1 2 Buckle My Shoe Preschool runs September 3rd through June 18th. I follow the Puyallup School District Calendar which includes days off, holidays and school closures due to inclement weather. In cases of school delays, Preschool will start at usual time.
9:30-10:00 (Free play which
includes discovery/science time.
10:00-10:15 (Circle time)
10:45-11:15 (Homemade cooking, snack time.)
11:15-11:45 (Outdoor play/Free time.)
11:45-12:00 (Story time/ journaling.
What we do at 1 2
Buckle My Shoe Preschool
Free Play: This a time when children get to decide for themselves what they would like to do. All my toys/ activities are for learning purposes and I always include Science/discovery exploration.
Circle Times: This is when we learn all about our daily theme. Circle time is filled with storybooks, puppets, flannel activities, finger plays, songs, poems. As well as go over our calendar, letter, color, shape and number of the week.
Worksheets: These include themed materials, writing, math, letters, colors, shapes, cut and paste, patterns ect..
Art: We do a daily themed art project. Which includes crafts, painting, and a ton of fun creativity.
Baking / cooking: I do daily homemade cooking with the children. which is often based on our daily theme.
Music : Musical games, dance, instruments and songs.
Outdoor play: Children get fresh air; use their large motor skills with balancing and climbing. Draw with chalk and just run. We do games and activities outside that go along with our themed curriculum.
We have seven exploration centers.
Dramatic play=House, Kitchen, Dress up, baby dolls, puppets.
Manipulatives=Puzzles, games, lacing, gears ect.
A Sensory/Science area=Sensory box, Play dough, flubber themed science experiments.
The block area=Building Toys, Legos, Bristle blocks and magnets.
Writing center/Art=Tracing pages, handwriting, painting, coloring and cutting.
Imagination Station=Cars, Action figures, Dinosaurs ect.
Reading /Quiet center=Books of all kinds and time to relax and take a