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Classroom Development Plan

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Introduction
The age group I use to design my encouraging classroom is 4 to 5 years old in a preschool classroom in a five star center. The group size for this classroom is 12. The theme for my classroom this month is Spring.
Class Schedule
4&5 YEAR OLD CLASS SCHEDULE
6:30 – 9:00 Arrival and Free Play (combined group)
9:00 – 9:45 Group Meeting/Morning Activities/Rest room
9:45 -10:15 Breakfast
10:15 -10:45 Gross Motor Play (Inside or Outside)
10:45 -11:15 Music/Circle time/Story time
11:15 – 12:00 Art/Sand & Water/Literacy/Discovery/Dramatic Play/Computer
12:00 – 1:00 Rest room / Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Rest Time
2:30 – 3:00 Snack
3:00 – 3:30 Outdoor Play
3:30 – 5:30 Child Choice/Free Play (combined group) until departure

Children thrive on having a consistent routine that provides a balance of activities designed to meet individual needs and foster physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth. Best practice promotes a daily schedule with large amounts of time for play, smooth transitions between activities, and a balance between child-initiated and teacher-directed activities ("Early Childhood: Developmentally Appropriate Practices", 2016).
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The layout is designed to decrease mistaken behaviors. The room is set up so there is a natural flow from one center to another. The classroom is organized around learning centers. The messy centers are setup on flooring while the circle time and book center are on the carpeted area for comfort. The block center is near the carpet for noise control.
Centers
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Rainbow Art using construction paper in a rainbow of colors, cardstock, scissors and glue the student will made a colorful mosaic project.
2. Coffee filters butterflies - using coffee filters, watercolor paints, pipe cleaners, paintbrushes and spray bottles the student will make
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