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PRESCHOOL ACADEMICS

Maranatha Christian Preschool offers a developmental program focused on academic practices. Our program allows children to engage with others in learning activities, including the ability to explore, create, experiment, observe, plan, analyze, reason, investigate, and question. Students are encouraged to enjoy creative expression as well as grow in their understanding of numeracy and language and literacy.

CURRICULUM DETAILS


August and September

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me so Much that God Made Me
Subthemes: 5 Senses | Self Awareness | Self Identity | Emotions

  • Learning Outcome: Separation and Trust
  • Character Trait: Obedience; Courage
  • Bible Verses: Psalm 139:14 “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” | Psalm 56:3  “When I am afraid, I will trust in you”       
  • Vocabulary: Classroom and Playground
  • Language: A, B, C, D
  • Math: 1, 2
  • Shape: Cross, Square
  • Color: Red
  • Habits of Mind: I celebrate who I am and what I can do
OCTOBER

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me so Much He Made the World
Subthemes: Seasons | Fall | Fire Safety | Friendship

  • Learning Outcome: Sharing, using our words for conflict resolution, names of my friends 
  • Character Trait: Kindness; Responsibility
  • Bible Verse: Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” | Proverbs 20:11 “Even small children are known by their actions” 
  • Vocabulary: Season of Fall and Safety 
  • Language: E, F, G
  • Math: 3, 4
  • Shape: Rectangle
  • Color: Orange
  • Habits of Mind: I am in awe of God, His word, and His creation
NOVEMBER

Big Idea Theme:  God Loves Me so Much He Gave Me My family
Subthemes: Places to live | Family roles | Responsibilities | Celebrations

  • Learning Outcome: Manners, thankfulness, and praying
  • Character Trait: Responsibility; Thankfulness
  • Bible Verse: Psalm 106:1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever”
  • Vocabulary: Thanksgiving
  • Language: H, I, J
  • Math: 5
  • Shape: Circle
  • Colors: Brown and Yellow 
  • Habits of Mind: I treat others with kindness and respect
DECEMBER

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave me Jesus
Subthemes: Mary and Joseph | Baby Jesus’ Birth | Angels, Shepherds and Wise Men | Candy Cane History and Symbolism | Gingerbread Man Story | Winter

  • Learning Outcome: Giving
  • Character Trait: Generosity
  • Bible Verse: Luke 2:7 “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the Inn. 
  • Vocabulary: Christmas 
  • Language: K, L
  • Math: 6
  • Shape: Semi-Circle
  • Colors: Christmas Colors
  • Habits of Mind: I am thankful for Jesus
JANUARY

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me My Friends and Community
Subthemes: Community Helpers | Winter | Winter Animals – i.e. Penguins, Polar Bears | Hibernation and Habitats | Snow and Snowman | Gingerbread Man Story | Martin Luther King Jr. | Dental Hygiene

  • Learning Outcome: Helping others
  • Character Trait: Honesty; Prayer
  • Bible Verse: Ephesians 4:25 “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” 
  • Vocabulary: Winter, Community Helpers
  • Language: M, N, O
  • Math: 7
  • Shape: Oval
  • Color: White
  • Habits of Mind: I do my best 
FEBRUARY

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me the Kingdom
Subthemes: Sharing | Kindness | Love | Valentine’s Day | Black History Month | President’s Week | Money | 100th Day | Nursery Rhymes

  • Learning Outcome: Showing love
  • Character Trait: Prayer; Trust
  • Bible Verse: Psalm 4:3 “But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The Lord will hear when I call to Him.”
  • Psalm 31:14 “But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.” 
  • Vocabulary: Meaning of Love
  • Language: P, Q, R
  • Math: 8
  • Shape: Heart
  • Color: Pink
  • Habits of Mind: I am a good friend
MARCH

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave me New Life
Subthemes: Easter (switch March and April’s Theme, Bible Verse, and Bible Story depending on where Easter lies) | Spring | Farm | Dr. Seuss | St. Patrick’s Day and 3 leaf clover Trinity symbolism

  • Learning Outcome: Change is good and it is OK
  • Character Trait: Contentment; Forgiveness
  • Bible Verse: Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
  • John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” 
  • Vocabulary: Season of Spring
  • Language: S, T, U
  • Math: 9
  • Shape: Triangle
  • Color: Green
  • Habits of Mind: I practice self-control
APRIL

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me the World to Explore
Subthemes: Easter (switch March and April’s Theme, Bible Verse, and Bible Story depending on where Easter lies) | Transportation |  Planting and Gardening | Spiders and Insects | Earth Day | Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • Learning Outcome: Listening
  • Character Trait: Respect
  • Bible Verse: Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” 
  • Vocabulary: Transportation
  • Language: V, W, X
  • Math: 10
  • Shape: Star
  • Color: Purple
  • Habits of Mind: I forgive myself and others
MAY

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me the World of Animals
Subthemes: Animals | Rainforest | Oceans | Safari, Jungle, Zoo | Household Pets | Mother’s Day

