Ms. Sarah, Preschool 1: Program Administrator & Lead P1 Teacher
Welcome to the Preschool 1 Classroom that serves our youngest Lakers of 2 ½ to 3 ½ year olds. In our classroom you do not have to be potty trained but that is a personal skill we will work on during the year. Other self-help/ personal skills that we will work on everyday during the year include being kind and sharing materials with their friends, dressing themselves, brushing their teeth, putting their naptime bedding on their beds and putting it away, and eating with regular utensils and drinking out of regular glasses with little to no help at all from the teachers and preparing them for the other preschool classrooms and kindergarten by being independent.
Our curriculum is based on the creative curriculum learning style. We take what the children are interested in by either observing or charting what they would like to learn about and then base our lessons around that Study. Our studies can last up to a week or up to a month long it's all up to the children and how interested they are in the topic. During the year we work on recognizing letters, phonemic awareness and sounds by using the Zoophonics program, counting 1 – 30, identifying basic shapes, learning the days of the week and months through calendar.
Preschool 1 Classroom Schedule
7:00-8:25 am: Arrival and Choice Activities
8:25-8:50 am: Wash hands, Breakfast, and Potty
8:50-9:10am: Outside Time (in good weather) or Indoor Free Play
9:10-9:20 am: Large Group time /Morning Circle time –
- Calendar Time: Students will discuss month, day of the week, year, weather.
- Students will hear a story related to the theme. Key information about the theme will be discussed.
9:20-10:15 am: Choice time – your child will choose an educational
center for independent choice learning
10:15-10:30 am: Clean up, Potty/Wash hands and snack
10:30- 10:50 am: Small Group Time - Zoo-Phonics or Teacher Lead
guided learning opportunity
10:50-11:40 am: Outside Time (in good weather) or Indoor Free Play
11:40- 12:05 pm: Read – aloud time- Teacher will pick books to read
based on the day’s studies
12:15-12:40 pm: Potty/Wash hands, Lunch and Brush Teeth
12:40-2:00 pm: Rest Time and Quiet Activities- Children will be
encouraged to sleep or lay quietly on the cot. At 1:30 pm children who are awake will be allowed to pick out a quiet toy to play independently on their cots
2:00 – 2:10pm: Potty and clean up from rest time
2:10 – 2:20 pm: Closing Circle time – End of Day Songs, students recall
what they have learned and discuss what they would like to learn about in the future
2:20- 3:10 pm: Independent Choice Learning
After School Care:
3:10pm – Wash hands and Snack
3:30- 5:00 pm: Outside Time (in good weather) or Indoor Free Play
5:00-6:00 pm: Limited Choice time