Thursday, September 17, 2009

Montgomery Academy Preschool - Our Schedule

9:00 AM Preschool Starts.

9:00 - 9:15 AM We do "quiet reading" (the children pick a book off the shelf and look at it, or I do have one emerging reader, so she does some actual reading.)

9:15-9:30 Journal Time. The students draw pictures in sketch books. We use the top spiral Pacon sketch books from Target. I've learned the hard way that doodle pads do not hold up. The students are encouraged to write their names on the page. I date stamp each page, and I label the picture.

9:30 - 9:40 Snack. Usually something like raisins, grapes, oyster crackers, etc. and a 3 oz. Dixie cup of water.

9:40 - 9:50 Potty Break. (I have two newly trained preschoolers, so we have a formal potty break as well as letting the children go when they need to.)

9:55 - 10:20 Line Time. (The students sit on a "line mat" - a cloth placemats that they place on a line.

9:55 - 10:05 Sing our "Hello" song. Then each student gets to pick a song to sing. At the end, we go over our nursery rhyme for the month.
10:05 - 10:15 We do our "helper" jobs. Every one has a job - we have a number helper, a shape helper, a letter helper, a flag helper, a weather helper, and a calendar helper.
10:15- 10:20 I read a story that goes along with our weekly theme. (This week is Letters and Colors.)

10:20- 11:10 Work Time.

11:10 - 11:20 Have our Good-bye Time. We sit on line mats again, I read another story, and we sing our goodbye song.

11:30 - 11:45 Lunch.

11:45 - 12:00 Outside Time.

12:00 Preschool ends.

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