Daily Schedule for
Jenn's 3 PM Class
Spring Session 2010
12:30 - 12:45 Arrival & Discovery
As the children arrive at school, they are greeted by a teacher and accompanied to the classroom where they answer the "Question of the Day", put their belongings away, and wash their hands. The children are then able to freely explore the front of the classroom.
12:45 - 1:00 Discovery Time (extended)
After all the children have arrived and are settled in the classroom, the children will have additional time to discover new activities/materials and engage in focused activities with others.
1:00 - 1:20 Large Group
Large Group is a time when the children come together and participate in songs, games, and stories. This is also the time when we talk about our day and anything special that is going to happen.
1:20 - 1:40 Small Groups
Small groups allow children the opportunity to participate in small group activities where they will explore topics of interest with their peers and a teacher.
Special Activities or Gym Time
This period of time may also be used for special activities within the classroom or a time for the children to visit the gym.
1:40 - 2:15 Free Choice Time
During this time, the children are free to explore and choose what they would like to do in the classroom. They have the opportunity to play in different areas of the room, engage in a wide variety of activities and interact with peers. This is also a time for teachers to observe, support and facilitate the children's play and development.
2:15 - 2:40 Clean Up, Snack, Bathroom
Children are able to enjoy a small snack and engage in discussions with peers. Teachers will take notice of the children's interests, as well as facilitate conversations about current themes and upcoming events. This is also a time for the children to take a bathroom break before going outside to play.
2:40 - 3:15 Outdoor Activities
This is a time for the children to engage in large motor activities, freely explore the playground, and participate in outdoor games/activities.
3:15 - 3:30 Dismissal
Children from both afternoon classes will gather on the courtyard to play teacher-facilitated games, read stories, and sing songs. On rainy days, the children will be dismissed from the hallway just outside the classroom.