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Rockin’ Robins (preschool)

Lead Teacher: Brooke Riggs >

Rockin’ Robins is a mixed-age preschool classroom that gives your child the knowledge and tools needed to prepare for school. The foundation for school readiness is provided through hands-on learning experiences, group times, independent play, and teacher-directed activities. Learning how to share, take turns, raise hands, listen, and walk in line are just as important to school readiness as ABCs and 123s. The teachers challenge your child to learn by asking questions—and learn how to investigate to find his or her own answers.

Preschoolers are becoming independent. They are learning to take care of their personal bathroom needs, putting on their own clothes, cleaning up after themselves, and becoming great verbal communicators.

The classroom contains a peace table, a place your child can ask to take a classmate to resolve a conflict using “I” language while expressing feelings and learning to listen while a classmate expresses his/her feelings. This is an important skill not only for school but also for life.

Dear Rockin’ Robins families,
Your child is growing socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively.
Our classroom uses the “Love and Logic” method where we teach the child to take responsibility, make choices, and learn from natural consequences of their own decisions. We teach the importance of Christ-like characteristics and how to apply it in daily life.
Our day begins with Morning Meeting where we gather to pray and then go over the calendar, weather, and assigned jobs. Each week we have a different theme, and every two weeks we learn a letter. We have three group time activities spread throughout the day that relate to the theme and/or letter. During group time we enjoy fun hands-on activities that concentrate on the four developmental areas—social, emotional, physical, and cognitive.
Teachers observe the children to discover what their abilities are and where they may need extra help. These observations are discussed during parent/teacher conferences. Here are a few objectives we look for:
    • Shows ability to adjust to new situations
    • Demonstrates self-direction and independence
    • Plays well with other children
    • Shares and respects others
    • Shows balance in movement
    • Recognizes patterns and can repeat them
You are always welcome to contact us with questions, stories of your child’s achievements, or ways that we can partner with you as caregivers and teachers.
The Rockin’ Robins Team