Our school participates in the UPK program funded by New York City. In the reading program, students build literacy competencies, interests in reading, discriminating between letters by sounds. For math, they build upon mathematical concepts, manipulating objects, counting, and recognizing numerals. Students will also be able to demonstrate their social/emotional skills, build on their independence and self-confidence, self-control, and learn basic interaction skills, such as following rules, making friends, and sharing. They will develop their fine motor skills such as writing, coloring, cutting, and activities of daily living skills. In physical education, they will build their gross motor skills through balancing, running, jumping, throwing, and catching in a structured play setting.
– Learn the alphabet orally.
– Work on recognizing letters.
– Work on writing the letters.
– Drawing pictures based on sentences.
– Learn American symbols
– Learn about cultures and celebrations.
– Learn about the five senses
– Take nature walks around the neighborhood.
– Discuss the weather.
– Discuss animals and where they live.
– To get the students active and moving, we will have gym every day. It is important for students to stay active and to interact with classmates outside of the classroom setting.
– Students will be growing socially and emotionally. Students learn this by interacting with others. They learn to share, talk to others and most importantly make new friends. The children become members of the class/school community and learn to follow rules.
– Students will be working on recognizing size, shapes, and colors. They will also work on the numbers 1-10, recognizing them as well as writing them. They will explore the concepts of: same amount, different amount, matching, patterns and much more.
– Learn the Arabic alphabet.