The day to day routine in preschool usually involves some type of daily routine which helps students feel safe, comfortable and aware of activity sequences each day. A typical day might look like: 1) social component such as morning circle time, 2) story time / discussion 3)focused brief lesson such as adding or an alphabet letter followed by an application activity to solidify lesson understanding 4) a snack and play period ( often includes centers where students rotate between activities such as motor skills, dress up play, housekeeping play, art, etc. 5)Outdoor exercise and recess, 6)Lunch, 7)Song or story 8)Nap time 9) Quiet play 10) One more play (indoor or outdoor)and then time to go home! Meaningful preschool instruction allows for development of social skills (such as discussing a situation or problem which children can discuss like sharing), emotional regulation (how we feel, and how to manage and express them), physical activity and coordination (catching a ball, throwing, hopping, jumping), art (LOTS of painting, coloring, pasting, cutting, crunching paper, touching), music (band instruments, singing, clapping,, stomping to teach rhythm, sequence, rhyming, etc.), literacy and mathematics (letter sounds, rhymes, counting, etc). It is an important part of being a preschool teacher to welcome children to school each day, make them feel important, help them be both collaborative and independent learners at appropriate times. Preschool is the foundation for so many things to come!