Below is our class schedule. If you want to keep them on a schedule at home, if it helps them (or even helps you!), than by all means follow it, or create something similar to it.
8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.- Arrival/ Unpack This allows students to gain self-confidence and work on independence/ self-help skills by finding their cubby and hanging belongings. AT HOME: Work with your child at home by teaching them to put on and take off their coats. Scaffold them in zippering/ buttoning their jackets. Work with them in putting on gloves, etc.
8:40 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.- Snack Students work on socialization skills by interacting with their peers during snack. Students work of self- help skills by practicing proper hand washing techniques, using utensils to eat and cleaning up. AT HOME: Work with your child in learning to independently open their snack, juice boxes, etc. Converse with your child about events that will occur throughout the day or events that occurred yesterday.
8:55 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.- Circle Time Students gather on the carpet to discuss attendance, calendar, weather and the lesson of the day. AT HOME: Sing a good morning song with your child. Talk about today’s date. Sing the Days of the Week Song. Ask your child to explain the weather outside, what he/ she wears for this kind of weather. Ask your child a question of the day. We are currently learning about Pets.
9:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.- Center Time Students develop pre-academic and academic skills by engaging in hands-on activities during the learning centers of their choice. AT HOME: Here is where you can use this suggested link:
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.- Gross Motor Activities Students work on a variety of gross motor skills to help them develop their core, upper, and lower body muscles. These activities consist of running, riding tricycles, and playing with gross motor equipment, which are necessities for pre-school students. AT HOME: This is outdoor time. Since we are advised to stay indoors their are many indoor activities that came be done within the home to keep your child moving.
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.- Music and Movement Students express themselves with their whole body and learn to respond to the mood of music. Students also have a chance to play on instruments creating tones. AT HOME: Sing some simple songs with your child, or make instruments with things you have around your house.
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.- Lunch Students work on self-help skills by practicing serving themselves to gain independence and develop socialization skills through learning proper table manners and having conversation with peers. AT HOME: Converse with your child about daily events, extending conversations by asking open- ending questions.
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.- Bathroom/ Setting up for Sleep Students practice good hygiene and independently go to the bathroom. AT HOME: Allow your child to practice proper hand washing routines.
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.- Rest Time The high-energy demands of this age really need to be met by a period of rest. AT HOME: Allow your child to nap, or rest. Close the nights and put on some calming background music for soothing.
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.- Read Aloud Students listen and participate during the story by asking and answering questions, acting out and repeating parts of the story, and finding rhyming words. AT HOME: Read a book to your child and ask them questions about what you are reading. Ask many open- ending questions, and critical thinking questions. It is okay to read the same story more than once to your child, this allows for you to ask your child questions about recalling facts within the story.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.- Center Time Students develop pre-academic and academic skills by engaging in hands-on activities during the learning centers of their choice. AT HOME: Here is where you can use this suggested link:
2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. 2nd Class Meeting/ Circle Time This is when I do my Afternoon Circle Time with them and discuss what we did during the day before getting them ready to go home. AT HOME: Recall with your child what they have learned today and discuss with your child what they will be doing tomorrow.
I hope this gives you some ideas of how you can plan your day with your child at home.