Monday, January 24, 2011

What MM Preschool has been doing in a Typical Day

I thought it might be fun to share what we do in a typical day! If you like what you see and are interested in Enrolling feel free to contact me at

Here is what a typical day looks like for us:

8:30-9:00 Drop off/Center Time (sometimes this goes a bit over depending on when everyone arrives)

9:00-9:30 Pledge, Bible Story, and Song time

9:30-10:00 Circle Time #1
During this time we work on our counting, colors, shapes, ABC's in English and ASL, right hand and left hand recognition and spacial awareness (up, down, over, under)

10:00-10:30 Center Time
May include organized play time or directed playtime. Could also include things like playdoh or other sensory activities.

10:30-11:00 Worksheet Time.
This is usually themed. This month our theme is Humpty Dumpty. We learn rhyming, letters, counting, sequencing, colors, shapes, reading comprehension, hand eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills, and much more through these themed activities. Theme changes about 1 time per month.

11:00-11:30 Calendar Time
During this time we go over the days of the week, months of the years and seasons. We will talk about today in relationship to yesterday and tomorrow and we also note the weather for the day.

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:00-12:30 Centers or outside time depending on the weather

12:30-1:00 Story Time
For January through about March we will be reading all about community helpers. This changes just depending on how long a particular theme lasts us.

1:30-1:15 Free Play/Centers

1:15-1:30 Clean up and and look at books until we go home

So there is our day! Lots of learning mixed with lots of down time and free play. The short "learning" times mean that the kids stay focused and just about the time that they are starting to get squirmy it is time to get up and play!

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