School-Age (K-4th) Daily Schedule – Vadnais Heights

6:30-7:00  Quiet activities in the Preschool classroom.

7:00-8:30  Free choice activities which includes: process art, manipulatives, puzzles, sensory table, limited computer time.

8:30-9:00  Hand washing and breakfast.

9:00-9:30  Large group: theme of the day & vocabulary.

9:30-10:30  Centers: listening, math/science, creative art, sensory, writing. Additional projects were children work at their own pace to complete projects, activities and games.

10:30-10:45  Hand washing and morning snack.

10:45 – 11:00  Teacher reading.

11:00 – 11:50  Free choice activities.

11:50 – 12:00  Daily review.

12:00 – 12:30  Hand washing and lunch.

12:30 – 1:15  Large muscle development: outdoor playground or indoor gym.

1:15 – 1:40  Quiet time: books, mats, and DEAR (Drop Everything And Read).

1:40 – 2:00  Large group & sharing time.

2:00 – 3:00  Journaling & table tops: games (card and board), math, puzzles, small group work.

3:00 – 3:30  Music and movement.

3:30 – 4:00  Hand washing and afternoon snack.

4:00 – 4:45  Free choice.

4:45 – 5:15  Large muscle development: outdoor playground or indoor gym.

5:45 – 6:15  Quiet activities in the Preschool classroom.

Before and After School Program

Morning Schedule

6:30-7:00  Quiet activities in the Preschool classroom.

7:00-8:15  Games, projects, reading, puzzles, free art.

8:15-8:50  Hand washing and breakfast.

8:30-8:50  Music and movement, group games, reading time.

8:50-8:55  Backpack and coat check, bus pickup.

Afternoon Schedule

4:00-4:30  Bus drop-off, hand washing and snack. Homework help, reading, art activity, games, puzzles, free choice activities.

5:00-5:45  Group, review of the day, teacher reading.

5:45 – 6:15  Quiet activities in the Preschool classroom.

Note: Schedule allows time for transitions and schedule changes based on the children’s needs.

Pre-Kindergarten Schedule – Vadnais Heights

6:30-7:00  Quiet activities in the Preschool classroom.

7:00-7:15  Quiet activities in the school-age classroom

7:15-8:15  Quiet activities in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom: children’s choice, computers, art, manipulatives, coloring, puzzles, etc.

8:15-8:30  Classroom clean-up and bathroom breaks.

8:30-8:55  Handwashing and breakfast.

9:00-9:30 Large group: theme of the day, language activities, math, and letter of the week.

9:30-10:30  Small groups.  Students are divided into three small groups giving them an opportunity for more individualized attention.  Each child spends 20 minutes in each small group  1.) Creative group: art, games, or cooking project related to theme of the day.  2.) Discovery group: activities geared toward cognitive learning, beginners reading, handwriting, manipulatives, math, and letter of the week.  4.) Free choice play: dramatic play, blocks, science, library, listening center, computers, sensory table, or free art.

10:30-10:45  Classroom clean-up and handwashing.

10:45-11:00  Morning snack.

11:00-11:15  Large group: calendar, books, fingerplays, flannel boards, tape stories, or songs.

11:15–12:00  Large muscle development: outdoor playground or indoor gym.

12:00-12:35  Handwashing and lunch.

12:35-1:00  Sharing, bathroom break, and handwashing.

1:00-2:50  Rest/nap time.
 
          1:00-1:30 Rest time.

          1:30-2:00 Coloring or reading on cots.

          2:00-2:45 Table top activities and computers.

2:45-3:00  Classroom clean-up and bathroom breaks.

3:00-3:15  Handwashing and afternoon snack.

3:15-4:00  Large muscle development: outdoor playground.  When weather does not allow outdoor time, we’ll go to the indoor gym from 3:00-3:30 and have snack at 3:30.
 
4:00-4:45  Activity groups: table top activities, art, sensory table, or games.

4:45-5:00  Rotating small groups: music, instuments, singing, or dance.

