Here is our Circle Time Bullentin
We use this as our guide on some of the concepts that will be talked about during circle time,the month,the year,days of the week,weather and what shall we wear.
Our Wall Calendar
Our calendar number pattern for the month of September
This is our days of the week buckets with weather sticks that the child will place according to the weather on that day. Also the meterologist will match this weather wheel to the one on the chart to use as control of error.
Our job chart
After we have did our greeting song. We do jobs, calendar, weather. We have an alphabet treasure hunt. I purchased this from Lakeshore Learning. I hope that this will add some more excitement to our "I Spy" time. The children hunt for the letter in the clue, they can also match it to our alphabet tree. The letters are choosen purposefully, and I added objects as part of the hunt.
Next we discuss the days' circle time topic and complete the Day bag circle time activities.
Here is an example of some in Day One.
"Pick Me" the childs finds their name on the name tag. I will then have tracing paper on tray on the shelf so the child can later use their name tag to practice tracing their name.
Monthly Theme Poster/"My Family Tree" art project
After the activities are completed we will end circle time with a poem and each child will be dismissed individually.
I believe that this period of time will help the children use their work period more efficiently. As the school year progresses the art activities will be presented and placed on the shelf which will cut down the amount of it takes to complete our circle time.
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