Big Wood School
programs and classes

Fall Session 2018-2019

Dates: September 4, 2018-June 7, 2019

Big Wood School offers a variety of programs such as preschool, kindergarten, kindergarten supplement, study club, extended care and more. The purpose of the Big Wood School is to provide a quality education, the development of social skills, and provide an environment for the teaching of Christian values.  This will be accomplished on a day-to-day basis, in a fun and loving atmosphere.  

Throughout the school day, students enjoy age-appropriate activities in language arts, math, and science that relate to each week's theme. To enhance the learning process, teachers incorporate hands-on exploratory activities as well as field trips to a wide variety of places of local interest. School-wide events bring a new dimension to the year. Special weeks such as Science Week, Art Week, Disability Week allow students to experience various aspects of the basic theme. Our highlight of the year is our Annual Gallery Walk. For this special event, the school is transformed into a gallery of student art. Visitors enjoy an evening of music, games, and refreshments, culminating in an art auction featuring a professional auctioneer. By having art and music as integral parts of each day, children thrive in an environment that encourages creativity. With a dedicated and responsible staff Big Wood becomes the perfect place for children to grow in a safe and loving environment.

Programs

Morning programs(8:00 am-12:15 pm) are provided for children ages 18 months through Kindergarten. Children are involved in small groups which focus on the use of manipulative and experiential learning for concept and physical development. Social and emotional skills are promoted through the development of life skills and manners, loving mentoring relationships with teachers, supervised play, and the use of positive discipline- providing positive choices, developing respect for each other, using natural and logical consequences, developing problem solving abilities, etc. 

The extended care program(12:15- 5:30 pm) includes a lunch period, a nap option, a large motor program, developmental art, instrumental music and rhythms, free exploration stations and free outdoor play. Parents have the option of enrolling their kindergartners in our K supplement (after 11:00 am) and their children grades 1-3 in an afternoon Study Club(after 2:35 pm). Study skills will be taught and working on homework will be the goal, encouraging quality home time after a long day at work.