Explanation of Class Activities:
Healthy Outdoor Play
Children play outside every day, weather permitting. Gross Motor activities helps develop children’s muscles, improves coordination, and reinforces healthy habits. In addition, the playground is a great place for children to learn social skills, like initiating conversations, turn taking, forming friendships and getting along.
Children listen to stories read to them by teachers every day. Reading out loud encourages them to ask questions, learn new vocabulary and discuss different characters and concepts. It also builds their listening, reading, writing, speaking and critical thinking skills.
The class is organized by learning centers. Children are autonomous to choose the center they want to play and explore in. Our centers include: Dramatic play, Blocks, writing, Library, Math, Sensory, and Computer areas. Each of the centers has planned activities related to the theme of the month based on the DOE Study Units.
Children meet together on the carpet with their loving teacher who greets them, sings with them and discusses the plan for the day while getting them excited about the activities available for them in each center.
Small Group Time
Also known as quiet centers where children learn specific skills in a small groups such as math, writing and cutting. These activities as well relate to the monthly theme.
Children eat together in their classroom while conversing and sharing experiences creating a family style feel and developing their social skills.