Arrival: Parents will drop their child off at the door where they will be greeted by Miss Michelle. Students organize their belongings by unpacking their lunch kit. They hang coat and backpack and put on their indoor shoes. All children will wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds upon arrival.
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...). Based on guidelines from AHS, these may change, or be more spread out.
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, playmobil, puzzles, counting boxes, 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: COVID-19 Update: Snack may be happen at staggered times for the children to reduce proximity while eating. I will wait to hear from Alberta Health Services for guidelines. Children will wash their hands before and after eating their snack. Tables will be sanitized with a solution of bleach and water as per AHS requirements for a licensed preschool facility. We all wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds each 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. COVID-19 UPDATE: taking library books home may be suspended this year.
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, wash their hands and wait for Miss Michelle to call their name to go get their outside shoes on and go home. Parents will wait at the door until their child is brought to the door.
COVID-19 UPDATE: All commonly touched surfaces (doors, switches, tables, cubbies, sinks, toilet, hairs, toys etc). Will be sanitized with a solution of bleach and water in between morning and afternoon classes.