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Transitional Kindergarten (Pajaritos) Daily Outline
Extended Day (8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
Scroll down to see the Afternoon 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. Outline

 

8:00 – 9:00 Early Drop off/ Hand Wash
Children are welcome to bring breakfast to be eaten at school.
Children can play with teachers and after breakfast time.
9:00 – 9:30 Arrival/Hand Wash/Social Time
At school, parents make connections with other parents and nurture a happy home-to-school transition for their child.
“Discovery” and “Wonder” areas and greet their friends.
9:30 – 10:00 Circle Time
-We Gather together as a class and set a positive tone for the day with an engaging social activity
-We Introduce or review our “theme of inquiry”
-Select children’s activities of interest for the day
-Determine their responsibilities to their classroom
-Do yoga stretches
-Introduce songs with visual props
-Teach or review numbers, calendar, and letters
-Children have sharing time on their scheduled day.
10:00 – 10:30 Snack Time /Group Table Activity
(Daily Project/Independent Learning/Open-Ended Project)
We work on our “theme of inquiry” group activity to generate dialog and participation to solve children’s problems. In addition, we do math, language, writing literacy, and creative drawings activities.
10:30 – 11:30 Potty Time/Hand Wash /Outdoor Play
After having a healthy snack with teachers and friends, our morning creations during outdoor play may include: playing with friends, music, games, tricycles, parachute play, gardening, or working on outdoor projects.
11:45 – 12:30 Hand Wash/ Lunch Time
This is an important time for conversations and connections; teachers eat with the children and discuss children’s ongoing projects, interests, questions and reflections about our morning deeds.
12:30 – 1:00 Outdoor Play
Students who finish lunch and read a book are excused to go outside and play.
1:00 – 2:30 Quiet Time/Story Time/Nap Time/Independent Group Table Activity
Children who nap: Get ready for an afternoon rest, which means taking off shoes, brushing teeth, and washing their hands. Children who don’t nap: Participate in a group table activity after 15 minutes of quiet time and story time.
2:30 – 3:00 Transition Time/Afternoon Dismissal
Teachers help children transition smoothly from naptime to the close of the day for our “amigos” who leave at 3:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to drift in and chat with the teachers about their day while the kids play.

 

Afternoon Activities Time
We offer children the opportunity to experience multiple skills to enhance their learning, confidence, self-esteem, imagination, and academic abilities through enriched afternoon activities.

3:00 – 3:30 Hand Wash/ Afternoon Snack Time
3:30 – 3:50 Independent Learning
3:50 – 4:00 “Circle Time” (Social Activity)
4:00 – 4:45 Activities of Inquiry
These activities may include cultural diversity appreciation projects, stories, acting scenes, math, yoga, gymnastics, science, music, painting, arts and crafts, reading and writing exercises, drawing on their journal. (These activities are children tailored to child’s interests).
4:45 – 5:00 Outdoor Social Play Time/ Dismissal
5:00 – 5:30 After School Care
Pick up begins. Parents' drift in and chat with the teachers about their day while the kids play.

 

Half Day (1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

1:30 – 2:00 Arrival/Wash Hands/Social Time
At school, parents make connections with other parents and nurture a happy home-to-school transition for their child. Students explore “Discovery” and “Wonder” areas and greet their friends.
2:00 – 2:30 Circle Time
-Gather together as a class and set a positive tone for the day with an engaging social activity
-Introduce or review our “lessons of inquiry”
-Select the students activities of interest for the day
-Determine students responsibilities to their classroom
-Do yoga stretches
-Introduce songs with visual props
-Teach or review numbers, calendar, and reading literacy group activities.
-Do sharing time on the students scheduled day
2:30 – 3:30 Group Table Activity Regarding the Theme of Inquiry/ Wash Hands/Snack Time /(Daily Project/Independent Learning/Open-Ended Project)
Work on our “theme of inquiry” group activity to generate dialog and student’s participation. In addition, we do math, language, writing literacy, science, social studies and art activities.Snack Time is an important time for conversations and connections; teachers eat with the students and discuss their ongoing projects, interests, questions and reflections about our deeds.
3:30 – 4:00 Outdoor Play/Indoor Play (Social Time)
After having a healthy snack with teachers and friends, our afternoon creations during outdoor play may include: Age appropriate games or working on outdoor projects.Teachers engage in students play to encourage them to speak Spanish with each other.
4:00 – 4:45 Group Discussion/Independent Learning in Areas of “Discovery” and “Wonder”/Theme of Inquiry/Independent Reading
Teacher and students interact about their work and class projects and/orindividual work.Make connections with teachers and friends as students select an activity of their choice in “Discovery” and “Wonder” areas.Work on the theme of inquiry. In addition, students are encouraged to read during this time.
4:45 – 5:00 Transition Time/Closing Time/Afternoon Dismissal
Parents are encouraged to drift in and chat with the teachers about the students day while their children play.


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