Friday, September 30, 2011

Fire Station Field Trip

To see more pictures from our field trip to the fire station, click on the field trip tab above. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

1st week of school

Dear Parents,
We have had a great 1st week of school. We painted, played games and made lots of new friends. We are having a fun time singing new songs, nursery rhymes and memorizing our September poem about apples.  This week we have been learning about the letter "A" and apples. We are learning how apples grow, the color varieties and what we can make from apples.  Through out the month of September we will be learning about the rectangle shape, the color yellow and the number 1.
Thank you for sharing your children with us. We have enjoyed getting to know each and everyone of them.
 This month we will be taking a field trip to Draper City Fire Station, on Monday September 26 at 10:00am. We need parent volunteers. If you are able to help out please contact Kim.(email or 801-571-9895. We will still have school this day. Please meet here at9:00am and we will leave at 9:45am to head to the fire station. This field trip will be about a 30 - 45 min. We will return back to school for our class time.
 Thank you for making this first month wonderful. We appreciate all you love and support,
 Ms. Kim and Ms. Kathy

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Welcome to Cornerstone Preschool

At Cornerstone we help each child by teaching them important life-learning skills.  Children are able to learn self-reliance and gain self esteem as they discover how to communicate their feelings and ideas.  We want to help your child build self-confidence and a love for learning.  We work on self-help as your child learns how to wait for a turn, listening to instructions and following directions.  We do this by using positive reinforcement, motivation, and teaching the child individually.  This will help child grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

Preschool children need to develop a balance of academic and social skills to prepare them for life's experiences. Each program has separate and distinct activities appropriate for the child's age and developmental level. Our curriculum includes: a balance of reading readiness/phonics, writing & math readiness skills as well as fine and gross motor skills development.  We incorporate music, arts, play, sciences, social studies, language enrichment and a daily lesson during our circle time. Each month we focus on a nursery and rhyme.  We incorporate field trips and incite visiting professionals to our preschool to enhance our Thematic and Academic Units.

We work on learning to identify upper/lowercase letters and letter sounds. We help children develop language and comprehension skills through activities that teach sequencing, rhyming, classification, same and opposites. Each child will be taught to write their own names all the letters of the alphabet upper/lowercase, short words and numbers one through ten.

Art is an everyday activity.  Doing art each day helps encourage creativity. Each project reflect the personality and creativity of each individual child.  Art helps the children to develop fine motor skills by cutting, pasting, drawing, coloring, and tracing which are all important skills for pre-writing development and they learn the ability to follow instructions.

The math skills we work on are counting, number recognition, number values, number writing, and simple addition and subtraction skills.  Children learn these skills through circle time, games and hands on learning activities.

Our goal is to help build a confident child by providing a happy and secure place for them to learn to build a strong foundation for life.