The Pre School
In the Pre School classroom, themes and their corresponding sub-themes provide the context for language skills acquisition and acquisition of cognitive skills. Emphasis on reading different genre of literature allows for integration with science, social studies, arts and craft, cooking, music, and movement. This literature-based approach allows as well for the extension of the children’s imagination and vocabulary. Field trips further extend children’s experiences beyond the classroom. Class and group projects encourage students to be curious and to value more in-depth exploration of a subject. And school-wide programs provide further opportunities for developing self discipline, self-confidence, and team work.
Just as in the Grade School, the Pre School Program combines classroom-based curricular activities with co-curricular school activities designed to provide learning opportunities outside the classroom.
These activities include:
- School Programs—where students present songs, poems, dances or drama to a large audience. All together, there are three major programs: The Buwan ng Wika Program or Foundation Day the Christmas Program, and the Moving Up or Graduation Day.
- Fellowships—where get-togethers are organized for families to enjoy one another’s company, and get acquainted with other families for the purpose of strengthening support networks for the children.
- Community days or weeks—where classes from different levels come together to share and enjoy among themselves the skills they have learned through songs, contests, dances or exhibits, and/or to watch and listen to resource persons demonstrating or taking about topics of special interest to them.
- Field trips—which are also classified into two types: minor field trips that take students to nearby places and offer supplemental experiences on what is being taken up in class; and major field trips which take students farther afield to other points of interest.
- Projects --individual class and/or school-wide projects such as during the Christmas season which may culminate in a Gift-Giving Day for significant people in the children’s lives or for the less fortunate.