Our day begins as soon as the students walk in the door and hang up their belongings. They will then walk into the classroom and start their day.
Here we introduce the daily themes—topic for the day, songs, weather, and calendar. We also have a student discussion and “question-this” portion which will be led by students.
Students work on worksheets designed for the day’s theme.
Listening to stories both aloud and books on CD. Books are chosen to correlate with the days theme.
Students will work on an art project consisting of either painting, cutting, gluing, or coloring. This helps increase students self-esteem by being able to their own project.
Students explore free play in groups or individually. All children are free to choose areas of interest through the use of table toys, manipulatives, blocks, Legos, puzzles. We encourage variety and individuality and applaud accomplishments.
Hands are washed and then snack time. Parents participate with their children by providing snack on an assigned day. Children love to share with classmates! We encourage healthy foods and try to avoid sugary snacks.
Gross Motor Skills / Large Group Activity
During this time we will engage in outdoor play, exploring nature, freeze dance, dramatic play, parachute play, and more.
We go outside every day, unless it is too cold. Our fenced playground provides a stimulating, safe arena for large motor development and exploration. We also explore fun in the sand with diggers and sand toys. On special days we ride bikes on protected areas of the black top. Negotiating skills flourish here, with children taking turns on bikes, swings, climbers and slides.
Dismissal for Students leaving at 11:30am and Goodbye Song
We wait for parents in room one and we encourage parents to join us there. All projects will be clipped on our hallway “clothesline” after each session. Please take your time to discuss and praise your child’s efforts. They are very proud of their creations.
Our program is a genuine balance of fun, play, learning and socializing which attempts to meet growing developmental needs of each child. We encourage parents to comment on our program. We value your talents, ideas and contributions.
Extended Day until 1:00pm
Our extended day allows children extra time to play, share and enjoy lunch together. Lunch at school gives children an additional opportunity to practice their Kindergarten readiness skills. We close our program with a story or independent book time. All projects and notices will be clipped on our hallway “clotheslines” after each session. Please take the time to discuss and praise your child’s efforts. They are very proud of their creations!