK3 and are introduced to topics like age-friendly dinosaurs. They learn basic parts of the human body. They are exposed to classroom computers and iPads. Students begin learning basic keyboarding skills.
PK4 students are provided more exposure to Christian and Western concepts. They are introduced to history and current events. They are taught basic concepts of country and freedom.
Additionally, all Little Raider Academy students receive weekly instruction in the library, technology, music, art, liturgy, and physical education from specialized educators. They also participate in school-wide assemblies, special events, and performances.