We take a field trip at least once a month. This year we visited:
Bartlett's Apple orchard
Springfield science museum
hancock shaker village
Pittsfield fire department
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
THE TEACHERS AT Ready Set Learn Preschool ARE UNITED IN THEIR BELIEF THAT ALL CHILDREN:
Have the power to learn
Are curious & creative
8:30 - Students arrive at school
8:30 - 9:00 - Free play - the children can play until all of the children arrive at school
9:00 - 9:30 - Morning meeting - The children hear a daily message from the teacher as well as Gingerbread Boy (who helps facilitate questions and what we are learning). We also talk about the letter of the week, including what it looks like and what sound it makes. We talk about the calendar and what day it is, there is always a pattern and number associated with the calendar each month so we go over that. We sing the "days of the week" song and the "months of the year." We end each morning meeting with our "good morning song."
9:30 - 10:00 - wash hands / morning snack
10:00 - 10;30 - outside play (weather permitting)
10:30 - 10:45 - Read Aloud
10:45 - 11:30 - Small group instruction - the children are placed in groups of 4 and rotate between the two teachers as well as iPads (educational APPS).
11:30 - 12:00 - wash hands / lunch
12:00 - 12:30 - Outside play (weather permitting)
12:30 - 1:00 - quiet time/stories
1:00 - 1:30 - Choice Time - children use this time to play in an area of their choosing. They can play in the kitchen area, art, puzzles, play dough, sand table, train table, blocks, ect...
1:30 - 2:15 - Small Groups #2 - typically this time is Math activities and the morning is reading activities.
2:15 - 2:30 - wash hands / snack
2:30 - 3:00 - pack up / dismissal