4K District Contact Information:
Meadow View Primary
506 Beaver Dam Street
Waupun, WI 53963
Students in 4K enjoy a developmentally designed program for 4 and 5-year-old children. At this age, students learn through discovery and play. Children attend a three hour morning or afternoon session. They enjoy hands-on activities in group and individual settings.
The Wisconsin Early Learning Standards are used as a guide in teaching 4K.
We use Bridges Pre-K for our math curriculum. Bridges Pre-K is playful and play-based, designed to engage children through the use of contextual themes, games, stories, mysteries and intriguing problems, manipulatives and visual models. It is also logically sequenced around well-researched developmental progressions to allow for depth and focus as children progress in knowledge and skills. Bridges Pre-K provides instruction across the recommended math content areas, including number, operations, geometry, patterning, measurement, and data analysis.
For literacy we use Heggerty Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum for phonological and phonemic awareness. Phonological awareness allows children to recognize and work with the sounds of language. These activities are sometimes called ear exercises because the focus is on hearing the parts or sounds in words. Your child will not be seeing these words in print during phonological awareness instruction. Towards the second half of the year, your student will be working on primarily phonemic awareness, a subset of phonological awareness focused specifically on hearing individual sounds in words.
Our Alphabet Curriculum from The Measured Mom includes explicit instruction for teaching a letter's name and sound, review activities, handwriting practice, vocabulary building, and phonemic awareness.
Through interactive and shared reading experiences, students build their knowledge of Concepts of Print, vocabulary, and comprehension.