Hey! This is our four-year-old class. Every day we have lots of fun at school while we learn and help our bodies, faith, and minds grow. Dancing and playing give our bodies the exercise we need. We hear about Jesus and His amazing love through Bible stories, singing, and music. We continue to build upon what we learned in the 3-year-old class by strengthening our fine motor skills, large motor skills, social and emotional skills, all while establishing a solid academic foundation. So come and see us sometime! We would love to have you become a part of our family!

What 4-year-olds should know before they go to Kindergarten

Spiritual Development

  1. Understands the central teachings of the Bible
  2. Can say a short, memorized prayer
  3. Respects others as God’s children
  4. Enjoys listening to Bible lessons
  5. Retells/recalls details from Bible lessons
  6. Demonstrates understanding of love and forgiveness, and is able to apply in conflict resolution
  7. Is able to memorize simple songs
  8. Loves to sing ans share bible songs with others
  9. Learns the Gospel in a nut shell and is able to share with others
  10. Is able to learn short bible passages and repeat
  11. Has a hunger to learn more of God’s Word
  12. Uses God’s “Golden Rules” in every day play with others

Physical Development

  1. Stretch arms high over head
  2. Twist at the waist
  3. Bend over and touch toes
  4. Walking downstairs with out holding onlto anything
  5. Walking upstairs with out holding onto anything
  6. Running between two points
  7. Balance – walking, running on a balance beam or tape
  8. Catching and throwing a ball (4ft distance)
  9. Catching and throwing a bean bag (6 ft distance)
  10. Jumping over a rope 10 inches off the floor
  11. Jumping from starting line (alternate feet and together)
  12. Hopping for distance of 10 feet (both, right then left legs)
  13. Crawling under a chair
  14. Sommersault
  15. Galloping
  16. Skipping
  17. Throwing (underhanded, right, left, over handed)
  18. Kick a ball (standing still, running)
  19. Hit a ball with a bat
  20. Being able to sing while performing a sequence of movements to the beat
  21. Be able to do an action while saing the body part at the same time (head, head/pat, pat)
  22. Can pedal a tricycle
  23. Climb up and down the play structures with ease
  24. Enjoying large motor acivities
  25. Balance standing on one foot and then the other (10 seconds)
  26. Walk backwards for 5 steps
  27. Uses scissors with ease and properly
  28. Is able to trace simple objects
  29. Strings or threads beads or spools
  30. Is able to use various writing tools with ease (crayon, marker, pencil, paint brush)
  31. Uses glue in an appropriate manner
  32. Handles small manipulatives (legos)
  33. Can put together a puzzle
  34. Holds a pencil correctlry
  35. Knows right from left (most of the time)
  36. Can clap hands together as a rhythm
  37. Buttons sclothes with ease
  38. Builds with blocks
  39. Draws and colors beyond a scribble
  40. Zips clothes
  41. Draws and cuts simple shapes
  42. Can draw a line from one object to another and stay in the lines
  43. Can copy simple patterns when drawn out (vertical line, cross, right oblique line and left oblique line, circle, rectangle, triangle, diamond)
  44. Can draw a person having a head eyes, nose, moth, body, arms, legs, fingers, or toes, clothing and hair)
  45. Can cut out simple shapes

Social/Emotional Development

  1. Aware of others feelings
  2. Exhibits cooperative behavior or attitude
  3. Is willing to speak in front of a group
  4. Seeks adult help when needed
  5. Works and plays well with others
  6. Participates in clean up
  7. Willing to share with classmates
  8. Willing to take turns with classmates
  9. Takes part in group activities
  10. Plays independently
  11. Follows school routine
  12. Is willing to try to dress him/herself
  13. Can sit quietly for activities that require it
  14. Makes choices and plans
  15. Solves problems with materials
  16. Initiates play
  17. Takes care of own personal needs
  18. Completes tasks independently
  19. Attempts to solve problems with minimal assistance
  20. Shown satisfaction in accomplishments
  21. Relates to adults
  22. Attempts to resolve interpersonal conflict
  23. Understands and expresses feelings appropriately
  24. Follows 3 step directions
  25. Listens/responds appropriately to requests
  26. Interacts comfortably with others
  27. Controls aggressive behavior
  28. Engages in cooperative play with peers
  29. changes activities without difficulty
  30. Accepts responsibility for own actions
  31. Identifies other children by name
  32. Be away from parents for 2-3 hours
  33. Looks forward to going to school
  34. Takes care of toilet needs independently
  35. Cares for own belongings
  36. meets visitors without shyness

Intellectual Development

  1. Is able to name the basic shapes – circle, square, rectangle, triangle, diamond, heart
  2. Is able to name the basic colors – red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, black, brown, gray, white, pink
  3. Understands concept of size – small, medium, large, little, big, biggest
  4. Knows age
  5. Listens to and understands speech
  6. Uses complex patterns of speech
  7. Shows awareness of sounds in words
  8. Demonstrates knowledge about books
  9. Names letter names and some sounds
  10. Interested in letters
  11. Sits for a story
  12. Enjoys being read too
  13. Understands concepts of print
  14. Can recognize own name
  15. Retells a simple story
  16. Interested in writing
  17. Writes name
  18. Is able to remember pictures from a page
  19. Repeats a 6-8 word sentence
  20. Pretends to read
  21. Can answer questions about a story
  22. Sings the alphabet song
  23. Recognizes some nursery rhymes
  24. Understands reading from left to right
  25. Can repeat a sequence of sounds
  26. Can repeat a sequence of numbers
  27. Has ease in talking
  28. Knows basic body parts – hands, eyes, fingers, toes, feet, ears, mouth, hair, chin, elbow, knees, shoulders, head
  29. Knows and can recognize #’s to 20
  30. Knows and can recognize letters
  31. Understands same and opposites
  32. Understands and can demonstrate likes and differences
  33. Can understand and do positional cues
  34. Sorts objects
  35. Identifies patterns
  36. Can count one-to-one correspondence and by rote
  37. Identifies position and direction
  38. Serration

Creative Development

  1. Feels and expresses a steady beat
  2. Enjoys moving to music and singing
  3. Knows the words of several children’s songs
  4. Listens to a variety of music
  5. Uses instruments correctly
  6. Makes and builds models
  7. Draws or paints pictures
  8. Enjoys using a variety of art mediums, colors, or textures