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PreKindergarten Room

Daily Schedule

9:00-10:00am Morning activity

10:00-10:30am Judaic/ Davening Circle

10:30-10:45am Snack

10:45-11:00am Calendar/ Weather

11:00-11:45am Outdoor play

11:45-12:15 Miss Erica’s Circle Time

12:15-12:45 Lunch/ Storytime


Monday- Webby Dance (Hot Lunch: Pasta)

Tuesday- Alphabet Soup

Wednesday- Soccer ( Hot Lunch: Chicken)

Friday- Gymnastics



PreKindergarten Room Curriculum Overview


1. Social/ Emotional Development

  • Children begin to understand and name their feelings in themselves and others
  • Plays well with a variety of children
  • Develops a close friendship with at least one child
  • Children feel comfortable seeking help from adults
  • Able to obey class rules and routines
  • Children are capable of taking on most self-care activities
  • Children show an understanding in choice
  • Feel comfortable participating in group activities
  • Able to recognize and keep track of their individual belongings
  • Show respect for their school environment
  • Children are able to pick up after themselves.
  • Able to use problem solving strategies resolve conflicts.

2. Strengthening Gross and Fine Motor Function

  • Children are able to use objects for writing and art
  • Build with small and large blocks
  • Hold and cut with scissors
  • Continuing development of hand-eye coordination
  • Able to manipulate and control hand movements
  • Comfortable grasping a bead
  • Children are active and able to run, jump, hop etc.
  • Maintain balance while performing a variety of actions
  • Dance along to music
  • Kick, throw and roll a ball
  • Able to climb over and under playground equipment
  • Rides on a tricycle

3. Growing cognitive abilities

  • Develop problem solving through a variety of methods
  • Learn about cause and effect
  • Able to apply past knowledge to new experiences
  • Learn to be persistent with tasks
  • Label objects by a variety of attributes
  • Identify and create patterns
  • Develops an understanding of time as a concept and sequencing
  • Participate in pretend play by themselves and in groups
  • Capable of turning thoughts into a drawing or building
  • Learning to recognize the alphabet
  • Start to distinguish their name and how to write it
  • Foster the ability to verbalize thoughts and observations
  • Display curiosity and a desire to learn.
  • Can determine like and unlike shapes from one another and as a part of a whole

4. Math Skills

  • Counts and recognizing the numbers 1-20
  • Can arrange the numbers 1-10 in order
  • Learn basic geometric shapes
  • Begin to understand the concept of less and more
  • Sequencing objects by size
  • Develop a concept of spatial placement (over/under) and size (small/big)
  • Basic addition and subtraction with and without objects
  • Practice measuring

5. Language Skills

  • Children develop the vocabulary base to express themselves and can communicate in complete sentences
  • Help develop each child’s rhyming word knowledge
  • Able to follow spoken instructions
  • Produce complete answers to questions
  • Children feel comfortable engaging in conversation and asking questions
  • Develops reading skills and enjoys listening to stories.
  • Comprehends meaning from the pictures in books and other visuals
  • Tells stories
  • Understand spoken patterns, rhymes, and similar and disimilar sounds
  • Understands and uses the words: over, under, up, down, to , from etc.

6. Alphabet

  • Recognizes most letters by name and sound
  • Will learn to recognize upper and lower case letter
  • Will learn to write upper and lower case letter
  • Will learn each letters sounds
  • Identify their name in print and the names of friends

7. Social Studies

  • Label common spaces in a house or classroom (kitchen, bathroom, play area…)
  • Learn and understand the basic needs of all people
  • Discover different community jobs ( firefighters, police officers, mail carriers, doctors…)

8. Judaic Learning

  • Recognize basic themes and symbols for the Jewish holidays
  • Perceive the idea of:
  • Hesid: learning be kind, show empathy, mitzvoth, help others
  • Tikun Olam: taking care of the word by recycling, cleaning up, giving
  • Learn simple Hebrew words in relation to holidays
  • Learn the first four questions of Passover
  • Be familiar with the symbols and routines and prayers for Shabbat
  • Discover the theme of freedom in many Jewish Holiday’s




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Upcoming events
Dec. 13, 2017
Pretend City Cotton Candy Menorah lighting is a fun annual event for the whole family. Reservations must be made in advance HERE.
Dec. 14, 2017
The Children’s Chanukah Choir is back! Rehearsals will be held every Monday and Thursday from 4:00-5:00pm starting November 27th at Chabad of Irvine. This choir is open to all children ...
Dec. 16, 2017
Join us for this delicious communal Friday Night Dinner at Chabad of Irvine as we celebrate Chanukah following 6:00pm services. RSVP here. Candle Lighting 4:26pm
Dec. 17, 2017
Candle Lighting at Spectrum: Join us for a beautiful candle lighting at the Spectrum as we light our Menogi Menorah.
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