A Typical Day
9:00am - 9:15am
Meet in the classroom to start the day with class jobs and center play.
9:15am - 9:40am
Circle time: Children gather on the rug to for large group instruction. The calendar is done to reinforce math concepts. The topic of the day is introduced. Children practice listening and speaking skills.
9:45am - 11:00
Centers/Project Time: The children will freely explore centers specific to the theme of the day while also working one on one with a teacher on a project. PreK also does journals 3 times a week.
Other group activities that are done during this time include:
Outdoor Play: We have a special playground, the Pusey House playground, for the older children to play.
11:30-12:00: Lunch. We eat lunch together in the classroom in PreK.
Circle Time/STEAM activities: We review our day, doing STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), or playing letter/math games as a group.
Gym Time. We have a full size gym to work on our gross motor skills.
Dismiss on the portico outside.
A few things unique to our PreK program:
-Each class studies two countries during the winter months. In March we showcase what we have learned for our families through our Small World program.
-Each class studies an artist of the month and replicates a piece of the artist's work. At the end of the year the classes take a walking trip to the VMFA.
-Throughout the school year our Pre-K children (four- and five-year olds) visit places such as the Pumpkin Patch,Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Teddy Bear Clinic at St. Mary's Hospital, Maymont Park, and The Ronald McDonald House.