Special attention is given to the youngest members of Immanuel Lutheran School where they learn the essentials required to prepare them for their elementary years. Children learn the basic skills including the alphabet, numbers and motor skills. They listen to stories told from the Bible, learn to color and sing, and are taught how to write their names. Socially, they interact with one another during playtime and learn the value of mutual respect.
Pre-K and kindergarten students are able to take part in the Big Friend/little friend program in which they are mentored by Immanuel Lutheran’s older students. They are introduced to the main elementary school building by taking frequent trips to the school’s gymnasium and library. By the time they reach the end of kindergarten they are ready and willing to transition to first grade.
Our half-day Pre-K program focuses on learning through play. Students learn literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts in a play-based environment. Most importantly, students learn basic Bible stories, verses, and songs. Currently we offer one section of pre-K for age 3 and three sections of pre-K for age 4.
We offer a full-day kindergarten program builds on the early childhood skills introduced in Pre-K. Students participate in special classes such as music, PE, Spanish, and art. Additionally, kindergarten students can participate in piano lessons during the school day and the Praire Pals program after school.
Kindergarteners have special classes weekly or biweekly. Room parents help coordinate class parties.
There are several ways that teachers and parents can partner together: