Pre-K – 1st Grade
Students begin with letter recognition and sound association to develop basic phonics skills. By learning how to ‘sound out’ unfamiliar letter combinations into words, students start their journey toward reading independently.
These building blocks set the stage for a strong vocabulary and facilitate the development of superior comprehension skills. Investigating numbers and understanding their properties are essential skills for our youngest students’ introduction to mathematics.
As comfort levels grow with these concepts and counting principles, students are then taught to identify numeric patterns. Ultimately, students will apply this newfound knowledge to introductory addition, subtraction, and place value exercises. To connect their newfound language skills to pencil and paper, pre-K students will learn how to form lowercase and uppercase letters, spell their name and others’ names, and create words as they refine their listening and reading abilities.