  • Learning Outcome: Taking care of God’s creatures
  • Character Trait: Patience
  • Bible Verse: James 5:8 “You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.” 
  • Vocabulary: Animals
  • Language: Y, Z
  • Math:1-10, Animal classifications
  • Shape: Diamond
  • Color: Blue
  • Habits of Mind: I practice self-control

August and September

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much that God Made Me

  • Learning Outcome: Students will share their special attributes about themselves
  • Character Trait: Obedience; Courage
  • Bible Verses: Psalm 139:14 “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. | Psalm 56:3  “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.”                           
  • Vocabulary: Names of:  body parts / emotions / abilities
  • Language: Ll, Ff, Ee (3’s-recognizing upper case; Pre-K-recognizing upper and lower case)
  • Math: 1, 2, 3
  • Shape: Cross, Square
  • Color: Red
  • Habits of Mind: I celebrate who I am and what I can do
OCTOBER

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Made the World 

  • Learning Outcome: Students describe attributes and significance of their world 
  • Character Trait: Kindness; Responsibility
  • Bible Verse: Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
  • Proverbs 20:11 “
  • Vocabulary: Names of:  seasons/ friendships/ fire safety
  • Language: Hh, Tt, Ii, Uu (3’s-recognizing upper case; Pre-K-recognizing upper and lower case)  
  • Math: 4, 5, 6
  • Shape: Rectangle
  • Color: Orange
  • Habits of Mind: I am in awe of God, His word, and His creation
NOVEMBER

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me My Family

  • Learning Outcome: Students value their family contributions
  • Character Trait: Responsibility; Thankfulness
  • Bible Verse: Psalm 106:1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever.”
  • Vocabulary: Names of family members, celebrations, descriptions of family members
  • Language: Cc, Oo, Qq (3’s – recognizing upper case; Pre-K – recognizing upper and lower case)
  • Math: 7, 8, 9
  • Shape: Circle
  • Colors: Brown and Yellow 
  • Habits of Mind: I treat others with kindness and respect
DECEMBER

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me Jesus

  • Learning Outcome: Students will desire to learn, love, and share thoughts and feelings about Jesus
  • Character Trait: Generosity
  • Bible Verse: Luke 2:7 “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn. 
  • Vocabulary: Names of nativity characters, Christmas items, winter
  • Language: Gg, Ss, Jj (3’s – recognizing upper case; Pre-K – recognizing upper and lower case)
  • Math: 1 – 10
  • Shape: Semi-Circle
  • Colors: Christmas Colors
  • Habits of Mind: I am thankful for Jesus
January

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me so Much He Gave Me My Friends and Community

  • Learning Outcome: Students can describe what a good friend looks like and ways community helpers contribute
  • Character Trait: Honesty; Prayer
  • Bible Verse: Ephesians 4:25 “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” 
  • Vocabulary: Names of community helpers
  • Language: Dd, Pp, Bb (3’s – recognizing upper case; Pre-K – recognizing upper and lower case)
  • Math: 11, 12
  • Shape: Oval
  • Color: White
  • Habits of Mind: I do my best 
FEBRUARY

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me the Kingdom

  • Learning Outcome: Students will understand God’s love for us and how to love others
  • Character Trait: Prayer; Trust
  • Bible Verse: Psalm 4:3 “But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The Lord will hear when I call to Him.” | Psalm 31:14 “But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.” 
  • Vocabulary: Names of Presidents, money, Black history
  • Language: Rr, Kk, Aa (3’s – recognizing upper case; Pre-K – recognizing upper and lower case)
  • Math: 13, 14
  • Shape: Heart
  • Color: Pink
  • Habits of Mind: I am a good friend
march

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me New Life

  • Learning Outcome: Students are exposed to new life in their world and identify changes
  • Character Trait: Contentment; Forgiveness
  • Bible Verse: Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
  • John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” 
  • Vocabulary: Farm animal names, signs of spring, rhyming words
  • Language: Vv, Mm, Nn (3’s – recognizing upper case; Pre-K – recognizing upper and lower case)
  • Math:15, 16
  • Shape: Triangle
  • Color: Green
  • Habits of Mind: I practice self-control
April

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me the World to Explore

  • Learning Outcome: Students are able to express various ways to get around and explore their world
  • Character Trait: Respect
  • Bible Verse: Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” 
  • Vocabulary: Transportation words, Parts of a plant / life cycle words, insect and spider words
  • Language: Ww, Xx, Yy (3’s – recognizing upper case; Pre-K – recognizing upper and lower case)
  • Math: 17, 18
  • Shape: Star
  • Color: Purple
  • Habits of Mind: I forgive myself and others
MAY

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me the World of Animals

  • Learning Outcome: Students demonstrate awareness and enjoyment of animals
  • Character Trait: Patience
  • Bible Verse: James 5:8 “You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.” 
  • Vocabulary: Names and categories of animals/ characteristics of animals
  • Language: Zz, Review A-Z
  • Math:19, 20
  • Shape: Diamond
  • Color: Blue
  • Habits of Mind: I practice self-control

