SNAP
ITS FOAM
BALLS Who’s
Next? WOOD BLOCKS
Block Shelf
The circle rug gives a defined boundary
for building with blocks. A theme-based
manipulative can be added to the block area
to encourage creativity. For example, during Zz
Week add zoo animals to the block shelf.

The children are arriving
and the day begins . . .

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Circle Time Activities
My Pre-K Daily Schedule
Beginning Circle
• Teacher’s Helper passes out musical instruments
• Sing “Hello Song”
• Calendar Keeper tells the day of the week and
marks the calendar
• Weather Reporter gives the weather
• CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITY
Before moving to TABLE WORK, take time to stand and stretch.

TABLE WORK
FREE CHOICE PLAY
Cleanup
Each chapter has a list of suggestions for CIRCLE
TIME ACTIVITIES. CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITIES are
used at the Beginning Circle and Ending
Circle. “Hello Song”
(to the tune of “Skip to My Lou”)
Hello, how are you?
Hello, how are you?
Hello, how are you?
How are you today? Hey!
(remaining verses use all the children’s
names, three at a time)
Story
Ending Circle
• CIRCLE TIME ACTIVITY
• Song

• “Good-bye Song” or “Good-bye Poem”
The “Good-bye Song” is used the first half of the year, and
the “Good-bye Poem” is used after winter break. The Line
Leader takes the class outside to play or to the inside large-
motor space.

Large-Motor Activity
Hello [child’s name], how are you?
Hello [another child’s name], how are you?
Hello [another child’s name], how are you?
How are you today? Hey!
— Original author unknown
Use the chore chart to determine the Line
Leader, Calendar Keeper, Weather Reporter, and
Teacher’s Helper.

Joe Sarah
Anna 10
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