Teacher 

Hello everyone, my name is Erin and I am a child and family studies major at Chadron State College. I am originally from Craig, Colorado, but I have been living in Chadron for 4 years. I LOVE Chadron and I plan to stay around here after I graduate. I am very excited to learn and grow with your children. 

Teacher

My name is Jennifer Ames and I have taught for 18 years. I have my BA in Elementary Education and my MA in SPED and Education Administration. I am currently working on my doctorate. 

Preschool

Ages 3-5 years old 

Schedule

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast & Free Play

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Circle Time (stories, song, prayer time, bible story, jobs, animal chart, review letters & sounds, calendar & weather review)

9:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Author’s Corner

-Wipe off board

-Word of the day

-Practice name

9:30 – 10 a.m. – Independent time at teacher selected centers

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Back Room Time/Field Trip

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Lunch

11:30 – 12:15 p.m. – Quiet Book Time or Free Time

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Rest time

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Small Groups

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Recess/free time

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. - Clean up, shoes & coats on, await parent arrival

Goals & Objectives

To Facilitate Active Learning

 Learning initiated by the learner

 Learning carried out by the learner

 Encouraging the learner to be creative

 Use of five ingredients of active learning

o Materials

o Manipulation of materials

o Child’s choice of activities

o Language from child

o Adult support

To Facilitate Problem Solving

 Children learn best from trial and error

 Children are allowed to make mistakes

 Adults refrain from giving correct answers or solutions

 Children develop the ability to apply reasoning to a variety of situations

 Children develop the ability to comprehend others’ written, spoken, dramatic, and graphic representation

 Children develop the ability to work with others in group planning, cooperative, and shared efforts