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Accelerated Literacy and Learning Program
A brief overview and summary of the Meadows Academy Accelerated Literacy and Learning Program is presented below.
Child must be 4 years old or turning 5 by March 31st of the current school year and toilet trained by the first day of school.
Primary Core Virtue
Specific Learning Outcomes
Goals include the following:
• Learn childrenʼs bible stories and songs.
• Gain a sense of right from wrong and integrate understanding into behavior.
• Recognize, identify, trace, and write the letters of the alphabet.
• Write the beginning letter of picture names.
• Say the beginning and end sounds of consonants.
• Know the vowel sounds (i.e., a, e, i, o, u).
• Know initial, medial, and final founds and practice for mastery.
• Read/write consonant-bowel blends (e.g., ba, be, bi, bo, bu) and practice for mastery.
• Read/write consonant-vowel-consonant words (e.g., cat, hat, sat, mat, rat) and practice reading 110 DOLCH sight words.
• Read words that end with blends and digraphs (e.g., words ending with ll, ss, ck, ng, nk).
• Read words with long vowel sounds (i.e., a, e, i, o, u).
• Understand spatial concepts (e.g., identify circle, square, triangle, oval) and rote count numbers 0 to 100.
• Identify number concepts from 0 to 100 (e.g., count, color, trace, and write numbers 0 to 100).
Sample Classroom Experiences
Specific experiences include the following:
• Talk about Godʼs beautiful creation like the solar system, parts of a plant, or evaporation.
• Participate in structured activities that strengthen cognitive skills through practice worksheets in reading,
writing, math, science, history, or social studies.
• Express ideas about a story through language-arts activities, dramatic play, or music and movement.
• Conduct science experiments, make observations, and discuss findings.
• Increase self-confidence and memory by reciting poems in class or on a stage.
• Chat with the teacher on a one-on-one basis to assess progress on specific activities from the Virtue of the Month Program at home and/or in school.
What Children Do at the School-Age Stage (4-5 years)
Typical behavior and development include the following:
• By this age, children are able to effectively articulate ideas using precise vocabulary in forming sentences.
• They know the alphabet, how to write big and small letters, and read three-letter words. They remember sight words (e.g., the, is, are) and can read simple sentences with guidance.
• They listen to stories intently and express how they feel about the story.
• Children at this stage think up big things with creative imaginations.
• They know how to copy simple shapes with a pencil or crayon.
• Children have the ability to work on simple puzzles (e.g., mazes on paper), match shapes (e.g., circle, rectangle, triangle, and square), do simple patterns, and sort objects by size, shape or color.
• They are able to dress themselves independently.
• They can run, jump, walk, hop, and move large muscles with well-balanced skills.
• They can use a spoon, fork, and knife with greater ease.
• They show good manners and right conduct.
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