Welcome to


Our Lady Star of the Sea School

PO Box 560 / 90 Alexander Lane, Solomons, Maryland 20688  

Phone (410) 326-3171  Email: olssschool@comcast.net  Fax (410) 326-9478

MATH:
Children learn to identify and count quantities up to 10, count orally with larger quantities of numbers, use one-to-one correspondence when counting, describe math terms such as first, last, half, none, and all, more, and less.  They will learn simple adding and subtracting of numbers, categorizing objects, positional words, measuring, shapes, and sizes.  

LANGUAGE ARTS:  
Pre-K begins working on recognizing that print carries a message or a concept.  They will identify letters of the alphabet and their sounds, and put these letter sounds into words.  They will recognize their names in print. Students will build a foundation of reading using a variety of materials to obtain information through their exposure to books and stories.  They will find ways to care for their books, describe what happened in stories, as well as make predictions of what might happen.  They will develop good listening skills, share information and be able to speak in longer sentence length and find creative ways to tell stories of their own.

HANDWRITING:  
We use Handwriting without Tears to teach the fundamentals of handwriting.  This includes appropriate hand positioning of paper and pencil, correct letter formations, and left to right sequencing.  Students use written symbols to express their ideas.  

Curriculum:

Pre-K Schedule

TIME
MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY
THURSDAYFRIDAY
  7:45 - 8:15
Arrival/JournalsArrival/JournalsArrival/Journals
Arrival/JournalsArrival/Journals 
  8:15 - 9:00
MusicLibraryComputer/Art
Morning Circle/Handwriting
Liturgy or Morning Circle
  9:00 - 9:20
Morning CircleMorning Circle
Morning Circle
Physical Education 8:45-9:30
Small Groups
  9:20-  9:50
Small Groups (Math/Reading)

Small Groups

Small GroupsSnack 9:30-9:45

Snack 9:10-9:25 

Recess 9:25-9:45 

  9:50-10:10
SnackSnackSnackSpanish 9:45-10:309:45-10:30 Computer/Art
10:10-10:30
RecessRecessRecess
Spanish 9:45-10:30
Recess
10:30-10:45
ReligionReligionReligionSmall Groups 10:30-11:00Religion
10:45-11:00
SciencePK ArtScience/Social StudiesSmall Groups 10:30-11:00Show & Tell
11:00-11:30

Learning Center/

Handwriting

Learning Center/

Handwriting

Learning Center/Handwriting
Learning Center

Learning Center

11:35-12:05
LunchLunchLunch
LunchLunch
12:05-12:30
RecessRecessRecessRecessRecess
12:30-12:45
Story TimeStory TimeStory TimeStory Time
Story Time
12:45- 1:45
Rest
Rest
Rest
Rest
Rest
  1:45- 2:00
Fine/Gross Motor ActivitiesFine/Gross Motor ActivitiesFine/Gross Motor ActivitiesFine/Gross Motor ActivitiesFine/Gross Motor Activities
  2:00- 2:30
Academic ReviewAcademic ReviewAcademic ReviewAcademic ReviewAcademic Review
  2:30- 2:45
Prepare for DismissalPrepare for DismissalPrepare for DismissalPrepare for DismissalPrepare for Dismissal


SOCIAL STUDIES: 
The children develop an awareness of time relating to the past, present, and future, and begin to understand days of the week, months, and seasons. They discover ways to conduct themselves in the community through good communication, turn-taking, and polite use of words.  They recognize differences and similarities of the people around us and in the world.  They find ways to take care of the environment around us.  

SCIENCE: 
Children are given opportunities to become natural scientists as they observe and investigate the world around them.  They observe and describe objects with their senses; use scientific tools to conduct experiments, measure, classify, and use charts and graphs. They explore, observe, and learn to take care of a variety of live plants and animals.

RELIGION:
The Pre-K class uses Sadlier Religion’s “Discovering God’s World”, a faith-development preschool program specifically for four-year olds that incorporates hands-on activities, Scripture, and prayer in illustrated pages. Activities focus on faith development through language, games, and visual, motor, and listening skills.


SPANISH:
Students are introduced to Spanish and learn basic greetings, numbers to 10, shapes, colors and parts of the face. They also learn the Sign of the Cross and a children’s prayer in Spanish.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
Children start PE classes with movement education, both locomotor and non-locomotor (gross motor skills). They begin to play interactive running games and tag-type games, and also begin working on ball skills, such as dribbling (foot and hand), rolling, tossing, overhand throw, kicking, striking, catching (using hands and manipulatives), and volleying. Fun games include parachute, scooter, hula-hoop, and beanbag play.

MUSIC:
Young children begin to sing melodic patterns and songs, and learn the basics of rhythm, beat, melody, and dynamics using traditional folk songs from various countries. Movement, instruments, and games reinforce learned concepts in an ensemble group setting.  Performance etiquette is introduced and reinforced through school performances.

ART:
Young children begin to learn how to express their feelings, thoughts, and views through art. The ability to use symbols in art is an important milestone in cognitive development, and art enhances children’s ability to interpret symbols. Working with art materials offers children opportunities to learn about color, shape, design, and texture. As children draw, paint, and make collages they experiment with color, line, shape, and size. In addition to artwork and crafts that are an integral part of the PreK program, the PreK has a formal Art class with OLSS's Art Instructor once a week.

LIBRARY:
Children visit the OLSS Library once a week to hear stories read by our Librarian, and to check books out.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN for 4 year olds:

Half Day 8:00-11:30am or Full Day 8:00am-3:00pm