|Other subjects taught
Practical Life Skills
All children are eager to help or to do it themselves. Providing each child options to learn how they can accomplish tasks in their daily life builds confidence and self worth. Practical Life Skills instill care for self, for others, and for the environment around the child. Activities include all of the tasks preformed as daily routines in the home such as preparing meals and snacks, washing dishes, dusting, sweeping, gardening, putting on shoes and coats, practicing with buttons and zippers, basic hygiene,interacting with animals, and promotion of grace and courtesy while interacting with others within different settings such as quiet time, personal space, mealtimes, and play. Through these tasks children refine coordination and concentration along with being instilled with goals, encouraged to follow through on tasks started, and development of a healthy respect of self and all surroundings.
Conversation, stories, poetry, and song are all part of daily experience. The use of language development aids such as sandpaper letters, tracing on paper or in sand, visual aids, puzzles, and other educational activities will also be used in accordance with the child desire to learn and ability to use each lesson aid.
Earth, People, Cultures, and World Celebrations
Geography, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Science, Art, Social Studies, Different Holidays and Celebrations, and Cultural Diversity will all be incorporated in a fluid way that enhances the dayâ??s activities. We will learn about all people, cultures, holidays, animals, plants, and countries with an attitude of respect and admiration. Through familiarity, children come to feel connected to the global human family. Experiences with nature inspire a reverence of all life. We do not promote any particular form of living, practice of certain religions, or adoption of specific cultural ways but we do encourage the experience of all enriching, motivating, and fun aspects of all beliefs and practices.
Mathematics will be incorporated into many experiences for the child such as cooking, games, manipulating materials, songs, and any other opportunity we may find. This work gives the child a firm foundation to build solid understanding of mathematical principles, gives opportunities for abstract reasoning, and helps to develop problem solving techniques. Experiencing math in many different forms will enable the child to realize personal potential for success in learning math so that they are not stuck with just one technique that they might not have personal success with leading to fear, discouragement, or utter dislike for mathematics.