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Our Lady-bethlehem School

4567 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43214-2499

Phone:
(614) 451-6631

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At Our Lady of Bethlehem, we believe that Catholic-Christian education begins with life in the heart of the family. Parents, who are the primary educators of the child, nourish the child with human and spiritual values. Foundations are laid at Our Lady of Bethlehem which influences the ability of all students to acquire skills on the intellectual, emotional, social and physical levels to provide the opportunity for personal religious growth. We, at Our Lady of Bethlehem, aim to help each child realize he/she is a special person created by God, loved by God, his/her parents and others. We also believe this supports a love and appreciation of one's self and one's community. Our community is encouraged to foster a comfortable but professional relationship among faculty, students and parents.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"12:30 - 1:30 FREE PLAY
Books, Housekeeping, Blocks, Puppet Theatre, Puzzles, Art)
1:30 - 1:45 TEACHER DIRECT ART
1:45 - 2:05 CIRCLE TIME
(Good Morning Dear Jesus, Shake Your Sillies Song,
Weather Song, Calendar, Story, Topic For The Day, Share Time)
2:05 - 2:20 SNACK TIME
2:20 - 2:35 MUSIC, MOVEMENT, STORY
2:35 - 2:45 PREPARE FOR DISMISSAL
AM Daily Schedule

9:00 - 9:25 FREE PLAY/COMPUTER/CHAPEL
9:25 - 9:35 CIRCLE - OPENING
(prayer, pledge, attendance, helpers, calendar, weather)
9:35 - 9:55 THEMES
(letters, numbers, counting, shapes, colors,
patterning, Religion, special days, etc.)
9:55 - 10:00 STORY
10:00 - 10:20 TABLE TIME
(coloring, cutting, writing, numbers, etc.)
10:20 - 10:30 SNACK TIME
10:30 - 10:45 RUG TIME
(class games/activities, music, singing, fingerplays)
10:45 - 11:00 MATH ACTIVITIES & GAMES/PHYSICAL EDUCATION/ART
11:00 - 11:15 STORY & PREPARATION FOR DISMISSAL


PM Daily Schedule

12:30 - 12:55 FREE PLAY/COMPUTER/CHAPEL
12:55 - 1:05 CIRCLE - OPENING
(prayer, pledge, attendance, helpers, calendar, weather)
1:05 - 1:25 THEMES
(letters, numbers, counting, shapes, colors,
patterning, Religion, special days, etc.)
1:25 - 1:30 STORY
1:30 - 1:50 TABLE TIME
(coloring, cutting, writing, numbers, etc.)
1:50 - 2:00 SNACK TIME
2:00 - 2:15 RUG TIME
(class games/activities, music, singing, fingerplays)
2:15 - 2:30 MATH ACTIVITIES & GAMES/PHYSICAL EDUCATION/ART
2:30 - 2:45 STORY & PREPARATION FOR DISMISSAL

AM Daily Schedule

9:00 - 9:25 FREE PLAY/COMPUTER/CHAPEL
9:25 - 9:35 CIRCLE - OPENING
(prayer, pledge, attendance, helpers, calendar, weather)
9:35 - 9:55 THEMES
(letters, numbers, counting, shapes, colors,
patterning, Religion, special days, etc.)
9:55 - 10:00 STORY
10:00 - 10:20 TABLE TIME
(coloring, cutting, writing, numbers, etc.)
10:20 - 10:30 SNACK TIME
10:30 - 10:45 RUG TIME
(class games/activities, music, singing, fingerplays)
10:45 - 11:00 MATH ACTIVITIES & GAMES/PHYSICAL EDUCATION/ART
11:00 - 11:15 STORY & PREPARATION FOR DISMISSAL


PM Daily Schedule

12:30 - 12:55 FREE PLAY/COMPUTER/CHAPEL
12:55 - 1:05 CIRCLE - OPENING
(prayer, pledge, attendance, helpers, calendar, weather)
1:05 - 1:25 THEMES
(letters, numbers, counting, shapes, colors,
patterning, Religion, special days, etc.)
1:25 - 1:30 STORY
1:30 - 1:50 TABLE TIME
(coloring, cutting, writing, numbers, etc.)
1:50 - 2:00 SNACK TIME
2:00 - 2:15 RUG TIME
(class games/activities, music, singing, fingerplays)
2:15 - 2:30 MATH ACTIVITIES & GAMES/PHYSICAL EDUCATION/ART
2:30 - 2:45 STORY & PREPARATION FOR DISMISSAL


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Excerpted from the preschool's website