Four Year Old Kindergarten (4K)

Grade: 4K 

Teachers: Mrs. Kris Bahr/ Mrs. Morgan Wolfe, Mrs. Ally Spors, and Ms. Becca Zobel

Schedule Options Include:  3 day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
half or full day -or- 5 day (Monday- Friday) half or full day.

Half schedule: 8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Full schedule:  8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wrap-around care available beginning 7 a.m. & ending 6 p.m


The 4K classrooms at DRLS offer a rich faith-filled learning environment. A loving atmosphere is provided to meet children’s social, physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual developmental needs. Our preschool program guides children in gaining healthy self-concepts and positive feelings about God and others. 

Our curriculum is a balanced approach of play-based learning opportunities, and teacher directed lessons. In free choice play, children may choose from a variety age-appropriate equipment, materials, and activities, such as dramatic play, blocks, manipulative play, and the use of sensory materials. Children also have opportunities to work on gross motor skills through indoor and outdoor activities and play time. 

Our literacy program incorporates themes and special days to enhance the curriculum and build excitement for learning.  Some of the special days include Fancy Day, the Teddy Bear Picnic, Penguin Day, and Book Character Day to name a few.

Songs, finger plays, stories, movement activities, and crafts are also utilized to enhance the children's learning.

  • 1) Field trips – Ebert’s Pumpkin Farm, Reichl Orthodontics Office, and Glacier Rock Petting Zoo and Farm 
  • 2) Technology – Our classrooms are equipped with new interactive Promethean boards.  
  • 3) Specials – Full-Day 4K students take part in weekly library and music classes.  
  • 4) Lunch Time- 4K classes eat at 12:00 in the cafeteria along with the other 5K - 2nd graders and have access to the hot lunch program.
  • 5)  Recess –All students participate in a morning recess and Full-Day students participate in an additional recess in the afternoon. 
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The PreK BRIDGES math program features playful lesson activities with hands-on exploration that utilize a variety of math tools.  The Bridges curriculum develops young learners mathematical thinking and reasoning skills through age-appropriate problems and investigations in the areas of numbers, operations, patterning, measurement, geometry, and data.  In February, we celebrate the 100th day of school in a big way!


Our “Let’s Find Out” Weekly Readers offer us a variety of social studies and science themes, such as community helpers, seasons, weather, holidays, animals, plants, and ocean. Science experiments and STEM projects are also a highlight for the students. They have built rafts for the Gingerbread Man, created sturdy towers for Rapunzel, learned to clean pennies, and expanded their powers of observation! 


Our Reading and Language Arts curriculum provides a fun balance between instruction and hands-on exploration.  The curriculum aligns with the Wisconsin state standards and also utilizes the Science of Reading best practices for the development of literacy skills.

.Our balanced literacy approach uses big books, trade books, chart stories, and songs to introduce letter identification formation and letter sounds.  Skills also covered are comprehension, sequencing, rhyming, story elements, and high frequency words. Children are exposed to many genres (fiction, non-fiction, and fairy tales) as they learn to enjoy good literature and reading!


The religion program is designed to teach children to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and to be able to tell others about Him.  Our students hear daily Bible stories, attend weekly chapel, learn how to pray, share the love of Jesus with others, and praise God through songs.

We utilize the ONE IN CHRIST curriculum (Concordia Publishing House).  A variety of materials and methods are used to teach a new Bible story each week.  The lessons begin with the Old Testament stories and follows sequentially through the New Testament.  Weekly family Bible sheets are also sent home so families are able to reinforce and extend the Bible lessons at home.