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Tri-State Christian School

11084 West USHighway 20
Galena, IL 61036

(815) 777-3800


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission and vision statements of Tri-State Christian School are based on the following educational presuppositions.
• All truth is God's truth.
• The Christian Bible, as God's inspired Word, was given as a guide for faith and practice.
• An effective Christian education integrates biblical truth and principles into all classroom teaching and all school related activities."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"C.E.E. Daily Schedule
8:30 - 9:00 Free Play - Arrival time for children
and families - activities are set up at table for
parents and children to choose as a “settling in�
activity. The “helper of the day� will assist the
teacher in minor preparations.
9:00 - 9:10 Opening, welcome, weather, Bible time,
action songs or exercises
9:10 - 10:00 Music/Art
10:00 - 10:15 Snack—(sent by parent in lunch)
10:15 - 10:45 gym
10:45 - 11:15 - Center/Project time (During
center time, children choose from many activities
throughout the room that have been carefully
prepared by teachers to foster literacy skills,
problem solving, discovery, pre-math skills and
creativity.) Teachers will work with small groups
of children during center time on prereading,
prewriting and math skills. Children will lead
themselves through activities of their choice
provided in the writing, book and manipulative
11:15 - 11:30 - Storytime - letter of the week
11:30 - 12:00 - Lunchtime - Books, Puzzles,
Coloring, Outside, Specials, Washrooms
12:00 - 1:00 - Restime - Educational videos or
recordings shown/heard at this time
1:00 - 1:45 - Outside Play time (since outside play
is critical and beneficial for children as inside
play, we value what happens on this level,
especially in the social and physical realm).
1:45 - 2:30 - Kindergarten Reading Sheets-prereading,
2:30 - 2:45 - Show-n-tell, Snack (shared from
snack schedule)
2:45 - 3:00 - Clean Up
3:00 - 3:15 - Circle Time/Home"
Excerpted from the preschool's website