Pre-Kindergarten Announcements

  • May 4, 2015

    The students' museum scavenger hunt at School was a success!  The children had fun finding famous artwork by artists they have studied all over Key School’s campus.
    Posted May 5, 2015

    The children are very engaged by our unit on birds. We are learning about many Maryland birds that live in our backyards or near the Chesapeake Bay. They are enjoying bird-watching walks on campus, making stained glass birds, and identifying different birds and their songs.

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  • April 27, 2015

    Posted April 27, 2015

    Last week, we celebrated Earth Week by participating in a School-wide litter research project. Our senior friends helped us collect, sort and count items of litter to determine which type of trash we found the most and problem-solve ways we could reduce this waste.

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  • April 14, 2015

    Posted April 16, 2015

    On Monday, Mrs. Fritz told the children about the style and techniques of famous artist, Henri Matisse. After listening to Henri’s Scissors by Jennette Winter and examining several of Matisse’s paper cut-outs, the children created their own imaginatve and colorful works of art.

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  • March 23, 2015

    Posted March 26, 2015

    We continued our unit on measurement this week. Children learn basic concepts of measurement when they measure objects. They can measure by making direct comparisons between objects, using standard units (inches, cups and scales) and non-standard units (cubes, links, and other manipulatives). Click to read letter.

  • March 16, 2015

    Posted March 31, 2015

    We read the MathStart book, Super Sand Castle Saturday, by Stuart J. Murphy and learned that it is important to use a measuring tool of consistent length to get an accurate measure. We discovered what happens when we use different sizes of pasta to measure the same item. The result is different numbers! This week we will shift our focus to measuring volume. Click to read letter.

  • Optimizing Children's Cognitive Development

    Posted October 23, 2014

    The recent New York Times article, "The Building Blocks of a Good Pre-K" provides timely food for thought as it was published right on the heels the First School parent program “Learning Through Play: What Research Has Found About Its Importance for Optimizing Cognitive Development.” The only thing the New York Times reporter missed was the opportunity to talk with Key’s own Erin Weiss, who led the well-received parent program last week. Click here to view a video of the program.

  • Pre-K 4 Cultural Enrichment Activity

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Pre-K 4 children are invited to embark on an After School Program journey that will build their global perspectives. Through interactive games, imaginary travel and cultural crafts, students enrolled in the Cultural Enrichment Activity will develop an understanding of the interconnectedness of our world community.

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