Our Day :.
Arrival - 7:45
activities, reading, limited cartoons (usually PBS) or optional rest
7:45 - 8:00
Scheduled bathroom visit
8:00 - 8:45
Breakfast, bus stop for school
8:45 - 10:45
Calendar Time, outdoor play, a walk, the park, inside free play, crafts,
games, or preschool activities
10:45 - 11:00
Clean-up time / scheduled bathroom visit
11:00 - 11:15
(Lunch prep) Transition Activity
11:45 - 12:15
Finish Lunch / Quiet reading time
12:15 - 1:00
Story time / Circle time
1:00 - 3:00
Quiet time / nap time
3:00 - 4:00
Scheduled bathroom visit/snack / outdoor play or inside free
4:00 - 5:00
Organized activity or outdoor play
Outdoor play :.
I have a huge, fenced, backyard play area with
swing set, basketball hoop, sandbox, climbers, playhouse, and many
toys. I also have a large driveway that we use for riding
toys, chalk, bubbles, jump rope, foursquare, scooters, basketball,
hula hoops, and many other activities. I have a large deck
with enough little tables to make picnics outside very comfortable.
I have many toys and activities that get rotated
regularly to keep the kids’ interest and keep them exploring and
learning in different ways. Whether it is Legos for building,
dolls for dramatic play, or my sensory table for science, you can be
sure it is in good condition, a fair amount for the number of
children I have, and easy for the kids to access.
I have adapted my own preschool curriculum using
a few different sources, including the formal preschool program,
Creative Curriculum. I teach the current writing
style for my school district and work on all of the kindergarten
readiness skills. I use Scholastic’s publications to
teach a new theme each week during the school year.
Weekly crafts or art projects are based on the
season, holiday, or a theme we are learning about.
Time / Circle Time :.
Reading to the kids is done
every day. I am a huge lover of reading. The kids get time each day
before I read to them to explore age appropriate books on their own.
Circle time is a favorite time for the kids. They get to learn
songs, sometimes about a holiday, season, or occasion.
sing some of their daily favorite songs put to motions like the days
of the week or months of the year.
We do letter
and number of the week review, color and shape of the week review,
and sign of the week and a theme of the week activity.
Among the hundreds of things we rotate
learning at circle time, a few are: hands of a clock, name
recognition, and sight words. Just by participating in circle time,
even younger kids learn skills like sitting, taking turns, paying
attention, and respecting others.
.: Welcome / Calendar Time :.
We do a daily welcome and calendar time each day.
We sing our welcome song, that has us share how we are feeling so
far that day, and also a song that correlates to our theme or
holiday that week. We learn how to count by 5's, by 10's, in pairs
and our #'s 1-20. Through a variety of fun ways we learn our colors
(Spanish also), shapes, addresses, letters and to recognize our
Organized Activities :.
Indoor active games
Interactive / exercise video
: Meals :
Breakfast ~ 8:00am - 8:45am
Lunch ~ 11:15am - 11:45am
Snack ~ 3:00pm - 4:00pm
*** Sample Menus ***
Pancakes, yogurt, blueberries, & milk
Cereal, banana, milk, & juice
Cinnamon rolls, orange slices, & milk
Breakfast bar, strawberries, yogurt, & milk
Hot ham & cheese sandwiches, Cuties,
cherry tomatores & carrots with dip, cookie, & milk
Tacos, rice, orange slices, fresh peach slices, salad
with ranch, & milk
Chicken nuggets, tater tots, apple slices,
corn, String cheese, & milk
Hot dog roll-up, French fries, grapes,
cantaloupe, & milk
Yogurt & fruit parfait
Peanut butter roll-up & milk
String cheese, apple, & water
Whole wheat crackers, string cheese, & water
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