5:00-5:30  Quiet activities in Pre-Kindergarten classroom  

5:30-6:15 Quiet activities in the Preschool classroom.

Note: Schedule allows time for transitions and schedule changes based on the children’s needs. 

Preschool Daily Schedule – Vadnais Heights

6:30-7:00  Drop off & free choice with all students in the Preschool classroom.

7:00-8:15  Free choice

8:15-8:45  Breakfast

8:45-9:25  Child directed play stations with bathroom breaks.

9:25-9:30  Clean up play stations

9:30-9:45  Morning group: morning greeting and message, calendar, and star of the week sharing.

9:45-10:30  Large muscle development: outdoor playground or indoor gym.
 
10:30-10:40  Handwashing and morning snack set-up.

10:40-11:00  Morning snack

11:00-11:50  Small groups.  Four rotating groups, each twelve minutes long 1.) Cognitive group (theme, literacy, math, science, & social studies.  2.) Art group  3.) Fine motor/writing group  4.) Dramatic play or building group.

11:50-12:00  Circle time: songs, book of the week, sharing on Tuesdays.
 
12:00-12:30  Handwashing and lunch.

12:30-12:45  Bathroom breaks, audio story, resting on cots.

12:45-2:45  Nap time.

2:45-3:00  Bathroom breaks and table top activities.

3:00-3:30  All students awake from nap and continue table top activities.

3:30-3:45  Handwashing and afternoon snack.

3:45-4:00  Circle time with music and instruments.

4:00-4:45  Large muscle development: outdoor playground or indoor gym.

4:45-5:00  Art activities or games.

5:00-6:15  Free choice activities.

Note: Schedule allows time for transitions and schedule changes based on the children’s needs.      

Toddler A Daily Schedule – Vadnais Heights

6:30-7:00  Quiet activities in the Preschool classroom.

7:00-7:45  Free play

7:45-8:00  Children’s choice literacy.

8:00-8:20  Hand washing and breakfast.

8:20-8:30  Music and movement.

8:30-8:50  Large group activity related to the theme of the day.

8:50-9:15  Small groups working on cognitive skills and an art project.

9:15-9:30  Diapering and toileting, hand washing, sensory and manipulative play.

9:30-9:45 Hand washing and snack.

9:45-10:05  Dramatic play and bathroom breaks.

10:05-10:30 Children’s choice literacy and music.

10:30-11:15  Large muscle development: outdoor playground or indoor gym.

11:15-11:30  Diapering and toileting, hand washing, and large group consisting of children’s choice.

11:30-11:50  Hand washing and lunch.

11:50-12:00  Diapering and toileting, hand washing, and audio storybook.

12:00-2:30  Nap

2:30-3:00  Waking up, diapering and toileting, hand washing, and quiet activities.

3:00-3:15  Hand washing and afternoon snack.

3:15-3:30  Large group: children’s choice literacy and music.

3:30-4:15  Large muscle development: outdoor playground or indoor gym.

4:15-4:30  Table top activities to work on manipulative skills.

4:30-5:00  Diapering and toileting, hand washing, art and sensory activity.

5:00-5:15  Music and movement.

5:15-6:15 Quiet activities in the Preschool classroom.

Note: Schedule allows time for transitions and schedule changes based on the children’s needs.

Toddler B Daily Schedule – Vadnais Heights

6:30-7:00  Arrival/Quiet Activities in the Preschool Classroom

7:00-7:15  Tabletop Activities and Manipulatives

7:15-8:00  Free Choice Activities

8:00-8:20  Breakfast and Handwashing

8:20-8:30  Music and Movement

8:30-9:15  Large Motor (Outdoor Play or Indoor Gym)

9:15-9:45  Large Group Time (Theme related learning)
Diapering, Toileting, and Handwashing

945-10:00  Morning Snack and handwashing

10:00-10:30  Dramatic Play/Building Centers/Sensory

10:30-11:00  Small Group Activities (1. art/fine motor activity, 2. cognitive activity)

