Our Day in 4K

  • Student working on mapping skills.  

    Early education helps children build a strong foundation for future social and academic success.  Big Day for Pre-K  is a comprehensive and engaging program that embraces children's natural curiosity and guides their social, emotional and intellectual development.

    Balance Literacy

    Shared Reading with *Interactive Read Aloud
    Teacher demonstrates proficient reading, models strategies, and extends understanding using the book/big book, chart, Smart Board, or various types of texts.

    Guided Reading (small groups)
    Teacher acts as a guide to engage students in practicing reading strategies, asking and answering questions, and to develop independence.

    Independent Reading/Exploring Texts
    Students choose the text to build stamina in exploring texts for pleasure, information, and application of strategies.

    Literacy Stations (including Word Study)

    Shared Writing (connected to Reader’s Workshop)
    Teacher models writing strategies on chart paper while students listen, interact, and participate.

    Independent Writing/Journaling, Conferencing and Share Time
    Students engage in independent writing practice while teachers conference to reinforce strategies.

    Girl reading   boy reading

    Big Experiences

    Each day has three theme-driven, intergrated experiences that teach important skills and concepts.

    Learning Centers   

    Learning Centers extend theme learning and provide students a daily opportunity for independent exploration.


    classroom garden