Our preschool has two 2's classes. One is Tuesdays only, and the other is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I teach the 2-day a week class, but both follow this schedule:
9:30 Arrivals and Centers Time
We offer free-choice centers as soon as the 2's arrive. They are not required to be at any center at any given time, but have the freedom to roam and explore at their own pace. The centers provided are: book corner, writing table, play dough, table activities, house corner, blocks and cars, science, art, easel and sensory. Also, during this time, if the weather is cooperating we open the door for outdoor exploration as well.
10:15 Clean Up
We sing our clean up song and work together to clean up the classroom.
At the beginning of the year this is very informal and I don't force anyone to sit while we read. As the year progresses and their attention spans grow, they sit on their personalized mats while we read a short story.
Our preschoolers bring their own snack and we sit family style.
We have the choice of 2 indoor spaces for large motor fun. We are lucky to have access to these spaces since it rains often here in the Pacific Northwest.
11:40 Music and Movement
We finish our day with some fingerplays, instruments, dancing and singing.