Mrs. Kristi Jones


I am married to Scott, and we have 3 sons - Matthew, Ben and Jack.
We enjoy spending time camping and hiking as a family, as well as spending time with our large extended family.

I have taught Pre=K for OPS since 2000-2001, all of them at Lothrop.

I have my masters degree in Early Childhood Education. 

I believe that children learn best through play. We spend the majority of our day in free play. That play is structured to meet social and academic goals! My goal is for children to leave my classroom prepared for Kindergarten with play skills, social skills and pre-academic skills.

If I were to ever change specialties, I would be a science teacher or a wildlife biologist! 
I love science, animals and nature. The strangest pet I have ever owned was a hedgehog! 

Class Schedule

8:45 - 9:00 – Arrival: Kids will move their name from “Home” to “School”. They may go to the restroom if needed. They will wash their hands, then they may go play with designated toys.

 

9:00 – 9:30 – Brain Smart Start and Greetings to dismiss to breakfast

                       

9:30-9:40 Large Group –return to tables for writing

 

9:40-9:55– Circle time – morning meeting

 

9:55– 10:20– Outdoor Play / Gym Time

 

10:20– 10:35– Literature – CC Theme

 

10:35-10:45 – Small Groups

 

10:45– 12:00 – Centers / Free Choice – small

                           groups in centers

 

12:00 – 12:15 – Music Activity; wash and set up for lunch

 

12:15 – 12:45 – Lunch and tooth brushing

 

12:45 – 1:00 – Second Step

 

1:00 – 1:10– Story and get ready for rest

 

1:10 – 2:40 – Rest Time

 

2:40– 3:40 – Free Choice of Centers

 

3:40 – 4:05 – Outdoor Recess – get ready to go by 4:00

Mrs. Jones

kristi.jones@ops.org