11:00-11:15  Independent Reading/Manipulative Activities

11:15-11:30  Large Group Time (Children’s Choice Literacy and Music)
Diapering, Toileting, and Handwashing

11:30-12:00  Lunch and Handwashing

12:00-2:30  Nap Time (quiet activities are offered as the children wake up)

2:30-3:00   Waking Up/Quiet Activities
Diapering, Toileting, and Handwashing

3:00-3:15   Afternoon Snack and handwashing

3:15-3:30  Children’s Choice Literacy/Music and Movement

3:30-4:15  Large Motor (Outdoor Play or Indoor Gym)

4:15-4:30  Large Group Time (Children’s Choice Literacy and Music)
Diapering, Toileting, and Handwashing

4:30-4:45  Afternoon Art and Sensory

4:45-5:15  Table Top Activities and Manipulatives

5:15-5:45  Toddler Free Choice

5:45-6:15  Combine with Preschool

Note: Schedule allows time for *transitions and schedule changes based on the children’s needs.

*Transition lengths and activities may vary.

Kindergarten Daily Schedule – Little Canada

6:30-9:00 Before-school care: free choice activities, handwashing and breakfast.

9:00-9:30 Kindergarten begins at 9:00am with the morning meeting, calendar books, and a theme of the week large group learning activity.

9:30-10:00 Art followed by spontaneous free choice.

10:00-10:30 Handwashing, morning snack, and bathroom break.

10:30-11:00 Enrichment learning.

11:00-11:15 Large group letter of the week activity.

11:15-12:00 Letter of the week and guided reading activities with high frequency words.  Journalling, directed writing, and independent writing in small groups.

12:00-12:30 Handwashing, lunch, and bathroom break.

12:30-1:05 Large muscle development: outdoor playground or indoor gym.

1:05-1:30 Large group activities: chapter book reading, and star of the week.

1:30-2:00 Rest time with books.

2:00-2:30 “Math Their Way”

2:30-3:00 Science, social studies, or journaling activity.

3:00-3:30 Large group: dance, music, and daily review. Kindergarten ends at 3:30pm.

3:30-6:15 After-school care

Note: Schedule allows time for transitions and schedule changes based on the children’s needs.

Pre-Kindergarten Daily Schedule – Little Canada

6:30-7:30 Free-play while other students are combined in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom.

7:30-8:30 Free-play centers: Literature, Writing, Math, building, dramatic play, Science

8:30-9:00 Handwashing and breakfast.

9:00-9:15 Morning Meeting: calendar, weather, theme of the week discussion, letter of the week, classroom helpers, books, plan for the day.

9:30-10:20 Small Groups: theme of the week art, math, letter/number of the week activities

10:20-10:45 Handwashing and morning snack.  

10:45-11:00 Large group: music & bathroom

11:00-11:45 Large muscle development: outdoor playground or indoor gym.

11:45-12:05 Transition Group: literature and Sign Language.

12:05-12:30 Handwashing and lunch.

12:30-1:00 Transition activity: group stories, bathroom, and handwashing.

1:00-2:30 Nap/rest time.

2:30-3:10 Handwashing, snack, bathroom

3:10-4:00/4:30: Large Group: & learning centers 

4:00-4:45 Large muscle development: outdoor playground or indoor gym (4:30-5:00).

4:45-5:00/5:30 Small Group activities.

5:30-6:00 Table top activities  

Note: Schedule allows time for transitions and schedule changes based on the children’s needs.  The schedule is subject to change based on the needs/interests of the children.

Preschool Daily Schedule – Little Canada

6:30–7:15 Free-play in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom.

7:15–8:30 Quiet activities: puzzles, coloring, manipulative toys, etc.

8:30–9:00 Handwashing and breakfast.

9:00–9:30 Large group: letter of the week, calendar, explanation of the day, and language activities.

Bathroom break and handwashing.

9:30–10:15 Gym or outside.

10:15–10:30 Large group: language activites.

10:30–10:45 Handwashing and morning snack.

