Centers and Greeting Circle
Children begin the day in various self-guided centers as the class arrives. These activities will allow the children to ease into the classroom environment as they prepare to begin the day. At 9:30, the daily welcome begins and children move into circle time with the teacher. Circle time includes a welcome song, recognizing achievements both within and outside of Lupine Lane, daily weather and an introduction to the day. (9:00a-10:00a)
We gather for a morning snack (10:00a-10:15p).
Teacher Tables and Independent Centers
Children break into small groups for this portion of the day. Teachers will occupy two centers, called the “Teacher Tables”. These two centers offer teacher-guided instruction, and each child visits these centers in the course of this period. In addition, there are up to 4 other centers open for independent exploration. Independent centers include self guided activities and tasks that are pertinent to the current theme. (10:15a-12:00p)
During the mornings, children have the opportunity to contribute in the preparation of their lunch. This is done in small groups within each classroom. Each child will enjoy combining ingredients, measuring, stirring and more as they cook their own nutritionally balanced lunch, complete with a protein, a carbohydrate, healthy fat, and a vegetable! (10:15a-12:00p)
Lunch and Recess
Children eat their delicious creation for lunch and then have time to head outside, weather permitting. During days where temperature or precipitation does not allow for outside time, we have indoor free play. (12:00p-12:45p)
Children return to the classroom, rehydrate and join in circle time to learn about the activities that conclude the day. (12:45p-1:00p)
Teacher Tables and Independent Centers/Large Group Activities
Final centers or large group activities. (1:00p-1:45p)
Each day ends with circle time. We review the day and everyone contributes something that they learned or felt during the day. We sing our good-bye song and the children are dismissed! (1:45p-2:00p)
*The Daily Schedule is subject to change as needed.