ARRIVAL, BREAKFAST AND FREE PLAY
Class begins each day inside. Adults dropping off their children take them inside and assist in putting away backpacks and extra clothes. Students then go to eat breakfast and participate in morning free play.
We gather, greet each other, review our weekly concepts, weather, messages, and sing songs.
During activity time, students gather for a 30 minute activity. Students join in conversation, engage in music and movement activities, participate in pre-literacy and math activities, sing songs and participate in other whole-group activities. This setting also gives the teacher the opportunity to focus on a particular skill set, promoting individualized learning.
OUTDOOR PLAY AND EXPLORATION
Students enjoy supervised, unstructured play time in the outdoor classroom. They play in the playhouse, loose parts area, open grassy area or even the large vegetable garden.
INDOOR FREE PLAY
Students participate in free play while the teacher prepares lunch.
We eat family style. Eating with the children in this manner allows us to model manners, and healthy eating behaviors.
Students gather in the front room where we do puzzles, read or play games until they are picked-up.