Our Kinder Hoots are usually attending preschool fulltime, and this supplemental class focuses on preparing children for kindergarten. Reading, comprehension, and phonetic spelling are the main focus this year, along with honing their handwriting skills and mastering title case. Our 90-minute classes meet once a week and coincide with the school year (we offer rolling admissions and pro-rated fees).
developing individual skills
Kinder Hoots are excited to develop their individual skills as they prepare for kindergarten. Reading independently starts in January, so the beginning of the year is dedicated to mastering phonics, handwriting and pre-reading skills such as building words and word families. Children who have attended our Pre Hoots level are familiar with these concepts but at this level the activities are more challenging.
The goal of this tier is to ensure that each child is prepared, confident, and ahead of the game when they begin kindergarten. Reading to children during storytime continues, but now Kinder Hoots are working on story maps. These help children understand story structure and encourage them to pay attention to details so they can relay the main parts of the story back to the teacher.
Beginning in January our Kinder Hoots start independent reading, and we choose a book from our curated book list starting at Level AA or Level A. We also incorporate comprehension activities and grammar exercises to help prepare your child for more involved reading as they move on towards higher learning
Everything we do in class is designed by our founder to meet the needs and learning styles of each child, and to prepare them for kindergarten and early childhood testing. We do this in our warm, inviting space that instills a sense of magic in children from the moment they walk through our doors.