Welcome to the Lion Classroom
Our curriculum is created by using the Reggio-Emilia approach of emergent curriculum. We use a play-based philosophy in which we provide new materials and challenges based on the themes of interest we see throughout the classroom. The teachers are researchers. Our job is to be engaged in the children’s play and find common threads in their play to spark curriculum ideas which challenge, question, and support their learning. Our goal is to provide a space where the children feel their ideas are honored and represented in a way that allows them to learn through their play. Through play we practice negotiation and teamwork skills. We explore numbers, quantities, shapes, letters, sounds, language and colors. We expand our vocabulary, practice inquiry skills and expressing feelings. Every material and interaction is intentional to support the child as a whole learner and prepares them to be a functioning member of society.
Opening –9:30 Open play (inside or outside)
9:30 – 9:40 Clean up, use potties and wash hands
10:10 – 10:30 Greeting, Read stories, Singing, etc.
10:30 – 11:15 Open play
11:15 – 12:00 Outside play/Gross motor activities
12:00 Clean up, Wash hands, Potty
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30-12:45 Audio books/Read aloud
12:45 – 2:30 Nap/quiet time
2:30 – 3:00 Wake up, quiet activities
3:00 – 3:15 Wash hands, clean up
3:15 – 3:30 Snack
3:30- 5:00 Outside play or open play
5:00 – 5:30 Open play
We are a part of team with the students. Their voices are heard and honored. We learn the nurture style, temperament, and learning style of each of our students and treat them in a way that exemplifies respect.
We often allow our students to use team work, build relationships and foster trust within themselves. Our number one concern is the safety of our students.