Hi, I am a student at the MIST Kindergarten. I would like to tell you about a typical day at our school and how much we enjoy being here.
We arrive at school at 8 a.m.. Some of us come to school with our parents and others arrive with a driver or taxi. Our teachers greet us as we walk into the kindergarten.
At 8:30 we go downstairs for breakfast, and from 9 to 9:15 we have fifteen minutes of outside play. We go back upstairs, take off our shoes, and sit down on the carpet in our classrooms for circle time. During circle time we talk about the calendar, the weather, go over the line order for the day, and discuss the fun activities we will do for the rest of the day.
From 9:30-10:00 we have math. Our teachers know how to make learning fun since these activities they planned are exciting and engaging. We like to learn new things from our teachers!
After that, we practice literacy using sight word games and reading books with our teachers at different stations around the room. After a short break, we come back to our classrooms for knowledge and understanding of the world. During this time, we have open discussions on various themes. At 11:30, we get ready for lunch. Lunch time is a very important time for us as we learn to eat healthy, communicate with friends, and learn good manners. After lunch, we have story time in our classrooms with our teachers.
When story time is finished we spend half an hour outside on the playground building important social skills with our friends. When we come back inside at 1:30 for free choice, the little children in the nursery school go take a nap, and we visit a variety of learning centers around the kindergarten. At these centers we can write, we can read, we can draw, we can paint, we can build, and do all kinds of fun educational activities and games. Once a week we have ICT where we play learning games on the computer, and learn how to the keyboard and mouse. We have dance class every Friday. This program is an essential part of our curriculum as it teaches us to build our motor skills.
At 2:45 we clean up free choice and return to our classrooms for snack. During snack we have story time again, or play vocabulary games to help us with our language skills. At 3:15, our parents begin to arrive and we have circle time one final time to discuss what we learned that day and what we liked best. At 4:00 our long but joyous day at school ends.
If you are interested in our school and would like to learn more about us please call our school office and make an arrangement to come and visit us. You will see the different, fun activities we do every day with our friends and how much we enjoy being a kindergartener at MIST!