Little Lukes certified educators present a variety of math concepts and skills that build throughout the school year. At the beginning of the year, the math activities capitalize on the energy and excitement young students have as they enter their first day of Preschool by providing a playful and active, yet carefully sequenced structure through which children progress.
Throughout the school year, Little Lukes preschool students will learn about the four core ideas: rote counting, one-to-one correspondence (one object paired with one number word), cardinality (how many objects in a set), and written numerals. We teach these four core ideas through a variety of activities including hands-on exploration, games, center activities, and more.
In centers and during classroom play, children will learn to identify, describe, sort, compare, and create two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) shapes and objects. As the year progresses, Little Lukes preschoolers will be challenged to build on their work with numbers through 5 to understand and count 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 objects.
Little Lukes preschool children may learn to identify measurable attributes of objects in terms of length, weight, and capacity. Students will learn words such as "small, big, short, tall, empty, full, heavy, and light." By spring, students will begin work with operations, focusing on addition and subtraction stories with numbers 1 through 5. Students will also learn to write numerals and explore patterns. Lessons are differentiated to help meet the needs of all the children.
Little Lukes Preschool has daily circle time, an opportunity to learn about the calendar (months of the year, days of the week), counting, singing, dancing, weather, and more. To celebrate 100 days of school, Little Lukes preschoolers can create a project with 100 items, or bring 100 items to school to share as they learn the concept of 100.