Our Pre-K students experience many opportunities on a daily, weekly, and quarterly basis at Northside Elementary. Our youngest students at Northside have full access to the school and participate in most of the same areas throughout the school year as they prepare for Kindergarten. These activities include full access to check out books in our school library, music and art activities, access to guidance counselors, and general school functions.
We believe it is our duty to create a solid foundation in our young students, and that begins with keeping education fun and interesting. We use the Starfall website which combines education and entertainment to teach basic foundational curriculum. We participate in various forms of “brain breaks” such as Jack Hartmann and Mrs. Heidi songs in order to create fun and active learning. Pre-K students have their own private playground that is complimentary to their age and state-desired skills and abilities.
We utilize the Letter People curriculum which is a research based, developmentally appropriate, comprehensive Pre-K curriculum. We develop a strong foundation to prepare our young students for Kindergarten and their future. Lastly, within the classroom, we use small and whole group instruction as well as centers in order to enhance their learning experience at Northside.