Typical Day Schedule

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Please keep in mind this is a general schedule of the day. At the start of the school year while children are getting acclimated to their new surroundings, we will do things differently. Once the class is normalized this is the schedule we will use. It will change from time to time to accommodate special events such as Tea with Mom or Donuts with Dad.

7:00-8:45 Before Care-Children enjoy art projects, playtime, story time, etc.
8:45-9:00 Transition Period to begin the Montessori portion of the day.

Circle/Group time: Greeting song, discuss the day, month and year, the weather, go over basic lessons and rules of the classroom and go off to work.
9:00-11:30 Head teacher conducts various lessons throughout the morning, the children move about freely choosing their own work but within limits. They must have had a lesson on the activities chosen and they must respect the materials and each other. During this time frame, a snack is placed at the snack table and 2 friends may go to the snack table as long as it is available.
11:30-11:45 Transition Period: Half-Day children will prepare to go home and the other children prepare for lunch. Circle/Group Time: Events of the day may be discussed and the good-bye song will be sung for our half-day friends.
11:45-12:45 Children will have their lunch followed by recess. They will play outside weather permitting.
12:45-1:00 Children 4 years old and under will prepare for their rest. Children older than 5 will continue their work quietly.
1:45-2:45 Children who have not fallen asleep will continue their lessons.
2:45-3:00 Clean-up Time: Children will help tidy up the classroom. Once children are acclimated in our classroom, jobs will be assigned and changed on a weekly basis. At this time the children with a specific job will begin their assigned task such as sweeping, watering the plants, among other duties.
3:00-3:10 Transition Period: The children who go home will gather their belongings and prepare for dismissal. The children who stay in aftercare will prepare for their afternoon snack.

Circle/Group Time: The children will get together for the good-bye song.
3:15-6:00 The children in our aftercare program will work on art projects, reading, educational videos, extracurricular activities (TBD) they have signed up for, group games, music and movement, outside play (as weather permits) until they are picked up by their parent/guardian

Spanish will be taught once a week by
the head teacher beginning in November.

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