A Day in The Life of a Student at GICNS
Many people ask what a class day looks like. What's the structure like, what kinds of things do we do, how much free time vs structured time do they have. Well, here's a glimpse into a typical day in the class (specific activities vary between the two programs, but the structure is the same)...
Free Play: Painting, Puzzles, Playdough, Coloring, Books, Blocks, Animals, Kitchen, Cars and Trains, Sensory Boxes, Seasonal Boxes, Dress-Up, Doll Care, and more; emphasizes social skills and interest exploration
Circle Time: Singing, Weather Observation, Calendar Learning, Finger Play, Dancing, Student introduces participating helper
Story Time: The teacher reads a story related to the season or theme while students practice listening skills, following directions, and comprehension
Application: Involves coloring, gluing, and/or scissor skills to complete a project related to the day's story
Activity: Students have an opportunity to play games that involve counting, quantifying, taking turns, and working together in small groups
Snack: Students line up and find their seats, wait patiently for their classmates before eating, sing a thankfulness song (and happy birthday when applicable!), and have a snack or birthday treat together.
Hygiene: Students wash and dry hands after using the restroom, they are to use tissues to wipe their noses, and they sanitize their hands before snack and properly dispose of wipes in the garbage can.
The teachers have spent countless hours creating a specialized curriculum for each of the two classes. Themes focus around the season, month, or holiday and cover a variety of subjects therein. Students learn something new every day!