Typical Day at Preschool

3's/Young 4's Class

older 4's/young 5's Class

Playground: We begin our day outside on the playground where children can climb, run, and explore nature.  The school provides Oakiwear and rain boots so that we may go outside even on wet or rainy days.
Snack time: Following the playground, we head indoors for a school-provided snack, which we serve family style so that the children can learn how to sit at the table as a group, develop table manners,  and to promote vocabulary development through conversation.
Circle time: After snack we meet in a circle where we read a book aloud, develop pre-reading skills, work on counting, play games, and expose children to social norms of the preschool setting.
Small group time: Working in small groups allows students to receive individual attention to develop fine motor skills like drawing, cutting, and pre-writing.  We also investigate science and math concepts through hands-on exploration and inquiry.
Free choice time:  During free choice, the children may explore the Activity room, Art Room, and Block Room where they can engage in pretend play, creativity,  and problem solving while learning skills of self-regulation.
Music and movement:  After free choice, we gather again as a whole group for music and movement.  We sing songs, develop coordination and rhythm, and play instruments.
Lunch: Students sit down to lunch in the Activity Room where they eat a lunch they bring from home.  We practice opening and closing containers, sitting at the table as a group, and discuss what we learned and loved at school that day.
Pick-up: Students will be prepared for dismissal and escorted to the front of the building for curb-side pick-up.

Sign in: Each day the children enter the classroom and work on their writing skills by practicing their names, the names of their family and friends, and personal information (like phone numbers and addresses).

Small group time: We begin our day working in small groups; this time allows students to receive individual attention while we work on literacy, math, science, art and fine motor skills with an emphasis on skill-building. We will use this time to utilize the Handwriting Without Tears program, play games, and more! 

Circle time: After snack we meet in a circle where we work on our calendar skills, daily counting, act out stories and sing songs, share news, and engage in active planning for our free choice time.

Snack time: Following small group, we will have our school-provided snack, which we serve family style so that the children can learn how to sit at the table as a group, develop table manners, and to promote vocabulary development through conversation.

Free choice time:  During free choice, the children explore the Activity Room and large foyer gross motor space where they can engage in pretend play, creativity, and problem solving while learning skills of self-regulation.

Recall and Class jobs: After free choice, we gather again as a whole group to discuss our work for the day, children complete their class jobs with the help of the teacher and peers, and we prepare for lunch. 

Lunch: Children eat a lunch they bring from home.  We practice opening and closing containers, working on kindergarten readiness skills, and developing independence and self-sufficiency including cleaning up after themselves at the end of lunch. 

Playground: We finish our day outside on the playground where children can climb, run, and explore nature.  The school provides Oakiwear and rain boots so that we are able to go outside even on wet or rainy days.

Pick-up: Students will meet their waiting adults on the playground for dismissal. 

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