CALENDAR

2019-2020 School Year

Preschool goes from Labor Day to Memorial Day.  The school year will begin on September 3rd and 4th and ends May 21st and 22nd with a graduation on May 27th.

We closely follow the traditional Davis School District Calendar.  There will be no school on the following days:  Sept 23, Oct 17 - 18, Nov 1, Nov 27 - 29, Dec 23 - Jan 3, Jan 17, 20, Feb 17, March 23, March 30 - April 3

 

Classes

Morning: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 am

Afternoon: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:30 to 3:00 pm

2 Day: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 11:30 am

 

Content

Your student's week will consist of an opening circle, character building, literacy instruction and activities using (we use the SEEL program developed by BYU), STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), learning centers, outside play (weather permitting), and more!  We explore and investigate topics and integrating subjects wherever it makes sense.  We are academically focused, but still maintain the childlike senses of curiosity and fun! Students at Discovery Adventures Preschool are given many opportunities to share, discover, and grow in their great preschool adventure!

A basic schedule provides for stability and structure while we incorporate some flexibility to allow for exploration and new ideas.  Kids this young have very short attention spans, so we use movement, music, and variety a lot!

 

Sample Schedule

9:00 - Welcome Routine - Backpacks, attendance activity, fine-motor practice, journals, etc.

9:10 - Opening Circle - Greetings, prayer, introduce daily objectives, calendar, character education, literacy instuction.

9:40 - Small Group Instruction and Center Work - Children deepen understanding through learning centers while I work with small groups or individuals on specific skills.

10:30 - Snack Break - Health, manners, social skills, and our "two bite club" are emphasized.

10:40 - Whole Class Instruction - Literacy, math, STEAM, and other skills taught and practiced.

11:00 - Large Motor Skills - Play outside, weather permitting.  Free play and structured play. 

11:10 - Closing Circle - Rhyming and phonics lesson, review of learning, student discussion, music, story time, etc.

11:30 - Pick Up - Students checked out.