PRESCHOOL 1


CLASSROOM

ABOUT

Preschool 1

Ages 2 ½ to 3 ½-years-old

Teacher

Abigail Galaviz

Email

Galaviza@gvsu.edu

Lesson

Sample


CURRICULUM

Welcome to the Preschool 1 Classroom that serves our youngest Lakers! Our curriculum is based on the creative curriculum learning style. We integrate children's interests in our lessons through observation and charting. Our studies range from a week to a month, depending on the interest and engagement of children on the topic. During the year we work on recognizing letters, phonemic awareness and sounds, counting (i.e., 1 - 30), identifying basic shapes, and learning the days of the week and months.

PERSONAL SKILLS

In our classroom, your child does not have to be potty trained. That is a personal skill we will work on throughout the year. Other self-help and personal skills that we will work on every day include:

  • Being kind; Sharing materials with friends
  • Dressing oneself
  • Brushing teeth
  • Assist with naptime bedding
  • Eating with utensils; Drinking from a glass

PRESCHOOL 1 CLASSROOM SCHEDULE

TIME

ACTIVITY

7:00 - 8:25 a.m.

Arrival and choice activities

8:25 - 8:50 a.m.

Wash hands, breakfast, and potty

8:50 - 9:10 a.m.

Outside time (weather permitting) or indoor free play

9:10 - 9:20 a.m.

Large group and morning circle time

  • Calendar time - Students will discuss year, month, day of the week, and weather
  • Students will hear a story related to a theme. Key information about the theme will be discussed

9:20 - 10:15 a.m.

Choice time - Children will choose an educational center for independent learning

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Clean-up, potty, and snack

10:30 - 10:50 a.m.

Small group time - Teacher lead guided learning

10:50 - 11:40 a.m.

Outside time (weather permitting) or indoor free play

11:40 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Read aloud time - Teacher will pick books to read based on the day’s studies

12:15 - 12:40 p.m.

Potty, lunch, and brush teeth

12:40 - 2:00 p.m.

Rest time and quiet activities - Children are encouraged to sleep or lay quietly on a cot

At 1:30 p.m. children who are awake are allowed to pick out a quiet toy to play independently on their cots

2:00 - 2:10 p.m.

Potty and clean-up from rest time

2:10 - 2:20 p.m.

Closing circle time - End of day songs

Children recall what they have learned and discuss what they would like to learn about in the future

2:20 - 3:10 p.m.

Choice time - Children will choose an educational center for independent learning


AFTER SCHOOL CARE SCHEDULE

TIME

ACTIVITY

3:10 - 3:30 p.m.

Arrival, wash hands, and snack

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Outside time (weather permitting) or indoor free play

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Limited choice time