Barbara Wacholz


 

ARRIVAL:

Class begins each day inside the Lil' Blessings preschool classroom. Adults dropping off their students take the children inside to sign them in for the day, and to assist in putting away backpacks and extra clothes. Students then participate in one of the morning activities.

 

FREE CHOICE TIME:

Students have at least 60 minutes of uninterrupted time to choose an activity among the different interest areas within the classroom. As result, students develop longer attention spans and gain competency with specific tasks. 

 

GROUP MEETING:

Students join in conversation, engage in music and movement activities, listen to stories, sing songs, and participate in other whole group activities.

 

SMALL GROUP:

Teacher -directed activities occur in small groups, giving students the chance to ask more questions and allowing teachers to evaluate each child's needs and progress. This setting also gives teachers the opportunity to focus on a skill set, promoting individual learning.

 

*Religion: See Plan-book

*PE: See Plan-book

*Stream: See Plan-book

SNACK:

Teacher and students eat family style- preparing and serving nutrional food, then enjoying time together.

 

ENDING GROUP MEETING:

Students and teacher gather on the carpet to reflect on the day's activities and then prepare for recess and going home for the day.

Students will use the restroom, pack up their backpack and dress appropriately for the weather.

 

 

OUTDOOR PLAY:

Students enjoy supervised, unstructured playtime on the playground. Students will have time for running, climbing, playing games and outdoor toys.

 

 

*GROUP EXPLORATION:

Pre-planned activities. See Plan-book

Students participate in walks to the parks, museum, and library. Students will be experiencing other community locations on our field trips.

 

*SEE PLAN-BOOK