Please note: There will be no preschool classes offered for the Fall semester of 2012.
I am only running a reading class right now.
See the details below.
I am offering a Beginning Readers Class for students at a kindergarten level this semester. Classes would be from 2 – 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons, $10 per student. Class work consists of reading big books together, practicing guided reading with individual books selected specifically for each child’s reading level and strengths, letter and word work and guided writing. Homework is provided. Please email me if you have questions or are interested in joining this group!
I also plan to offer a Parent Workshop on Early Literacy so parents can familiarize themselves with the approach I use.
OUR MONTESSORI-STYLE PRESCHOOL AND LITERACY ACTIVITIES
Our daily activities during the school year begin with Circle Time, where we read a story together, sing a song or clap to the beat of our favorite nursery rhymes. We practice letter formation and then learn about a new activity or two from the Montessori room. Children who are ready for independent reading and writing have a small group lesson with a certified reading teacher.
All students are free to self-select activities from the areas of: literacy, math, sensorial awareness, practical life, cooking, nature, and free play. Children also have the choice of working alone, with a partner, or in a group. The teacher leads mini-lessons for smaller groups of children who demonstrate readiness for a new math or literacy concept. If time and weather permit, we go outside for playtime or a nature walk.
Lessons are planned in advance, but they are easily adapted as student interest dictates. Welcome to the fun and excitement of a not-so-typical class day at the Sibley Learning Center! If you are interested in learning more about our two-day per week program for children ages 2.5 – 5 years of age, please use the Contact Us page to schedule a phone interview and/or visit.
Don’t forget to visit the Contact Us page to schedule a visit so you can observe our carefully prepared environment in person!