Whitemarsh Day School is a preschool for ages 2-5. We are located at 104 Penrose Dr. Savannah GA 31410
For information regarding the school please contact Miranda Maher at 912-659-8185
Sample Daily Lesson Plan
Each day when your child arrives at school he or she will immediately get to work with age appropriate material. For example, if your child is three, she would be welcomed in, place back pack and lunch in appropriate places and choose to work with the blocks. She may choose her work for this entire 45 minutes of individual and small group time. Teachers will guide and assist in the play and let your child learn at her own pace. During this time, your child's teacher will practice with letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. All lessons and activities are designed to meet the child at their specific level and areas of interest.
When we meet for Morning Circle Time, we introduce the theme for the day. Each theme last between one and two weeks. The theme is thoroughly discussed and every child is given ample opportunity to manipulate, explore and create with materials within the planned environment.
Active Exploration is a time focused on the theme for
the day. For example, if our theme is Planting in the garden, your child will
have a chance to pick the preplanned activities.
matching flowers with correct colors
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
A Garden of Opposites by Nancy Davis
Creating a Flip book about growing a flower
We also focus on our theme, in this case, planting in the garden, in our outdoor classroom. Our children will have a chance to grow seeds, monitor each plant's progress, and transplant their seeds to our outdoor garden. We love to use our veggies for snack time and the children enjoy eating what they have grown.
At Whitemarsh Day School we believe strongly that hands on materials make learning desirable, fun and engaging. Priority is given to materials that are real-life, concrete and hands on. Children in these instances are able to see, feel, manipulate and in turn internalize and make use of all information processed and are better able to retain and gain a lifelong love of learning.