Your Child's Day:
Children play indoors or outdoors and independently practice generalizable social and cognitive behaviour. Teacher observes children’s behaviour.
Pick-up toys, register. Teacher talks with children about how they feel, what they did at home the night before, and what they did yesterday at school (emphasizing continuity from the previous day).
Children and teacher talk in a group about the sequence of activities planned for the day, including special topics and events that will occur. The emphasis is on planning, sequence and continuity. PLANNING TIME is related to SUMMARY TIME.
Teacher does one lesson from one Bright Start unit per day with a small group of children.
Children are helped to regulate their own behaviour in accordance with environmental changes and demands, moving in a planned and purposeful manner from one activity to another. Snack examples: Fruit sticks, Provitas, cheese, sandwiches, fish fingers, bran muffins, yoghurt, etc. (Advise on special needs)
Children choose an activity from centres that focus on developmental goals. The thinking process of choice-making is emphasized, according to established rules. The teacher will help children to choose activities in areas which they need help. Over time, children move from one learning centre to another, ultimately completing tasks in all centres.
Children and teacher sit in a circle for a specific content lesson like practical life skills, language arts, mathematics, geography, science, zoology, etc. The teacher will reinforce the cognitive processes being emphasized that day in the Bright Start cognitive lesson.
Children and teacher read stories together. Teachers emphasize the thinking processes of the day and relate them to the different contexts presented in the stories.
Wash hands, faces and feet & pack-up
Children and teacher review the day’s activities, with emphasis on reviewing the thinking processes learned that day and bridging these to other areas of the children’s lives. The teacher also connects the day’s events with those anticipated for the next day or days.
Pick-up from 12:30