3's/4's Morning Program

Pre-K 3’s and 4’s Kindergarten Readiness

Morning Program (8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)

Classrooms (3's room and 4's room)

The 3's classroom is our largest with spacious learning centers and areas for individual instruction.

The 4's have a dedicated classroom that meets the needs of a kindergarten readiness room that allows for more teacher-guided lessons.

Purpose

The Pre-K 3’s/4’s Program is designed to lay the foundation for the early stages of learning and to prepare the students for their future school grades. Our preschool program and curriculum is a play-centered Christian curriculum that focuses on the “whole-child” and covers all learning domains: language/literacy, math, science, social/emotional, spiritual, social studies, creative arts and physical development. Each day the teachers stress learning, living and loving as God’s children.

We use the philosophy that:

+ Learning for young children is the result of interaction between a child's thoughts and experiences with materials, ideas and people.

+ The role of play is an essential ingredient in developing creative and problem-solving skills. The teachers support and guide the child's self-initiated play and introduce purposeful instructional activities that engage the students in the learning process.

Curriculum

The curriculum for the Pre-K Program uses themed units to engage the children in learning concepts and skills needed to be successful in Kindergarten.

We offer centers that provide play-centered teacher-guided learning to give the children opportunities to grow socially, while engaging with other students and the teachers while they explore and learn through the 8 learning domains of: religion, language arts, math, science, social studies, creative arts, physical health, and social/emotional development.

The LSL follows and incorporates the KY and IN standards, learning domains and benchmarks outlined for early childhood to ensure we are providing a quality learning environment. We provide small and large group work. Each daily lesson plan includes Bible Story Time (exploring God’s Word) as well as activities in the Time with Jesus Center. Daily prayers are said before snack and weekly chapel is on Fridays with the church pastor. We have obtained accreditation through the National Lutheran School Accreditation program (NLSA). https://www.lcms.org/schools

Please meet our teachers at our: Preschool Teachers Page

Daily Schedule

8:30 a.m.

Arrival/Greetings

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Table-Top Activities

9:00-9:20 a.m.

Calendar and Story Time

9:20-9:40 a.m.

Writing/Fine Motor

9:40-9:45 a.m.

Bathroom Break

9:45-10:10 a.m.

Snack/Nutrition

10:10-10:40 a.m.

Large Motor/Outdoor Play

10:40 - 11:15 a.m.

Centers/Art/Small Groups

11:15 a.m.

Clean-Up

11:20 a.m.

Bible Story, Good-Bye Poem

11:30 a.m.

Dismissal

Weekly 11:00 a.m.

Chapel

*schedule is subject to change with the flow of our class day


See the LSL Tuition Costs Chart for both the morning and afternoon programs.

Classroom Set-Up

Language Arts

I am…

·  Using fine motor skills

·  Tracing and forming letter shapes

·  Learning print has meaning

·  Using letter-sound relationships

·  Putting letters together to make my name and other words

· Developing language skills

 

Writing

Writing

Reading Groups

I am…

·  Developing print awareness

·  Identifying letters and sounds

·  Improving comprehension/story sequencing

·  Developing vocabulary

·  Recognizing sentence structure

·  Learning the parts of a book

 

 

 Reading

 Stories

Math

I am…

·  Using one-to-one correspondence

·  Developing patterns

·  Counting

·  Sorting/classifying objects

·  Recognizing shapes

·  Using my fine motor skills

 

 Counting

Counting

SensoryTable

I am…

·  Enjoying sensory experiences

·  Experimenting

·  Comparing/Contrasting

·  Refining my observation skills

·  Measuring/Weighing

·  Enhancing my fine motor skills

 

 Pouring and Measuring

Pouring/Measuring

Blocks

I am…

·  Learning fine and gross motor development

·  Classifying shape, size, color

·  Problem Solving

·  Playing cooperatively

·  Planning

· Applying abstract thinking

 

 

 

 Building

Building

Art

I am…

·  Developing fine motor skills

·  Engaging in creative expression

·  Improving hand/eye coordination

·  Communicating ideas

·  Problem solving

Identifying colors/color concepts

 

 

 Painting

Drawing

Large Motor Skills

I am… 

·  Developing my balance and strength

· Moving in, around, and under

· Identifying left and right

· Practicing, jumping, hopping, catching, throwing

· Learning to follow rules to simple games

  

 Pedaling

Cycle Go Round

Dramatic Play

I am…

·  Developing communication skills

·  Playing cooperatively

·  Trying on different roles

·  Enhancing my imagination

·  Exploring real life situations

 

 

 

 Role Play

 Role Play

Time with Jesus/Bible Time/Chapel

I am…

·  Developing an understanding of God and His love for me

·  Recognizing myself as a child of God

·  Learning a Christian set of values and attitudes

·  Strengthening my relationship with God, peers, and the community

·  Learning how to pray and ask for forgiveness

Chapel is weekly taught by the pastor.

Reading God's Word

Pray and Play Bible
Bible Story Book

Nutrition

I am…

·  Understanding what are healthy and balanced food choices

·  Experiencing food from each of the healthy food groups

·  Learning the importance of diet, sleep, and proper hygiene to help my body grow

·  Understanding my body’s need for movement and exercise

·  Taking pride in myself and my choices

 

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Program Verse

He tends his flock like a shepherd. 

He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;

he gently leads those that have young.

                       --  Isaiah 40:11

 








School News

School Information

425 Patchen Drive
Lexington, KY 40517

p/ 859.268.7787

Association Churches

The Lutheran School is supported by a congregation association of:

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

425 Patchen Dr.
Lexington, KY 40517

Phone: (859) 269-6517

http://www.gslclexington.org/

           and

St. John's Lutheran Church

Sunday Service Times: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

516 Pasadena Drive
Lexington, KY 40503

Office Phone: (859) 277-6391

http://www.stjohnslexington.org/

 

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