Discussion in 'Preschool' started by lovely222, Apr 10, 2012.
Apr 10, 2012
Hi. I would like to get some examples of your daily schedule? Thanks in advance
Well my old schedule went something like this:
9:00 a.m. clean up, get ready for transition
9:10 a.m. Potty/wash hands for snack
9:20a.m. snack time.
9:30 circle time
9: 32 (just kidding)
9: 35 Art/ open center time
10:45 Clean up for lunch
10:50 Potty/Wash hands
11:30-12: 15 p.m. Outside play time
12:15 Potty/ Wash Hands for nap
12:30-3:00 Nap Time
3:10- 3:30 Potty/Wash Hands for Snack
3:30 Afternoon Snack Time
3:45 Afternoon Circle Time
4:00 Music and Movement
4:15-6:00 Outside Play Time
Dragonflym, you got me with that 9:32 lol :lol:
Apr 11, 2012
Ours is full day, full year Preschool.
7.30-8.30-table setting, breakfast, clean up teeth
8.30a recess/free play in room depending on needs
9-1120a-circle, project, games
11.30 outside time
1-1.30-free book (nap set up)
1.30-2 journal time
2 all stop rest time
3 school kid pick up - with homework and recess
preschoolers are welcome to help by doing their "homework" which would be journal time
4 snack followed by free play
(edited to read) I should say that due to excellent staffing....nearly all of the outside times should read free choice/outdoor (and we have a classroom outdoors not just a play structure). We are required that all children go outdoors once a day for 30 min...but that is easily taken care of with encouragement or telling them what cool things were just discovered in the garden! Many times we split "in half" and have children outside as well as inside.
Ours is very strict (required "substantial portion of the day" free choice - 2hr 10min for us, 45 min gross motor, no more than 20 min large group/small group, etc). Also both myself and IA get 55 min lunch and 45 min prep. I almost always give up 15 min of lunch to help get children settled into lunch and work on inputting observations during my prep. My IA leaves promptly and does nothing during her prep. She does lunch and nap with children (11:25 - 1:05) and I do afternoon free choice (1:05 - 2:45).
Times include cleanup for free choice and moving to/from gross motor.
8:25 Greeting/Breakfast (small toys for when children finish)
9:00 Morning Message
9:15 Free Choice & Small Group (3 children each day, first 20min)
10:05 Gross Motor (gym or playground)
11:05 Music & Movement, Read-Aloud, Large Group Activity
12:05 Read Aloud
1:15 Free Choice
2:45 Prepare to go home & Smartboard Activities
Apr 12, 2012
This is for 3/4 year olds with disabilities
8:10-Arrival, Unpack, Toileting
8:30-Breakfast, Music and Movement-whole school
1:10-Either Music or Gym
2:00-Science/Social Studies/Art depending on the day
2:20-Toileting, Pack up
Apr 16, 2012
For 4 year olds in a half day program:
9:20-9:30 whole group lesson (read aloud/literacy skill/science/math/etc.)
9:45-10:00 whole group lesson
10:00-11:00 4 center rotations
11:00-11:15 whole group lesson
11:15-11:30 outdoor play/pack up
We use "Big Day for Pre-K" which requires 3 big group activities each day. It's KILLING me to fit them all in with everything else, and I hate it because the kids get rushed through so much stuff (many days I barely even get them outside before it's time to go home) but, it is what it is.
My schedule is similar to the above mentioned ones. I feel like you TG7 about the rushed activities. There is just not enough time for each activity, and the poor children sometimes don't get the 100% activity time that they need. I bet that a lot of teachers feel the same way too, BUT what can you do?
It is what it is.
Apr 17, 2012
I also feel like there are just SO many concepts in our curriculum that I barely scratch the surface of something and then we are moving on. From what I understand from all of our faculty meetings, Common Core standards focus on covering fewer concepts but much more in depth, which is great....except I will still be teaching THIS curriculum!
Apr 18, 2012
THis is for 3 and 4 year old mix 1/2 day Schedule.
8:15 Potty/Wash Hands, Welcomeand Morning Meeting
8:45 Breakfast and Brush Teeth
9:05 Whole Group Story Time
9:20 Split Group Instruction (Handwriting without Tears/Math)
10:00 Small Group Instruction (Tues, Wed, Thurs-with push in from our rescource teacher) (Monday-Interactive Writing or Science)
10:15 Free Choice
11:10 Music and Movement
11:30 Closing Meeting/Packing for home
11:35 Aides Pick Up Children to load on the bus