Handwriting Without Tears is a part of our curriculum.
Tipp City kindergarten classes use the same program.
The children use various resources to learn to write. Owen is using a blackboard to learn proper sizing of upper and lower case letters. At the table several are using magnetic boards to practice number writing.
From www.hwtears.com: …children flourish with programs that take a balanced approach to learning that addresses their physical, social-emotional, and cognitive development. … (the) hands-on materials are designed to bring multifaceted learning…. Opportunities for teacher-directed and student-initiated learning abound, and they address the needs of the whole child to ensure the best possible outcomes.
After school the children pack a lunch to eat with friends and stay until 1:00 or 2:00. One day in the Play Garden a group of children explored how they could create new sounds or music with items around the school. They figured out they could turn pots and bowls into drums. They liked the sound the metal ones made the most. They figured out they could turn the bowl over to make a new sound. If they rubbed a stick on the side it made another sound. One wanted to make wind chimes & worked until he figured out an idea.
Main Street Preschool started its 11th year this September.
Before we know it, we’ll be setting registration dates for next year!
An Open House will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015, from 2:30 to 3:30 for all families interested in our preschool for the 2015-2016 school year. Come and meet the staff, see the classrooms and find out what Main Street Preschool has in store for your child’s preschool experience.
We offer 4 class options for children from age 2 through Pre-K. The ever-popular, after-school Lunch Bunch program extends the school day until 1:00 or 2:00. Building on almost 10 years of success, Main Street Preschool is committed to helping you help your child succeed and be prepared for the next step on the education journey.