Flow of the Day

Greeting, Sign-In, Journal, Free Play, Drawing 

Teachers meet children and parents and exchange greetings

Children recognize and write their names

Children work with puzzles and games

Children express themselves through drawings

Children draw and write in their journals about an assortment of topics

 

Breakfasts (AM Snack)

Children are responsible for serving and scraping themselves

 

Circle Time (Calendar, Weather, Songs, Poems, Oral Language Development)

Teacher-child interactive discussion

Today’s plan of action and events

Review day to day matters

Oral Language Development activities

Introduction to new topics

Children will have time for self-expression

 

Gross Motor Development

Children have scheduled visits to the roof play area, the garden play area, the local park and the big playroom.

Children engage in both indoor/outdoor activities

Children jump, run, ride tricycles, swing, play ball.

Children have a choice of directed group activities or free play.

 

Choice Time (Learning Centers)

Children are actively engaged in learning center activities.

The centers consist of Blocks, Dramatic Play, Math, Manipulative, Table Toys, Puzzles,

Sand and Water Play, Library, Listening Center, Art, Painting Wood Working, Science,

Computers, Felt Board.

The teachers, facilitating children’s involvement provides a balance of

Open-ended, child initiated opportunities, along side teacher-directed

Activities focused on projects of inquiry or theme-based activities for

Small groups of children.

Teacher interaction and observation

Hands-on activities are also planned in small groups.

A 5-10 Minute clean up is built into this time.

 

 Story Time

Teacher chooses one of a select approved group of titles to read to the children daily

 

Music and Movement and Gross Motor Activities

At this time children engage in dance, exercise, yoga, games and other

Gross motor activities.

Children learn new songs and get to work those large motor skills.

Integrated Sparks Program

                                               

Interactive Story Time

Following the teachers reading, the children select an emergent storybook

Title and read either alone, with a partner or with a small group.

In small groups children share stories that their parents have read to them at home.

 

Instructional Meal (Lunch Time)

Children and teacher eat a nutritious meal family style.

Children are responsible for setting, sewing and scrapping their dishes

 

Recall Time

Teachers and children come together in the meeting area to discuss what will happen tomorrow.

This is also a time to sing favorite songs and act out favorite finger plays

Children are encouraged to select a book to take home

Children dress themselves and say goodbye to their classmates and teachers

 

Interactive small group activities

Children break into small groups and participate in an assortment of interactive

activities.

Interactive Small group activities: Science experiments/Documentations. Games,

Math Manipulative, Story Telling, Story Reenactment, Cooking, Neighborhood, Walks or Visits.

 

Nap Time

Children rest comfortably with their own sheets and blankets on individual cots

Soft music is played to help the children to relax and rest

Comfort devices such as teddy bears and blankets are welcome

 

Instructional Meal (Supper Time)

Children and teacher eat a nutritious meal family style.

Children are responsible for setting, sewing and scrapping their dishes

 

 

Choice Time II /Sensory Interaction/Library Time

Children chose centers (See above)

Children visit Sensory Areas Located throughout the building where they are able to paint, create, work of arts and     crafts and woodworking activities, engage in Sand and water Play; make use of a light table

Children will have this time to look through the library and select any book they are interested in.

Children will use the skills they learn through mini-lessons during circle time on   book handling and usage.

The Educational Assistant can read to small groups at this time.

 

Gross Motor Development

Children have scheduled visits to the roof play area, the garden play area, the local park and the big playroom.

Children engage in both indoor/outdoor activities

Children jump, run, ride tricycles, swing, play ball.

Children have a choice of directed group activities or free play.

 

Story Time

Read aloud and /or shared reading with interactive discussion

 

Read Aloud Dramatization

Teachers will supply children with another read aloud.

Teachers will provide this opportunity through puppets, flannel board,

masks and costumes for the children to dramatize these stories.

Children will act out and learn songs

Children will learn about poetry and learn to act it out as well.

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