10:45–11:45 Small Groups: Teachers work with children in small groups offering more individualized attention.  During this time, there will be three small groups.

Creative group: learning activities related to the theme of the day.

Discovery group: learning activities geared toward cognitive and manipulative levels of children.

Free choice group: dramatic play area, science area, blocks, sensory, language experiences, books, manipulative, cognitive toys, etc.

11:45 – 12:00 Large group: star of the week, music, weather, and review of the day.

12:00 – 12:20 Handwashing and lunch.

12:20 – 12:45 Transition activity, bathroom break, and handwashing.

12:45 – 3:00 Nap/rest time.

3:00 – 3:15 Bathroom, handwashing and afternoon snack.

3:15 – 4:00 Gym or outside.

4:00 – 4:20 Large group: language activity.

4:20 – 5:00 Discovery time.

5:00 – 5:45 Free-play and room clean-up.

5:45 – 6:15 Small group activities in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom.

Note: Schedule allows time for transitions and schedule changes based on the children’s needs.

Toddler Daily Schedule – Little Canada

7:15-8:15 Free choice activities.

8:15-8:30 Handwashing and breakfast.
 
8:30-8:45 Music

(Toileting, diapers, and handwashing.)

8:45-9:15 Large muscle development: outdoor playground or indoor gym.
 
9:15-9:30 Large group: theme of the week learning.

9:30-10:00 Small groups: easel, sensory table, manipulatives, fine motor & cognitive choices

10:00-10:15 Handwashing and snack.

10:15-11:00 Outside or gym

11:00-11:30 Small groups: art, sensory, fine motor, and cognitive activities.  Each teacher has an assigned group of children & moves with them around the room completing each activity.

11:30-11:45 Large group: calendar and letter of the week learning.

11:45-12:05 Handwashing and lunch.

12:05-12:35 Free-play: children have a choice of 2-3 activities/toys to play with during this time.

(Toileting, diapers, and handwashing.)

12:35-12:45 Nap-time story.

12:45-3:00 Nap-time.
 
3:00-3:20 Table-top learning: building activities & manipulatives.

(Toileting, diapering, and handwashing.)

3:20-3:45 Large group: theme of the week reinforcement.

3:45-4:00 Handwashing and snack.

4:00-4:30 Large muscle development: outdoor playground or indoor gym.

4:30-5:00 Large group: music.

5:00-6:00 Art or sensory project.

Note: Schedule allows time for transitions and schedule changes based on the children’s needs.  

Young Toddler Daily Schedule – Little Canada

6:30-7:30 Quiet activities in the infant classroom.

7:30-8:00 Hand washing and breakfast.

8:00-8:45 Large muscle development: outdoor playground or indoor gym.
 
8:45-9:00 Weekly theme books, sign of the week, flannel board activities.

9:00-9:15 Songs, colors, shapes, numbers, ABC’s, and large group.

9:15-9:30 Art

9:30-10:00 Diapering, hand washing, fine motor small group (tabletop activities such as: puzzles, peg boards, coloring, books, connectors, etc.)

10:00-10:15 Snack

10:15-11:00 Free choice activities.

11:00-11:30 Music, sensory table, or outside time.

11:30-12:00 Handwashing and lunch.

12:00-12:30 Diapering, handwashing, individual reading, and math activities.

12:30-12:45 Dramatic play and free choice exploration in the toddler room.

12:45-3:00 Nap time in Toddler classroom.

3:00-3:30 Diapering, free choice activities, sunscreen application, handwashing.

3:30-3:45 Snack

3:45-4:00 Art

4:00-4:30 Large muscle development: outdoor playground or indoor gym.
 
4:30-4:45 Colors, shapes, numbers, ABC’s, large group activities.

4:45-5:00 Music

5:00-5:15 Sensory table, weekly theme webbing bucket activities to reinforce the theme of the week.

5:15-6:00 Free choice activities.
 
Note: Schedule allows time for transitions and schedule changes based on the children’s needs.