Our Daily Schedule

9-9:15                Drop off
9:15-10:15         Active Exploration
9:30-10:15         Accelerated Pre K Morning Small Groups
10:15-10:30       Morning Circle                  

                            Introduction of theme              

10:30                   Snack

10:45-11:00        Story Time
10:45-11:30       Outdoor play
11:30 -12:00      Clean up/wash hands/Lunch
12:00-12:45        Afternoon story time
                           Accelerated Pre K and  small group work
                           Large Group- theme review,  story or songs 12:45-1:00          Dismissal

Monday                          Spanish  

Tuesday                         Short Stacks

Wednesday                    Sweet Feet Soccer
Thursdays                     Spanish

Sample Daily Lesson Plan
    Each day when your child arrives at school he or she will immediately get to work with age appropriate material.  For example, if your child is three, she would be welcomed in,  place back pack and lunch in appropriate places and choose to work with the blocks.  She may choose her work for this entire 45 minutes of individual and small group time or she my choose to go to the other centers and explore using hands on materials.  Teachers will guide and assist in the play and let your child learn at her own pace. During this time, your child's teacher will practice with letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. All lessons and activities are designed to meet the child at their specific level and areas of interest. 
     When we meet for Morning Circle Time, we introduce the theme for the day.  Each theme last between one and two weeks. The theme is thoroughly discussed and every child is given ample opportunity to manipulate, explore and create with materials within the planned environment.


Active Exploration (Center Choice time)
Active Exploration is a time focused on the theme for
the day.  For example, if our theme is Planting in the garden, your child will
have a chance to pick the preplanned activities.  

Math Exploration
matching flowers with correct colors
Counting flowers
sorting seeds
Reading/Listening Exploration
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
A Garden of Opposites by Nancy Davis
Writing Exploration
Creating a Flip book about growing a flower
Science Exploration
Planting Seeds
Art Exploration
Vegetable prints
Dramatic Play
Garden/Flower Shop

We also focus on our theme, in this case, planting in the garden, in our outdoor classroom.  Our children will have a chance to grow seeds, monitor each plant's progress, and transplant their seeds to our outdoor garden.  We love to use our veggies for snack time and the children enjoy eating what they have grown.  


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