Preschool 3


Ms. Jenny, Preschool 3 Lead Teacher

Ms. Jenny, Preschool 3: Lead Teacher


Welcome to the Preschool 3 classroom that serves our oldest Lakers 4 to 5 year olds.  One of the main goals in this classroom is to make sure all the children are prepared for kindergarten or wherever they may be going next.  We work on academic as well as the social skills that they will need to know. All of the skills we work on will help the children become more independent learners.   The curriculum that we use is based on Creative Curriculum.  Creative Curriculum is a child based curriculum and focuses on what the children want to learn about.  Instead of me just creating a theme for the week, the children and I talk about things they want to learn about and we do what they call a study on the topic.  We read books, do projects, etc on the topic they choose.  One study can last a week, others a month.  It all depends on how how long the children are interested in the topic.   We also do small groups everyday. Usually there will be four small groups.  The children will rotate to each group.  One of the groups will be teacher led and the others more independent activities where they work on skills such as fine motor, name writing, cutting etc..During the teacher led center, I will be focusing on literacy skills, math skills, etc.  Your child will get a bit more individualized time on these skills during this center. In Preschool 3 we also like to have a lot of fun.  There will be art projects, games, music and plenty of outside time.  


-Ms. Jenny 


Preschool 3 Classroom Schedule

7:00-8:25 am: Arrival and Choice Activities

8:25-9:00 am: Wash hands, Breakfast, and Potty

9:00-9:30 am: Outside Time (in good weather) or Indoor Free Play 

9:30-9:45 am: Morning Meeting- children talk about the schedule of the day, share news and learn about the letter of the day

9:45-10:15 am Choice time – your child will choose an educational

                         center for independent choice learning

10:30-10:50 am: Clean up, Potty/Wash hands and snack

10:50- 11:40 am: Small Group Time - Children rotate to different centers that offer hands on learning necessary age appropriate skills and guidance from the teacher

11:40-12:10 am: Outside Time (in good weather) or Indoor Free Play

                             (inclement weather)

12:10- 12:45 pm: Lunch

12:45- 2:15 pm: rest time/quiet activities for those choosing not to sleep

2:15-2:45 pm: Closing Circle- Children talk about their day, sing songs and maybe play a game

2:45-3:00 Read-a-Loud: Children listen to a story


After School Care:

3:00pm – Wash hands and Snack

3:30- 5:00 pm: Outside Time (in good weather) or Indoor Free Play

(inclement weather)

5:00-6:00 pm: Limited Choice time