Our School Day

Our School Day

*Beginning September 2018*

7:30-8:30: Arrival and Open Play: the children choose from multiple different activities including building manipulatives, an art/drawing station, reading corner, dramatic play and sensory/discovery table activities.

8:30-9:30: Outdoor Play: (weather permitting) the children enjoy our beautiful outdoor play space filled with many opportunities for cooperative play and learning.

9:35-9:50: Morning Meeting: the children meet on the rug and participate in morning group activities, including calendar, weather, classroom jobs, a story relating to our curriculum, and a social building activity.

9:50-10:10: Snack: several healthy snack choices will be provided for the children choose from, including fresh fruits and vegetables. During this time the children will also work on social skills and independence as they learn to count out crackers and develop the motor skills to pour their own water.

10:15-11:15: Open Play: the children choose from multiple different activities including building manipulatives, an art/drawing station, reading corner, dramatic play and sensory/discovery table activities.

11:20-11:55 : Curriculum Presentation: each day, the children will be invited to the rug to engage in a specific activity related to the current curriculum. During this time, the children will discuss a topic, work on writing and fine motor skills, and participate in a project, dramatization, or brainstorm.

12:00: Morning session dismissal/children are invited to lunch: we encourage parents to send their child with a healthy and nutritious lunch that reinforces healthful eating habits.

12:00-1:00: Lunch: the children sit down with their peers to enhance and develop teacher facilitated social skills.

1:00-1:30: Outdoor Play: (weather permitting) the children enjoy our beautiful outdoor play space filled with many opportunities for cooperative play and learning.

1:30-2:30: Learning Centers: The children will rotate between 5-6 different skill-building centers to build upon and practice their emerging skill set. The centers will be different each day and work on a variety of pre-Kindergarten skills.

2:45-3:00: Daily Wrap-Up/Dismissal: The children will share their favorite part of the day an/or something new they learned

3:00-3:30: Extended Day (optional: $5/per day): The children have extra time to engage in open play or outdoor play (weather permitting).