Junior Kindergartners (children who have turned 4 by August 1) are eager to learn, explore their environment, and take on more responsibility.
Age-appropriate, multi-sensory learning continues through a variety of settings, such as whole class and small group instruction and activity-based learning centers. Daily small groups allow for greater depth of learning and differentiated instruction. Junior kindergarten students begin keeping journals to build on emergent literacy skills, and they participate in the school buddy program. Their multi-disciplinary exploration of science takes off with Nature on the Move and units such as dinosaurs and gardening.