Fours Program Class Curriculum

CPI’s primary goal in all classes is for our children to enjoy school and to have positive feelings about school and themselves. The Fours program is taught by a qualified and experienced teacher who is assisted by a co-oping parent. During the course of the year, CPI will work on the following skills, with emphasis on the social skills at the level appropriate for each age:

Self Discovery & Independence
Communicating with Others
Development of Self-Help Skills

 

Good Safety Habits
Sharing with Others
Respecting Others

 

Self-Control
Self-Expression
Fine & Gross Motor Skill Development

 

Following Directions
Learning to Work in a Classroom Atmosphere
Listening to Others

 

September

Shapes and Colors
Turtles
Apples

October

Columbus Day
Halloween
Fall
Nocturnal Animals
Spiders/Bats/Owls
Skeletons
Transportation
Fitness Day

November

Native Americans
Thanksgiving
Numbers 1-10
Turkeys
Squirrels
Fruits & Vegetables

December

Winter Holiday Celebrations
Rhyming

January

Winter
Hibernation
Fire Safety
Alphabet
Bears
Arctic
Medieval Day

February

Groundhog Day
Hibernation
Valentine’s Day
Washington/Lincoln
Super Bowl
American Flag
Human Heart
Hat Day

March

Dinosaurs
St. Patrick’s Day
Fossils
Volcanoes
Wind
Reptiles

April

Spring
Plants
Earth Day
Ecology
Birds/Frogs
Circus Day
City & Country

May

Mother’s Day
Insects
Pets
Caterpillars & Butterflies
Flowers
Princes/Pirate Day
Monkeys
Earthworms
Beach Day
Father’s Day
Graduation

Language Arts

  • Large and small group games and activities will foster skills such as alphabet recognition (upper and lower case), printing letters (upper and lower case), letter sounds, left to right progression, sequencing, and rhyming.
  • Stories, picture reading, pre-reading skills, and a phonics reading program are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Math and Science

  • Primary goals for each student are: counting (1-50), number recognition (1-31), counting by tens, and advanced shapes.
  • More than and less than, graphing, patterning, sequencing, measuring, and sorting, are emphasized daily.
  • In addition to monthly thematic units, a variety of fun activities and cool experiments will enhance the curriculum.

Art and Music

  • All free art and guided crafts will encourage personal creativity and individual expression.
  • Students will enjoy learning new songs, rhythms, and dances, as well as playing with a variety of instruments.

Other Activities

  • Sensory activities, outdoor play, blocks, housekeeping, dress-up, puppets, manipulative toys, puzzles, dramatic play, etc.

Field Trips and Special Occasions

  • In-school field trips (i.e. Firefighters, Policemen, Dentist, Tae Kwon Do, Fire Safety Puppet Show, Reptiles Alive)
  • Graduation Ceremony & Halloween, Winter, Valentine’s Day, and Spring Parties
  • School-wide Fun Days (i.e. Fun Fair, Fitness Day, PJs and Pancakes, Pirates & Princesses, School Picnic)

Conferences

  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held in January or February.

Special Helper and Snack

  • Approximately once a month, each family will be assigned a day to co-op in the classroom and provide snack for the students. As the special helper, your child will also bring a show & tell item to share with the class.

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