The Importance of Friday Class

If your child is registered in the regular 2-4 day program, you can add a Friday class if your child is 4 years old as this is an important preparation class for Kindergarten. Friday class is something you don’t want to miss out on as this class is more focused and detailed. Pre-writing skills are developed only in the Friday class. And you’ll notice a difference with having the extra Friday class as this will prepare them more so for Kindergarten, with more development of listening skills, independence, and creativity, and confidence. Even the Kindergarten teachers have mentioned that the extra Friday class improves their transition to Kindergarten and notices a difference with the kids being more prepared and ready. 

Our focus in the Pre-Kindergarten class on Friday involves:

  • To further abilities to concentrate (sit down and listen)
  • Independently doing assignments (first listen to the instruction and then start working)
  • Active listening 
  • Patience (wait your turn and don’t get upset, if it’s not your turn to speak)
  • Speaking in front of the class
  • Learn how to manage feelings
  • Develop good manners
  • Discuss topics (voicing your opinion; accepting other kids opinion)
  • Paraphrasing stories (helps them comprehend) 
  • Working in groups (everyone matters to fulfill the task)
  • Number recognition and counting 1-10 (different way to show numbers)
  • Recognizing shapes, colors, opposites, and sizes
  • Practice cutting
  • Pre-writing skills (letter recognition, beginning sounds and writing of own name)  

We can’t stress enough how important the Friday class is. As you can see, there’s a lot more focus and attention in the Friday class to prepare them for Kindergarten.