PreK-2

The two-year-old pre-kindergarten is a fun academic environment for young preschoolers. It is NOT a babysitting service! The students are engaged in learning activities—socially, emotionally, and academically–from the moment they walk into the room. The students are nurtured and encouraged to grow in a loving atmosphere where each one is accepted and loved just for being themselves! Students are introduced to calendars, group time, the alphabet, numbers, colors, and so much more! Riverhill’s Spanish, Art, and Music teachers visit the classroom weekly for fun learning activities. The Pre K2 class also has its own fenced-in playground. Riverhill’s Pre K2 class is fully licensed by the Alabama State Department of Human Resources.

 

Curriculum Summary

  • Letters and vowels
  • Letter sounds
  • Matching capital to lower case letters
  • Blending letters
  • Decoding words with a, e, i, o, u
  • Sight words
  • Left to right text
  • 1 to 1 correspondence
  • Shared reading
  • Guided reading
  • Environmental print
  • Sequencing stories
  • Rhymes/poems
  • Beginning and ending consonant sounds
  • Parts of a book
  • Reading independently
  • Comprehension
  • Word-by-word reading
  • Spelling word families
  • Illustrating books
  • Beginning, middle, and end of story
  • Alphabetizing with first letters
  • Capitalizing sentence and proper nouns
  • Writing sentences with end marks
  • Retelling stories
  • Color words
  • Author/Illustrator/Title Page
  • Author studies: Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, Leo Lionni, Mercer Mayer, Laura Numeroff
  • Number words
  • Opposites
  • Composing original stories
  • The 50 United States
  • U.S. flag and its symbolism
  • U.S. presidents: past and present
  • Elections
  • Inaugurations
  • Kindergarten Procedures
  • Maps and globes
  • Graphs
  • Recycling
  • Environment
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Earth Day
  • Grandparents’ Day
  • Holidays
  • Famous Americans: Ben Franklin, W.C. Handy, M. L. King, Jr., John Glenn, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison
  • Community
  • Community Service
  • Continents
  • Oceans
  • Rainforest
  • Governments: national, state, and local
  • Current events
  • Manners and emotions
  • Self-care
  • Obstacle course
  • Animal walks
  • Balance beam
  • Throwing/catching
  • Jumping, hopping, skipping, running
  • Simple games
  • Left/right
  • Rhythm/clapping
  • Sensory experiences
  • Puzzles
  • Matching objects by color, shape, texture, and size
  • Differences/similarities
  • Sequence beads
  • Drawing person with five defining body parts
  • Walking backwards
  • Descending stairs using
  • alternating feet
  • Tying shoes
  • Identifying common sounds
  • Following directions
  • Identifying feelings and moods
  • Repeating sounds
  • Recognizing full name
  • Writing full name
  • Knowing family members
  • Describing objects
  • Voice control
  • Using glue
  • Cutting
  • Tracing
  • Copying patterns
  • Holding pencils, etc.
  • Spacing letters
  • Spacing words
  • Patterns
  • Color identification
  • 1 to 1 correspondence
  • Sets
  • Equivalent sets
  • Numerals 0-100
  • Comparisons
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Positional words
  • Addition 0-10
  • Subtraction 0-10
  • Whole and half
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Days of week
  • Months of year
  • Year
  • Non-standard units of measure
  • Standard units of measure: scales, rulers, thermometers
  • Money-coins-dollar
  • Graphing Shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, diamond, star, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, heart
  • Differences and similarities
  • Geometric shapes: sphere, cube, cylinder
  • Counting: 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s
  • Grouping
  • Geoboards
  • Unifix cubes
  • Pattern blocks
  • Number words
  • Beginning place value
  • Before and after numbers
  • Skeletal system
  • Heart, lungs
  • Five senses
  • Penguins
  • Mammals
  • Butterflies
  • Amphibians: frogs and toads
  • Metamorphosis
  • Insects
  • Bears
  • Reindeer
  • Dinosaur facts
  • Fossils
  • Extinction
  • Ocean Life/Sea Life
  • Living and Non-living Things
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Scales/balances
  • Simple experiments Earth: North pole, South pole, Equator
  • Solar system
  • Day and night
  • Dental health
  • Food pyramid Squirrels
  • Retiles: snakes, alligators, crocodiles, lizards, turtles
  • Forms of water: solid, liquid, gas
  • Oxygen/Carbon Dioxide
  • Shadows
  • Trees
  • Photosynthesis
  • Precipitation