Where play and creative expression
are encouraged on a daily basis
7:30-9:00: Early care (outdoor recess or self-selection)
9:00-9:50: Class begins, welcoming students, self-selection, snack offered throughout this time (child's choice when to eat)
9:50-10:00: Daily Jobs (we will be in our two groups when they choose their jobs)
10:00-10:40: Outdoor recess (or neighborhood walks)
10:40-11:10 (wash up) Circle time- story, weather, schedule, sign-language songs, finger plays, learning/reviewing facts related to theme, sharing/discussions, letter and sound practice. (we will be in our two groups for circle time, and will stagger the times.)
11:10- 12:10: Sign-in (trace or write their name with a dry erase marker, match name to picture), children's choice of self-selection or small group projects (table time).
12:10-12:40: (wash up) Lunch
12:40-1:20: Outdoor recess (beginning nap for younger students) & early pick-up
1:20-1:30 (wash up) Prepare for nap
1:30-3:00 Nap Time (Or rest time with quiet activities)
3:00-4: 00: Snack time, saying good bye to some friends, preparing for after care, recess or block room play.
4:00-5:30: After care (outdoor recess, late afternoon snack, self-selection)
We offer a structured schedule for consistency with flexibility within each activity. At our school the children will explore through their own self-selection play, free art, small group activities, large group activities, music, dance, yoga, nature walks, science experiments, cooking together, beginning literacy and writing steps, all while learning around a designed theme of their interest (space, ocean, farm etc).
Self-selection is the children's free choice to play in the classroom as they desire. All of the learning centers will be available and open. We will also use this time for music, dance parties, directional songs, science projects, cooking, yoga, and whatever the chiudlren's interest may lead to! It will be their choice to paritcipate in the large group activities or continue their free play.