Welcome to Pre-K at Noah Webster Schools!
Pre-Kindergarten is a time for your child to begin learning the do’s and don’ts of working in a classroom environment. For many, this will be the first time they are away from their home for a long period of time. Our teachers and staff understand the importance of making your child feel as comfortable and confident as possible, ensuring he or she is able to succeed to their highest potential!
Throughout your child’s time at Noah Webster Schools, they will be introduced to the latest technologies through our technology based curriculum.
Our Pre-Kindergarten program is developed from our Kindergarten curriculum. This gives students a jump start into what they will be learning in Kindergarten.
Our math program is guided by Kindergarten Standards. We promote the usage of math manipulatives to teach students math in a visually engaging way. We use Envision Math to teach students basic math concepts through:
- Problem-based instruction
- Small group interaction
- Visual learning
At Noah Webster, Pre-Kindergarten students will develop their skills in language arts, focusing on penmanship, spelling, writing, Thinking Maps and reading.
We use McGraw-Hill manuscript to introduce and teach students the basics of penmanship. Our teachers also use Thinking Maps—visual tools used to map out thinking based on eight cognitive skills—throughout all grade levels, providing a common visual language between students and teachers.
Students will learn to spell short/long vowel words, high-frequency words, and words that contain specific spelling rules. They will develop their writing skills through “Write from the Beginning,” Noah Webster Schools core writing program that teaches students the various traits of effective writing. Your child will draw a picture of an event and “write” a sentence to match the drawing. The “writing” will vary depending on the developmental stage of writing that your child is at.
PASI, also known as Phonological Awareness Screener for Intervention, is used to introduce and assess Pre-Kindergarten students on the following:
- Beginning and Ending sounds
- Deletion and Addition of beginning and ending sounds
All students participate in physical education classes at least once a week. Classes focus on competency of motor skills and performance of physical activities in order to achieve and maintain health-enhancing levels of fitness. Positive social interaction is embedded into instruction while promoting the value of physical activity.
All students participate in music classes at least once a week. Students create meaning and expression through the use of listening, performing and improvisational skills. Students are introduced to the elements and theory of music and musical instruments.
Noah Webster offers an online cataloging system. Destiny Quest allows students to browse Noah Webster Schools Library’s entire collection and place a hold on their final selection. The book will then be delivered to the student’s classroom within 3-4 business days. Reference materials are also available.
Noah Webster Schools has implemented Art Masterpiece to introduce artists and styles from diverse cultures and time periods. Students are taught to use classic and modern techniques in order to create artwork to communicate ideas, meanings, and/or purposes.
Pre-K Supply List
Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten at Noah Webster School! The Open House for the Mesa Campus will be held Saturday, July30, 2016. Open House for the Pima Campus will be held Thursday, July 28, 2016. It is very important you attend Open House; lists of your child’s classroom and teacher will be posted in the multi-purpose room. If your plans have changed and your child will not be attending Noah Webster, please let us know as soon as possible by calling the office at the following numbers:
Mesa Campus: (480) 986-2335 Pima Campus: (480)291-6900
The Pre-Kindergarten Team is very excited to meet you and your child(ren). Remember, the first day of school is Wednesday, August 3, 2016! School begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
All supplies for Pre-Kindergarten students are included in tuition.
The Pre-Kindergarten Team
Noah Webster Schools
On the first day of school, while I was walking down the hall, I was kind of nervous because it was a new school. But when I walked in the classroom, I recognized some people I already knew, and that made me feel a bit better. I have learned so many things this year, such as integers, Ancient Greece, and oxymorons. I have also learned things that will help me be a better person. I learned that respect is one of the most important qualities to have in life. My teacher is wonderful. She has empathy (most of the time) for us. She knows what it’s like to be in different kinds of situations, she knows how to cheer someone up, or make them feel regretful (when we misbehave). She understands our problems and gives us advice on how to solve them, whether it’s from personal problems to math or reading problems. We went on a lot of field trips this year. My favorite one was the Water Day field trip at the Mesa Campus! We got to go on different water slides. I had so much fun sliding down the 40 foot tall Rhino slide and high-fiving everyone when I reached the bottom! Everyday has been a different day, which I enjoy. I will always remember my experience in 6th grade here at Noah Webster Schools.
An excerpt from a 6th grade alumni to his 6th grade teacher: "I just wanted to thank you for pushing me and my classmates as hard as you did. I recently took a math test to determine whether or not I should be placed in an advanced seventh grade class. Just yesterday, the results were received, my work was dubbed exceptional and they wish to place me in a freshman algebra class in high school! Of course I wasn't the only one to do so, but one of the few. Thank you so much for everything, you will never be forgotten."
My son attends Noah Webster and loves school. He's always so excited when he gets home and ready to share what he's learned each day.