Circle time is the most exciting time of the day. It begins promptly at 9 am. The children sing songs, recite the days of the week, review the calendar and discuss the letter and number of the week as well as changes in season and upcoming holidays.
In small groups students cut independently and are assisted with the proper formation of letters and numbers. Letter and sound relationships are reviewed daily. Most students are writing their names and continue to work on the correct way to hold a marker. Weekly letter theme art projects are cut, painted and pasted.
Nursery rhymes are recited, stories are acted out, and books are read and discussed. Counting and patterning are practiced daily. Students complete many puzzles and are learning to play in small groups.
Children look forward to completing the alphabet, recognizing their classmates first and last names and counting to 50 and beyond.