Preschool Daily Schedule

Highlighting how your child will spend their day.

Morning Group

7:30-9:00

Spontaneous Play Spontaneous Play Spontaneous Play Spontaneous Play Spontaneous Play
Morning Circle & Language

9:00-9:50

Singing O’ Canada

Singing Welcome Song

Weather chart

Days of the week

Jolly phonics

Tracing Sheets

Letter recognition (using sand paper letters)
Practical Life
Work books

ABC Rocks with Sand
Word Building

Singing O’ Canada

Singing Welcome Song

Weather chart

Days of the week

Jolly phonics

Tracing Sheets

Letter recognition (using sand paper letters)
Practical Life
Work books

ABC Rocks with Sand
Word Building

Singing O’ Canada

Singing Welcome Song

Weather chart

Days of the week

Jolly phonics

Tracing Sheets

Letter recognition (using sand paper letters)
Practical Life
Work books

ABC Rocks with Sand
Word Building

Singing O’ Canada

Singing Welcome Song

Weather chart

Days of the week

Jolly phonics

Tracing Sheets

Letter recognition (using sand paper letters)
Practical Life
Work books

ABC Rocks with Sand
Word Building

Singing O’ Canada

Singing Welcome Song

Weather chart

Days of the week

Jolly phonics

Tracing Sheets

Letter recognition (using sand paper letters)
Practical Life
Work books

ABC Rocks with Sand
Word Building

French

9:50-10:10

French French French French French
Snack

10:10-10:25

Snack Snack Snack Snack Snack
Outdoor Time

10:25-11:15

Hula hoops

Balls

Playground

Spontaneous play

Music Music Hula hoops

Balls

Playground

Spontaneous play

Hula hoops

Balls

Playground

Spontaneous play

Math

11:15-11:30

Lets count to number …

Number recognition (using sand paper numbers)

Color recognition

Shape recognition

Tracing Sheets

Practical Life

Work Books

Addition

 

Lets count to number …

Number recognition (using sand paper numbers)

Color recognition

Shape recognition

Tracing Sheets

Practical Life

Work Books
Addition

 

Lets count to number …

Number recognition (using sand paper numbers)

Color recognition

Shape recognition

Tracing Sheets

Practical Life

Work Books
Addition

 

Lets count to number …

Number recognition (using sand paper numbers)

Color recognition

Shape recognition

Tracing Sheets

Practical Life

Work Books
Addition

 

Lets count to number …

Number recognition (using sand paper numbers)

Color recognition

Shape recognition

Tracing Sheets

Practical Life

Work Books
Addition

 

Lunch

11:30-12:00

Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Naptime Stories

12:00-12:30

Nap Time Stories Nap Time Stories Nap Time Stories Nap Time Stories Nap Time Stories
Naptime

12:30-2:30

Nap Time Nap Time Nap Time Nap Time Nap Time
Snack

2:30-3:00

Snack Snack Snack

(Gym 230-300)

Snack Snack
Project Work

3:00-3:30

Performing Arts
Shadow Theatre
Performing Arts
Shadow Theatre
Performing Arts
Shadow Theatre
Performing Arts
Shadow Theatre
Performing Arts
Shadow Theatre
Outdoor Time

3:30-4:00

 

Hula hoops

Balls

Playground

Spontaneous play

Hula hoops

Balls

Playground

Spontaneous play

Hula hoops

Balls

Playground

Spontaneous play

Hula hoops

Balls

Playground

Spontaneous play

Hula hoops

Balls

Playground

Spontaneous play

Snack Time

4:00-4:30

Home Snack Home Snack Home Snack Home Snack Home Snack
After School 4:00-6:00 Spontaneous Play Spontaneous Play Spontaneous Play Spontaneous Play Spontaneous Play

Preschool Newsletter

An example of a monthly Newsletter emailed to parents to keep them informed.

Dear Parents,

During April, as we were completing our project on “Dinosaurs” we observed that the children continued to be fascinated with skeletons and bones. This lead to many conversations and a comparison of dinosaurs and humans. After much discussion and based upon the children’s interest, we decided the next project to explore would be the “The Human Body”.  We created a web to document the children’s prior knowledge and the questions they wanted to explore. After planning various learning experiences for the children we were very interested to see that their focus was skeletons and bones.

X-rays of bones were investigated on the light table. The children created drawings of their skeletons and the bones inside their bodies. While reading stories of what’s inside our body they learned about the number of bones found in our hands and they recreated this by tracing their hands and placing Q-tips inside the skin to represent bones. They made life-size cut-outs of their bodies and they spent time adding materials to create themselves. They then revisited the drawings they had originally made and drew their bodies again, adding the new information they had gained; more details, such as, a brain, bones, heart, etc.  They also made a patient that was used during dramatic doctor play.

Furthermore, during the last few weeks of April the children have shown a lot of interest in the book “The Gingerbread Man.”  They began pretending they were the different characters in the story.  As a class, we began discussing staging a performance and acting-out the story.  Different parts of story structure have been explored, such as, plot, characters and setting.  We started creating props and will continue to re-enact the story throughout the month of May.

The story has evolved into another project “Theatre/Preforming.” A shadow-play area has been set-up in the classroom and the children have been engaged in dramatic play. Some children have been dancing and others have been using different props, such as, dinosaurs, puppets and people figurines to act-out a shadow-show. They have been enjoying discussing what they would like to perform with their friends; preparing what props they would like to use and then adding them to the performance. We will continue this exploration by having the children create their own original story and acting it out either with shadow-play, a puppet theatre or performing themselves. This month, we will also began talking about the life cycle of a plant (planting flowers/vegetables and taking care of them).

In Language Arts, the children are continuing to engage in three-letter word building.  We we will continuing reading in the “A Pig Can Jig” SRA series. The children continue to print letters in both upper and lower-case.  In Mathematics, the children are continuing to explore teen numbers. We have been practicing counting by two’s and fives. We are exploring three-dimensional shapes and doing simple one-digit addition and subtraction.

Reminders

Please label all of your child’s belongings

• Autumn Hill enforces a strict no-nut policy. If your child requires a before and/or after school snack, please ensure it is a nutritious nut-free snack. All foods sent to school must be pre-packaged with the list of ingredients clearly visible. No food prepared at home will be allowed, due to the possibility of cross contamination, such as, cut-up vegetables or fruit, if you would like to send full servings we would be happy to cut it.

Please take home water bottles daily and bed sheets weekly to be washed

Important Dates

May 9 & 10 –  Graduation photos

May 23 – School closed (Victoria Day)

May 30 & 31 – Build a Bear Workshop with Kids Fun Factory

 

Preschool Curriculum

An example of a monthly Curriculum sent to parents to keep them informed.



Contact us!

Address:

9050 Dufferin Street
Concord, ON L4K 5M4

Phone:

(905) 417-9779

Fax:

(905) 417-3260

Email:

office@autumnhillacademy.ca