Preschool at MIS

We start every morning with a circle followed by centers, which include a snack. Students have two recesses each day- one in the morning and one at mid-day. We go outside every day unless there is a severe weather advisory.

Once a week students, have Music and Art (in English), Library (in Spanish) and small group projects with classroom teachers (related to the PYP units).

This is an overview of a day in preschool:

  • Circle time
  • Centers
  • Morning recess
  • Specialists/ project time
  • Second circle
  • Lunch
  • Lunch recess/ half- day students leave
  • Rest time/individual quiet activities
  • Afternoon social play/fine motor projects
  • Closing circle/ adios

Note: The timing of centers and morning recess differ in each classroom.

CYCLE-A

WHO WE ARE Exploring a new environment may help me learn and connect with others. A Year- long unit with emphasis in September and October, One week in January and one in March.
SHARING THE PLANET When animals live or work with people, people are responsible for their care. October- December
HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES We can express ourselves through movement January- March
HOW WE ORGANIZE OURSELVES People can communicate, collaborate and work together to build communities. April- June

CYCLE B

HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES The way we express and reflect on our feelings affects ourselves and others. A Year- long unit with emphasis in September and October, One week in January and one in March
WHO WE ARE Understanding the structure and the experience of our families, helps us connect with others. October- December
SHARING THE PLANET Living things use resources according to their characteristics and the conditions in their habitat. January- March
HOW THE WORLD WORKS The origins of food resources influence what we eat. April- June