Living Word Preschool Daily Schedules

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Living Word Lutheran Preschool Daily Schedule- half day A.M.

8:00 – Greeting Time/ Sign-In (both adults and children)

*Greeting time provides a smooth transition from home to school and gives children and adults a chance to share important information for the day and to read and explore books together. They may also choose materials to explore at the table while we wait for all of our friends to arrive.

8:20 – Calendar/Planning Time

*Children indicate what they choose to do during work time. Adults help children articulate their plans and often try to help children extend their plans.

8:25-9:25 – Work Time

*Children carry out their initial and subsequent plans. Children can work with any of the materials in any of the interest areas. Adults observe children and look for opportunities to enter into children’s activities. As they work with children, adults encourage their thinking, extend their play, and support them in solving problems.

9:25-9:45 – Recall/Snack Time

*Recall brings closure to the sequences of planning, working, and recalling. Children reflect on, talk about, and/or show what they have done at work time as we join in Snack Time. Children and adults share nutritious food and interesting conversation together in a relaxed, family-like setting during Snack Time.

9:45- 10:00 -Bible Story Time

*Bible Stories for young children will include the stories which tell of God’s plan for little children. The stories will be told and retold with a variety of appropriate materials using flannel figures, pictures/drawings, finger plays, stick people, role-playing, blocks, and clay. The children will be encouraged to practice retelling these Bible stories. This, in turn, helps young children “go and tell” the truths of God’s Word to their families and others. (stories will be sent home with children)

10:00-10:20 -Large Group Time

*Children and adults get together to play games, tell and re-enact stories, sings songs, do finger plays, dance, play musical instruments, or re-enact special events. This time is an opportunity for each child to participate in a large group, sharing ideas and learning from the ideas of others, as well as a time for adults to introduce new learning opportunities.

10:20-10:40 -Small Group Time

*Each adult meets with a consistent small group of children (6-10) to work with materials planned and introduced by the adult. Although the adult chooses and introduces the materials, each child has control over what he or she will do with these materials.

10:40-11:00 -Outside Time

*Children engage in vigorous, noisy outdoor play. Adults participate in and support.

Living Word Lutheran Preschool Daily Schedule- half day P.M. & full day

11:00-11:15- Remove outside clothes, pray, wash hands (FD)

11:15-12:00- Lunch (Kid reading when done) (FD)

12:00-12:15- Table time with afternoon kids

12:15-1:00- Rest Time for (FD)

Calendar, Bible Story, and Large Group for (HD P.M.)

*Children indicate what they choose to do during work time. Adults help children articulate their plans and often try to help children extend their plans.

*Bible Stories for young children will include the stories which tell of God’s plan for little children. The stories will be told and retold with a variety of appropriate materials using flannel figures, pictures/drawings, finger plays, stick people, role-playing, blocks, and clay. The children will be encouraged to practice retelling these Bible stories. This, in turn, helps young children “go and tell” the truths of God’s Word to their families and others. (stories will be sent home with children)

*Children and adults get together to play games, tell and re-enact stories, sings songs, do finger plays, dance, play musical instruments, or re-enact special events. This time is an opportunity for each child to participate in a large group, sharing ideas and learning from the ideas of others, as well as a time for adults to introduce new learning opportunities.

1:00-1:20- Small Group (HD P.M. Does the same as A.M.; FD does additional educational activities)

*Each adult meets with a consistent small group of children (6-10) to work with materials planned and introduced by the adult. Although the adult chooses and introduces the materials, each child has control over what he or she will do with these materials.

1:20-1:40- Snack Time

* Children and adults share nutritious food and interesting conversation together in a relaxed, family-like setting during Snack Time.

1:40-2:40- Work Time

*Children carry out their initial and subsequent plans. Children can work with any of the materials in any of the interest areas. Adults observe children and look for opportunities to enter into children’s activities. As they work with children, adults encourage their thinking, extend their play, and support them in solving problems.

2:40-3:00- Outside Time

*Children engage in vigorous, noisy outdoor play. Adults participate in and support.