a typical day

Each day, the children eagerly enter the classroom ready to get back to work. Sometimes a child may decide to go back to work that he or she had out from the day before. Other times, he or she may want to start something new.   Once all children have arrived they participate in circle activities where they check the calendar and the weather, say the Pledge of Allegiance and often read a story. After circle activities, the lesson of the day is presented by one of the teachers and the children have time to practice the lesson. The morning is fluid and blends presentation of materials with individualized work and small group activities. Children enjoy daily integration of the arts and music and spend time each day outside and on the playground.

sample schedule

8:30-9:15 Arrival and outdoor play
9:15-9:30Circle (songs, pledge, lesson)
9:30-11:00 Independent work cycle which includes choice of work in each area
of the classroom as well as any unfinished project work
11:00-11:15Second circle
11:15-11:45Outdoor play
11:30Dismissal for early students
12:30Dismissal for 12:30 students
12:30 - 1:30Pre-K activities including Handwriting w/out tears, journals,
sound of the week, Weekly Reader and projects