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Lil' Munchkin Preschool

139 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282

Phone:
(480) 966-1151

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our philosophy is to make learning fun and exciting for the children here at Li’l Munchkin Preschool. We use puppets, costumes, art, music, P.E. games, puzzles, storybooks, etc. to teach children what they will need to know when they start school. Our goal is to give them a head start so they will not only be ready for school, but they will also be very successful. The owner here at Li’l Munchkin has taught school for 6 years and she facilitates and directs lesson plans to prepare your child for school. She focuses on the skills they need to learn and revolves them around excitement and fun. This is a place where children love to learn.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Ones Schedule
5:30-6:45 Video/Computer Time/Cassette Stories or Free play
6:45-7:45 Breakfast
7:45-8:00 Clean up Time
8:00-8:20 Calendar Time Double Check Diaper Check
Practice their shapes
Count together to 50 (Make numbers visual)
Identify Money and how much it is worth
Count toys or objects together with student of the day
Write number of the day in their notebooks and give each
student a stamp for good work! Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesdays
Use blocks, clay, art, etc. to make the number of the day TH & Fridays
8:20-8:50 Outside Play (Weather Permitting)/Pledge and song
8:50-9:00 Wash hands with soap and water for snack
9:00-9:30 Snack and Clean up Time
9:30-10:00 Students Buddy Read/Double Check Diaper Check
Play point to the letter (Students say a letter and everyone points to it)
10:00-10:30 STORY FUN TIME
Teacher Reads a Story to the class
Ask students questions, etc.
For story time we often use puppets, costumes, stuffed animals, etc.
On Fridays a mascot will soon be reading stories to all students
Sing Alphabet and sounds of alphabet together (Make letters visual)
10:30-10:55 Outside Play or Fun Thursday Activity
10:50-11:00 Wash hands with soap and water and get ready for lunch
11:00-11:45 Lunch and Clean Up/ Double Check Diaper Check
11:45-12:00 Clean up Time and get ready for nap
12:00-1:30 Nap Time (Soft Music May be Played)
1:30-2:00 Clean up/Dancing/and wash up for snack/Double Check Diaper Check
2:00-2:30 Snack and Clean up Time
2:30-3:00 Fun Writing Time
Practice writing letter of the week (can use dry erase boards, chalkboards,etc)
Practice writing letter of the week in their language notebooks.
Do other activities with letter of the week
3:00-3:30 PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Music and Dance on Mondays and Thursdays
Free Play or Fun Friday Activities on Friday
3:30-4:00 Science/Social Studies project or lesson
4:00-4:30 Puzzles/Buddy Reading or Fun Letter Activity/Double Check Diaper Check
4:30-5:00 Outside Play on Ones Playground
5:00-5:30 Free Play
5:30-6:00 Video
SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Twos and Threes Schedule
5:30-6:45 Video/Stories/ Or Free Play
6:45-7:45 Breakfast
7:45-8:00 Clean up Time
8:00-8:20 Practice their shapes Double Check Diaper Check
Count together to 50 (Make numbers visual)
Identify Money and how much it is worth
Practice writing # of the day on Mondays and Tuesdays
Wednesdays and Thursdays do a special activity with
that number.
Count toys or objects together with student of the day
Calendar Time
8:20-8:50 Outside Play (Weather Permitting)/Pledge and song
8:50-9:00 Wash hands with soap and water for snack
9:00-9:30 Snack and Clean up Time
9:30-10:00 Students Buddy Read/Double Check Diaper Check
Play point to the letter (Students say a letter and everyone points to it)
10:00-10:30 STORY FUN TIME
Teacher Reads a Story to the class
Ask students questions, etc.
For story time we often use puppets, costumes, stuffed animals, etc.
On Fridays a mascot will soon be reading stories to all students
Sing Alphabet and sounds of alphabet together (Make letters visual)
Learn various skills at this time
10:30-10:55 Outside Play or Fun Thursday Activity
10:50-11:00 Wash hands with soap and water and get ready for lunch
11:00-11:45 Lunch and Clean Up/ Double Check Diaper Check
11:45-12:00 Clean up Time and get ready for nap
12:00-1:30 Nap Time (Soft Music May be Played)
1:30-2:00 Clean up/Dancing/and wash up for snack/Double Check Diaper Check
2:00-2:30 Snack and Clean up Time
2:30-3:00 Outside Play
3:00-3:30 PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Music and Dance on Mondays and Thursdays
Free Play or Fun Friday Activities on Friday
3:30-4:00 Fun Writing Time
Use notebooks Monday and Tuesday
Use dry erase or chalboards on Wednesday
Use play dough or other objects on Thursday to make letters
Draw letters on sidewalk with chalk on Fridays.
4:00-4:30 Science/Social Studies project or lesson
4:30-5:00 Puzzles/Buddy Reading or Fun Letter Activity/Double Check Diaper Check
5:00-5:30 Outside Play or Free Play
5:30-6:00 Teacher reads to students and then watch a video
SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Fours and Fives Schedule
5:30-6:45 Video/Computer Time/Cassette Stories or Free play
6:45-7:45 Breakfast
7:45-8:20 Outside Play (Weather Permitting)/Pledge First
8:20-8:50 Practice their shapes
Count together to 50 (Make numbers visual)
Identify Money and how much it is worth
Practice writing # of the day on Mondays and Tuesdays
Wednesdays and Thursdays do a special activity with
that number.
Count toys or objects together with student of the day
Calendar Time
8:50-9:00 Spell spelling words out loud together
Wash hands with soap and water
9:00-9:30 Snack and Clean up Time
9:30-10:00 Outside play
10:00-10:30 STORY FUN TIME
Teacher Reads a Story to the class
Ask students questions, etc.
For story time we often use puppets, costumes, stuffed animals, etc.
On Fridays a mascot will soon be reading stories to all students
Sing Alphabet and sounds of alphabet together (Make letters visual)
Learn various skills at this time
Review letters and sounds and how to form letters
Spell spelling words out loud together, etc
10:30-10:55 Special Activity with Mrs. Sloan
Math, Reading, or Language (Most often we will be doing Math)
Focus will be on what children need practice in.
10:55-11:45 Lunch and Clean Up/While waiting sing and do flash cards
Wash hands with soap and water
11:45-12:00 Clean up Time and get ready for nap
12:00-1:30 Nap Time (Soft Music May be Played)
1:30-2:00 Clean up/Dancing/and wash up for snack
2:00-2:30 Snack and Clean up Time
2:30-3:00 Fun Writing Time With Mrs. Sloan
Write stories by sounding out words
Write something good about one student a day
and post it on Dry Erase Board
3:00-3:30 PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Music and Dance on Mondays and Thursdays
Free Play or Fun Friday Activities on Friday
3:30-4:00 Science/Social Studies project or lesson
4:00-4:30 Puzzles/Buddy Read
Teacher will practice reading a predictable book with one
child and he or she will read it to the class.
4:30-5:00 Outside Play
5:00-5:30 Video
SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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Excerpted from the preschool's website