Hello parents! Here is where you can find the classroom goals we would be working on & the schedule we try to keep while all together in school. By implementing these skills/routines with your child at home we believe it will better prepare them for when we all get to return to school!
Classroom Goals for our Chippy's * Have Fun!!! Really, it's so important to have fun while learning! * Foster a sense of curiosity and a desire to learn. * Begin to foster independence in; self care, meal times, dressing (outdoor and snow clothes) by providing children with consistent directions and showing patience when learning new skills. * Begin to teach predictability in classroom schedule, routines, daily activities with the use of visual schedules and reminders. * Begin teaching feelings & emotions by labeling how each child feels in the moment; utilizing books and emotion picture cards.
“Let the child be the guide and respect spontaneity when appropriate and safe.” These are two things we really try and implement when we are working in the Chipmunk classroom. Children love to learn on their own even at this young age and watching them is truly spectacular and to see their confidence sky rocket in their abilities is a feeling of pure joy!
Daily Chipmunk Schedule: 7:30-9:15 Child directed work time or Art activity 9:15-9:20 Clean up all together 9:20-9:30 Morning circle; songs, sign language, books, language cards 9:30-10:00 morning snack 10:00-10:30 Diapering/ Preparing for outside (weather permitting) 10:30-11:45 Outside time OR Child directed work OR Art 11:45-12:00 Wash up and prepare lunch 12:00-12:45 Lunch 12:45-1:15 Calming Time; books, yoga, quiet projects 1:15-1:30 Nap Preparation 1:30-3:30/4 Nap Time 3:30-4:00 Diapering 4:00-4:30 Afternoon snack 4:30-5:30 Child direct work time, outside time or art