Arrival: Students organize their belongings by unpacking their lunch kit & library book. They hang coat and backpack and put on their indoor shoes.
Table time: while we wait for all the children to arrive & get organized there are fun learning activities placed at all 3 tables for students to chose from. (ie: puzzles, drawing, counting games, nuts and bolts to build with, geoboards...)
Group time: When the students are all here we clean up the activities at the tables and come to the carpet for: -attendance -calendar with daily helper -new letter learning (once/week) -new number learning (once/week) -a story/songs -craft learning; follow the monthly themes (bears, spring, fall, apples, fairytales...)
Playtime: Students play and explore the following centres; train table, duplo, blocks, house/restaurant/grocery store, cars/trucks, drawing/stamps/stencils, dollhouse, playmobile, puzzles, counting boxes, playdough and many more activities available for students to chose.
During playtime the teacher calls students to a table in small groups to learn the weekly letter (4 year olds) or the weekly number or to complete a craft or art project. Parent volunteers will call students to chose a new library book and often parent volunteers are leading students through a craft as well.
Clean up: Students clean up their own mess and then help a friend clean up so the classroom is ready for the next class.
Story: classroom books follow the monthly themes.
Snack: We all wash hands and then each child will get their lunch kit from their cubby. Children will have 2 or 3 healthy, nut free snacks to chose from and water to drink. Snack is a social time where children can visit with their friends while eating. After each child is finished eating they will pack their lunch kit in their backpack.
Book time: Each child looks at books while the rest of the kids finish the above.
Group time: At the end of the day I read a story and we talk about our day. We also use this time to sing some interactive songs that soon become favourites!
Group Activity: Often we will play a game of Bingo (Many different varieties: Alphabet, Animals, Objects around the house…)
Home time: Students put their shoes in their cubby, put on jackets and backpacks and wait for Miss Michelle to call their name to go get their outside shoes on and go home.