First day of Preschool/Junior Kindergarten is Wednesday September 5th 2018
JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN - 4 Year Olds
Preschool is an important component to our centers, especially our 4 Year Olds Class! Our 4's are preparing for Kindergarten!! Our program supports the Ministry of BC Early Learning Framework using a wide variety of activities and key learning tools to aid in the learning process. We also work closely with our home schools teachers to ensure that our curriculum is helping prepare our preschool students for kindergarten entry. Our 4 Year Olds Class students are still learning through play with a few more components added to their adventure! Students will have more one on one time with their Teachers working on their letter recognition, fine motor skills writing out their letters, and proper pronounciation. Our stations provide our students with more kindergarten based learning so as to be ready for their new classes in the future!
Phonics Program (Circle Times)
- students learn to write, pronounce & recognize letters of the alphabet using songs, stories and sign language.
One on One Work/Phonics
-teachers work with each student, reviewing letters using large phonics alphabet practice sheets
-students pronounce/sound out the letter and the word/picture coinciding with the letter on the sheet
-students draw the letter and color the picture
One on One Work/Mathematics
-teachers work with students practicing their sequencing, basic adding & subtracting using toys
-practicing their patterns with toys
-teachers use flashcards to review number recognition
-open-ended art and directed art is available to students all day
-students have use of their school's gym & equipment
-students have use of their school's playground
-music & movement activities are also used in the classroom
Items from our Kindergarten Teachers to continue encouraging in preparation for Kindergarten:
Monthly Themes, Field Trips & Activities:
(parents will receive monthly emails & newsletters)
A Preschooler's Day:
Preschool / Circle Time
Phonics Songs & Stories Show 'N Tell, Share our Bear, Blog our Frog
Stations - Art, Housekeeping/Imagination, Phonics Notebooks One on One with Teacher
Song & Tidy
Peanut-Free, Nutricious Snack!
Music, Story time, Sharing, Felt Stories
Outdoor Play (weather permitting) "Wednesday's School Gym"
Active Play, Fine Motor Skills, Nature Walk
Goodbye Song and chat with parents! (for those students registered for half day)
-----Lunch Peanut Free, Nutricious Lunch!----
Story Time, Phonics, Felt Stories
Free Play / Outdoor Play
Stations/One on One Time with Teacher/Art/Phonics
Please bring a reusable drink container / water bottle, and litterless snacks and items so as to help us support our home school's recycling program! Healthy snacks and lunches please, no candy or gum! Also Peanut Free items to help our allergy friends be safe and comfortable during their stay.
Please have your child dress in appropriate weather permitting, worry-free attire! This allows them to enjoy their play outside in all kinds of weather and their play time inside with all our various stations - art can get messy but it's all about having fun too
Preschool Supplies Required
Photos!Individual and Class Photos are taken in May before Graduation! We will advise the dates and times when May gets closer!
Junior Kindergarten GraduationGraduation is at the end of the year, about the last week of June. We bring each center and their classes together as one by holding one big preschool graduation at the Fort Langley Lion's Hall! Parents, Grandparents and families are welcome to attend. A DVD slideshow of the year (designed by Karen Reynolds of Westcoast Web Design) is handed out to our familes!
Items required to register:
Registration Forms September 2018 - June 2019
West Langley Parents
For all back to school information, go to https://westlangley.sd35.bc.ca/
Topham Elementary Parents
For all back to school information, go to https://topham.sd35.bc.ca/ View school bell schedule and kindergarten gradual entry schedule! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns and/or for more information, please visit our Resources page...
Kids in the Grove Kindergarten Students - Gradual Entry
During gradual entry for the first 3 weeks of September, kindergarten students will attend daycare after each kindergarten session...After gradual entry they will continue to attend regular out of school care hours...
Strong Start - West Langley Elementary
For the 2018-19 School Year, the Strong Start will operate from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Please check in at the school office when you arrive. Stroller parking is outside the Strong Start Center door; vehicles should be parked on the gravel lot to the North of the school parking lot.