SPECIAL CLASSES

Drama, Music and Physical Education

About Drama Class

All ages at Binkley experience a gentle, age appropriate introduction to the performing arts. Whether it is pretending to be an autumn leaf, or a tiger in the circus, we believe drama allows the children to develop confidence, speaking skills and creative expression.

Every spring, each of our classes perform a small show for family and friends. Our two year olds act out the "Three Little Pigs." Our three year olds perform classic Nursery Rhymes and our fours put on an entire circus!

In addition, the Binkley fours classes participate in a Drama "workshop" weekly where they enjoy extending a picture book story using their imagination to act and explore. We learn and have fun using stories such as Big Pumpkin, Going on a Leaf Hunt, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Gingerbread Man, and Caps for Sale.

About Music Class

Music class is held weekly with Mrs. Alberda. Her goals with the Binkley children include the following:

  • musical goals such as the enjoyment of music, exposure to a variety of
  • musical styles as well as musical instruments, aural skills, understanding of basic musical concepts
  • social skills such as turn-taking, working in groups, listening to and following directions
  • gross and fine motor skills
  • content area learning

About Physical Education

Our days at Binkley are busy! We incorporate music and movement into much of our planning. Each class enjoys outdoor play on our wonderful playgrounds daily.

In addition, our 4 year old classes enjoy a Physical Education Class with Mrs. Leonard each week.The primary goal of the Physical Education program at Binkley Preschool is to teach children the importance of being active and having fun at the same time! During this time the children use their gross motor skills (jumping, skipping, dancing, kicking, galloping, running, and more), learn about teamwork, and learn the importance of physical fitness.

Pamela Alberda

Music and Spanish