Pre-K: Mrs. Reinhart

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The Lafayette Charter School tuition-based Pre-K program offers stimulating activities and educational programs that help children (age 4-5) learn and grow.

2018-2019 Daily Schedule

Meet & Greet/Morning Work
20 minutes
8:10 - 8:30
Morning Meeting
30 minutes
8:30 - 9:00
Circle Time/Story Time/ Activity 30 minutes
9:00 - 9:30
Learning Centers with Responsive Intervention
30 minutes
9:30 - 10:00
30 minutes
10:00 - 10:30
Small Groups (Tue./Thur.) Library (Wed.) 30 minutes
10:30 - 11:00
Lunch/Outdoor time 60 minutes
11:00 - 12:00
Read Aloud: Children's Choice
15 minutes
12:00 - 12:15
Quiet Time 60 minutes
12:15 - 1:15
Circle Time / Story Time
15 minutes
1:15 - 1:30
Learning Centers/Small Group Instruction
30 minutes
1:30 - 2:00
STEM (T & TH) Library (W)
30 minutes
2:00 - 2:30
Snack Time 15 minutes
2:30 - 2:45
Closing  15 minutes
2:45 - 3:00

Tuesdays: Show and Tell
Thursdays: Reading Buddies

Big Day for PreK
 published by Scholastic

Each day is organized around three Big Experiences - Whole–Group, Circle Time and Story Time lessons- that provide an anchor for conversation, play, and learning.  Carefully selected activities ground the entire class in a common Big Experience.  Big Experiences provide integrated learning opportunities and introduce children to new vocabulary, concepts, and skills.  Big Day for PreK provides instruction in all learning domains:

*Social-Emotional Development

*Oral Language and Vocabulary

*Emergent Reading

*Emergent Writing



*Social Studies

*Fine Arts

*Physical Development


Oral language is at the heart of Big Day for PreK instruction. The curriculum provides opportunities for children to hear language modeled and use language in rich and varied contexts.  A wealth of materials and strategies included help teachers promote development of the most important language skills:

Listening Comprehension

Speaking and Conversation

Sentence Structure

Oral Vocabulary

A diverse collection of Authentic Literature and Non-Fiction:  Books of every time – big books, lap books, little books, eBooks, video storybooks, audiobooks, and take-home books.  A wide variety of Genres – fiction, non-fiction, rhymes, poetry, realistic fiction, Content-area books, multicultural books, alphabet books – expose children to all kinds of text.  Classic and Contemporary Favorites - award–winning titles all children will love!

LCS PreK brochure

For more information:

Email: LCS Office or

Call: (507)228-8943

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