August and September

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me so Much that God Made Me

  • Learning Outcome: Students will share their special attributes about themselves
  • Character Trait: Obedience; Courage
  • Bible Verses: Psalm 139:14 “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. | Psalm 56:3  “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.”                           
  • Vocabulary: Names of:  body parts / emotions / abilities
  • Language: Ll, Ff, Ee (3’s-recognizing upper case; Pre-K-recognizing upper and lower case)
  • Math: 1, 2, 3
  • Shape: Cross, Square
  • Color: Red
  • Habits of Mind: I celebrate who I am and what I can do
OCTOBER

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Made the World 

  • Learning Outcome: Students describe attributes and significance of their world 
  • Character Trait: Kindness; Responsibility
  • Bible Verse: Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
  • Proverbs 20:11“
  • Vocabulary: Names of:  seasons/ friendships/ fire safety
  • Language: Hh, Tt, Ii, Uu (3’s-recognizing upper case; Pre-K-recognizing upper and lower case)  
  • Math: 4, 5, 6
  • Shape: Rectangle
  • Color: Orange
  • Habits of Mind: I am in awe of God, His word, and His creation
NOVEMBER

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me My Family

  • Learning Outcome: Students value their family contributions
  • Character Trait: Responsibility; Thankfulness
  • Bible Verse: Psalm 106:1 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever.”
  • Vocabulary: Names of family members, celebrations, descriptions of family members
  • Language: Cc, Oo, Qq (3’s – recognizing upper case; Pre-K – recognizing upper and lower case)
  • Math: 7, 8, 9
  • Shape: Circle
  • Colors: Brown and Yellow 
  • Habits of Mind: I treat others with kindness and respect
DECEMBER

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me Jesus

  • Learning Outcome: Students will desire to learn, love, and share thoughts and feelings about Jesus
  • Character Trait: Generosity
  • Bible Verse: Luke 2:7 “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn."
  • Vocabulary: Names of: Nativity characters / Christmas items/ Winter
  • Language: Gg, Ss, Jj (3’s – recognizing upper case; Pre-K – recognizing upper and lower case)
  • Math: 1 – 10
  • Shape: Semi-Circle
  • Colors: Christmas Colors
  • Habits of Mind: I am thankful for Jesus
JANUARY

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me so Much He Gave Me My Friends and Community

  • Learning Outcome: Students can describe what a good friend looks like and ways community helpers contribute
  • Character Trait: Honesty; Prayer
  • Bible Verse: Ephesians 4:25 “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” 
  • Vocabulary: Names of community helpers
  • Language: Dd, Pp, Bb (3’s – recognizing upper case; Pre-K – recognizing upper and lower case)
  • Math: 11, 12
  • Shape: Oval
  • Color: White
  • Habits of Mind: I do my best 
FEBRUARY

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me the Kingdom

  • Learning Outcome: Students will understand God’s love for us and how to love others
  • Character Trait: Prayer; Trust
  • Bible Verse: Psalm 4:3 “But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The Lord will hear when I call to Him.”
  • Psalm 31:14 “But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.” 
  • Vocabulary: Names of Presidents, money, Black history
  • Language: Rr, Kk, Aa (3’s – recognizing upper case; Pre-K – recognizing upper and lower case)
  • Math: 13, 14
  • Shape: Heart
  • Color: Pink
  • Habits of Mind: I am a good friend
MARCH

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me New Life

  • Learning Outcome: Students are exposed to new life in their world and identify changes
  • Character Trait: Contentment; Forgiveness
  • Bible Verse: Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
  • John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” 
  • Vocabulary: Farm animal names, signs of spring, rhyming words
  • Language: Vv, Mm, Nn (3’s – recognizing upper case; Pre-K – recognizing upper and lower case)
  • Math:15, 16
  • Shape: Triangle
  • Color: Green
  • Habits of Mind: I practice self-control
APRIL

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me So Much He Gave Me the World to Explore

  • Learning Outcome: Students are able to express various ways to get around and explore their world
  • Character Trait: Respect
  • Bible Verse: Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” 
  • Vocabulary: Transportation words/ Parts of a plant/life cycle words/ Insect and Spider words
  • Language: Ww, Xx, Yy (3’s – recognizing upper case; Pre-K – recognizing upper and lower case)
  • Math: 17, 18
  • Shape: Star
  • Color: Purple
  • Habits of Mind: I forgive myself and others
MAY

Big Idea Theme: God Loves Me so Much He Gave Me the World of Animals

  • Learning Outcome: Students demonstrate awareness and enjoyment of animals
  • Character Trait: Patience
  • Bible Verse: James 5:8 “You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.” 
  • Vocabulary: Names and categories of animals/ characteristics of animals
  • Language: Zz, Review A-Z
  • Math:19, 20
  • Shape: Diamond
  • Color: Blue
  • Habits of Mind: I practice self-control