Our kindergarten bootcamp is the first of it’s kind in this area. It was developed from a need for children and parents to understand the different world they were about to enter. We take the 8 weeks prior to kindergarten to introduce the children and parents to concepts and activities they will encounter when entering the school system.
Can You Survive?
Join us for an intense seven week session providing you and your child with kindergarten survival skills. Skills that are focused on are raising his/her hand to be recognized, walking in a straight line, personally responsibility, and much more.
Each week, students are introduced to a weekly theme. During morning small group, students will complete a project or activity based on the weekly theme. During Circle Time, students will also have a read aloud on the topic of the weekly theme. During the afternoon small group, students will complete a project or activity based on the sight word of the day or number sense. These activities, along with a structured schedule, provide students countless opportunities such as: opportunity for growth, preparation for formal schooling, promoting social and emotional development, independence, caring for self and others, promoting language and cognitive skills, nurturing curiosity, boosting pre-math and literacy skills, and developing motor skills.
When students are not at the table for a small group activity or project, they spend their day in free choice, play based, centers.
These centers are full of age appropriate, play based, and educational toys for the students to play and explore freely. While playing in centers, students are laying the foundation for their learning. Free play in centers allows the opportunity for language and vocabulary development, imagination and creativity, problem solving and mathematics, and gross and fine motor development.
After spending Pre-K and Kindergarten Boot Camp at ALC, students will have grown and developed fundamental skills needed to advance to formal schooling. Students will have grown academically, developing the skills needed to hold a pencil with the proper grip, hold scissors correctly and cut with ease, write his/her first name, identify letters and their corresponding sounds, recognize and write numbers 1-10, read sight words, and much more! In addition to academics, students will have developed their language and vocabulary, imagination and creativity, problem solving skills, and gross and fine motor skills, and independence and responsibility.
Area's of Focus
During Kindergarten Book Camp, students will transition from being dropped off and picked up in their classroom, to walking to and from the classroom unaccompanied. When students enter the classroom, they are responsible for placing their folder in the designated area, and they will sign their own name in on the class sign in sheet.
Students will be responsible for carrying all of their belongings to the classroom each day, along with gathering all belongings when they leave for the day. In addition, each student will be given a folder that they must bring to and from school each day. This folder will contain homework two to three times a week.
Each day during Kindergarten Book Camp, the class will focus on learning to read, write, and recognize the sight word of the day through various activities. Homework will be given two to three times a week to reinforce and further practice the sight word of the day. Homework will also consist of various number sense activities.
In order to transition to Kindergarten, nap time at Kindergarten Boot Camp will be shortened from two hours to one hour.