1 2 Buckle My Shoe Preschool runs September through June. I follow Northwest Christian School Calendar which includes days off, holidays and school closures due to inclement weather. In cases of school delays, Preschool will start at usual time.
9:30-10:30 (Free play) This includes themed
learning toys, science and art time.
10:30-10:40 (Clean up/ Bathroom time.)
10:40-11:00 (Circle time)
11:45-12:00 (Outdoor playground and feeding/ observing rabbits or indoor music and games.)
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. I always include art, 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. We 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 monthly 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. I also have rabbits that the children get to feed and pet.
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 and other 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